Think about Sacramento’s past and the Gold Rush comes to mind.  But that’s only part of the story.

The Sacramento History Museum is dedicated to Sacramento’s rich and diverse history.  Our galleries and exhibits explore the history and stories of the area’s first inhabitants, the pioneers who settled here during the Gold Rush, life on the farm, and more.  The Museum also features interactive exhibits that bring to life the people and events of Sacramento and its unique place in the history of California and the nation.

Museum Hours:

The Sacramento History Museum’s hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week.  Last admissions are sold at 4:30 p.m. 


More Tours Mean More Fun!

Give yourself the gift of adventure, history, and maybe even a bit of time travel when you book your tickets for our remaining 2018 tours. Underground Tours and Gold Fever! Tours run Saturdays and Sundays, and right now you’ll receive FREE admission to the Sacramento History Museum when you purchase a ticket to an Old Sacramento Tour. Click Here for the Tour Page.


Back to School… and Field Trips!

Calling all educators! September here, and you know what that means? Field Trips! We are now scheduling school field trips for Sacramento History Museum programs, Gold Rush programs, Underground and Gold Fever! tours, and more. To find out more, click here.







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