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.




It’s Time to Plan Field Trips!

It’s time to schedule Spring 2020 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.



Become a Time Traveler!

Our 10th season of Underground Tours continues, Weekdays at 1 p.m. and 2:30, and weekends at 11 a.m. and 12:30. Tours depart from the Sacramento History Museum.

Or, become one of the real-life rascals who scratched and clawed to make Sacramento City the center of the Gold Rush. The Gold Fever! Game throws in elements of chance that may change your fate. Catch our Gold Fever! Game/Tour weekends, at 2 p.m. Tours leave from the Visitors Center. For Time Travel Tour tickets, Click Here.



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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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