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.


Blue Star Museum

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to be one of seven Sacramento area museums offering  free admission to active military and their families through Labor Day (September 2), 2019. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families, continuing through Labor Day (September 2), 2019. 


It’s Time to Plan Field Trips!

September will be here before you know it, so it’s time to start planning class field trips! We are accepting school programs using Old Sacramento as our classroom. Programs include  Sacramento History programs, Gold Rush programs, Underground and Gold Fever! tours, and Outreach programs where we bring the Museum to your classroom! To find out more, Click Here.



Summer Means More Old Sacramento Tours!

Help us celebrate our 10th season of Underground Tours, Mondays – Wednesdays at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m., noon, 12:30, 1:30, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturdays, every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus 4 p.m., and Sundays every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tours depart from the Sacramento History Museum.

Try your luck in the rough-and-tumble Gold Rush, with the Gold Fever! Game. Get the fever, Saturdays & Sundays at 11 a.m., 12:30, and 2 p.m., departing from the Visitor’s Center at 1001 2nd Street.

Our extremely popular Underground After Hours are back as well, running Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 6pm. Your guides for Underground After Hours divulge matters they just can’t discuss on the daytime tours: Murder, mischief, madness, mayhem – and madams! Guests must be 21 or over.


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We are Pleased to Announce an Addition to our Underground Tour Program, Special Spanish-Speaking Tours on the Second Sunday Each Month.

Spanish-speaking Old Sacramento Underground Tours are available at 3 p.m. on the Second Sunday of each month.

Tours fill up quickly, so book your space now!  Click Here for tickets.






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