The Sacramento History Museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays,
from 10am – 5pm, with last patrons admitted at 4:30.

Underground Tours return April 10!

Learn more about our safety precautions.

California in Print

Our new exhibit, with highlights from the Eleanor McClatchy Collection, includes items such as original Gold Rush era maps showing where gold could be found, letter sheets from 1850s miners, a page from the Gutenberg Bible, and dime novels from the 1870s and 1880s.

2021 History Camp

We’re excited to announce in-person summer camps for 2021! Full-day camps will be split with mornings held outdoors and afternoons (hottest part of the day) indoors. Enrollment is limited. Sign up now!

Howard the Printer

By request, we now have Howard the Printer shirts and face masks! Our volunteer docent Howard is a viral TikTok star who shares his knowledge of our historic printing presses to a vast worldwide audience. Now, you can purchase your very own Howard the Printer shirt or mask when you visit the Museum Store or shop our online Museum Store. 

Virtual School Programs

The Sacramento History Museum Education Programs are going virtual for Fall 2020! Join us as we  instantly connect students with learning opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise. And it can all happen from the comfort of a computer.

Home Made History

Missing your Field Trips? We’re bringing the museum right to your home… with activities, games, videos, coloring pages and so much more. You’ll have so much fun, you won’t even know you are learning!

Virtual Tours

We are bringing Old Sacramento to you! Sit back while you explore and experience a new side of what life was like in 19th century Sacramento with gripping true stories that follow in the footsteps of murderers, ne’er-do-wells and common citizens alike.

Museum Store

The Museum Store is open! Come by and find that one-of-a-kind gift you’ve been searching for. All purchases support the Sacramento History Museum’s exhibitions, public & educational programs, facility improvements, and more.

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