We are happy to welcome you back! Here’s what you can expect on your next visit to the Museum.
We are open seven days-a-week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last tickets sold at 4:30 p.m.

WHAT HAS CHANGED?  Due to the continued day-over-day case rate increases of COVID-19 from the highly infectious Delta variant, the Sacramento County Public Health Officer has issued a health order requiring masking indoors regardless of vaccination status. Guests will not be asked for verification of vaccination.

WHAT REMAINS THE SAME? Hand sanitizing stations will remain throughout the Museum. Hands free check-out option will be available. During tours, masks are not required outside but are required when entering underground spaces.

Learn more about our safety precautions.

Paper Making U

Join us September 25th, at the new Living History Center,  1002 Second Street in Old Sac! The paper-making craft workshop for all ages runs from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with supplies included. Learn to blend paper you can take home. No reservations needed!

California in Print

Our latest 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.

Underground Tours Return

Our Underground Tours are back. Learn how Sacramento lifted itself up out of the flood waters during the 1860s and 1870s! Fridays through Sundays.

Choose Your Gold Rush!

Leap smack-dab into California’s wild beginning – and explore the History Museum in a unique way – with our new Choose Your Own Gold Rush Tour, the last Friday, monthly, at 5 p.m. You might go boom or bust!

Underground After Hours

Relive the night life of Gold Rush Sacramento – if you dare! Underground After Hours tours are for ages 18 and over. Scandal and Intrigue Await, Saturday evenings at 6 p.m. Tickets are scarce, get yours now!

School Programs are back!

The Sacramento History Museum Education Programs are scheduling for Fall 2021! Join us as we  instantly connect students with learning opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise.

Home Made History

Can’t come in person? We’re bringing the museum to you… 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.