One of the biggest things we have learned as a museum these past 15 months is adaptability! With that in mind, we will be closed from June 10th to June 21st for a special event happening right outside our museum in Old Sacramento State Historic Park. That event is the World’s Strongest Man competition. Don’t you worry though! We’ve stayed strong during our closure this past year and we will be pumped to reopen again on June 22nd!


Learn more about our safety precautions.

2021 History Camp

We’re excited to announce in-person summer camps for 2021! Looking for summer camp for your kids? The Sacramento History Museum’s History camp still has space available! Sign up today! Enrollment is limited.

A Zentangle Postcard Journey

In this class we will Create an original postcard using the Zentangle Method of Drawing. A relaxing way to draw patterns, Zentangles are intricate works of art that can be done by anyone who can print their name. This is a hybrid event, so you can attend safely in-person, or virtually from your own home. $20 non-members, $15 members

Blue Star Museum

The Sacramento History Museum welcomes active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve to visit for free during the Blue Star Museum Program now running through Labor Day. Simply show your military ID at the Front Desk.  

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.

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 Own Gold Rush

An after-hours tour of Sacramento History Museum, where you control the action, last Friday, monthly at 5 p.m. Explore the Gold Rush through the eyes of early Sacramentans, while playing Gold Rush Games!

Underground After Hours

Relive the night life of Gold Rush Sacramento – if you dare! Underground After Hours return May 1, 2021. Scandal and Intrigue Await, Saturday evenings at 6 p.m. Tickets are scarce, get yours now!

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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