Welcome to the Sacramento History Museum! We are open
7-days-a-week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
with last tickets sold at 4:30 p.m.


SacTown History Quest

Gather your family and friends to play SacTown History Quest! It’s a summertime history hunt, and Sacramento is a gold mine – full of history from the Gold Rush to yesterday. With a custom map and smartphone app, you’ll hunt for clues in downtown Sacramento. Discover it!

Summer Underground!

Go Underground 7-days-a-week! Mondays – Thursdays at 1 and 2:30 PM, Fridays at 11 AM, 12:30 and 2 PM. Tours run Saturdays starting at 10:30 AM, and on Sunday tours depart at 10:30 AM, 11, noon, 12:30, 1:30 and 2 PM. Includes museum admission!


Underground After Hours

More dates are now available for our popular Underground After Hours tours! The just-for-adults fun takes place at 6pm on Saturdays. Relive the night life of Gold Rush Sacramento! Tickets are limited!

Is Old Sac Haunted?

Join Old Sac Paranormal Investigations to find out! Visit historic buildings and spooky spots, closed to the public, to hear their unsettling true history. Via our paranormal equipment, you decide whether spirits of the past still linger in the present.

Old City Cemetery!

In September, we’re exploring the final resting place of the gold-seeking son of Alexander Hamilton, one of Nevada’s great silver barons, and we will bring our investigative equipment to the Pioneer Section of the cemetery.

Gold Fever! Game

Join the Gold Rush by becoming one of the real-life characters who built Sacramento City. Can you hang onto your fortune while facing the city’s rock first years of flood, fire and disease? Will you go Boom… or Bust? Join us Saturdays at 11 am & 3 pm.

Become a Member!

Show your love and support for history by becoming a member.  Enjoy free admission to the Sacramento History Museum, plus discounts in the Museum Store, tours, and special events.


We invite U.S. active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve to visit the Museum for free. Show your military ID at the Front Desk through Labor Day, September 5, and enjoy a day at the Sacramento History Museum. Does not include public tours or other ticketed events. 

Museums for All

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to be part of Museums For All, making museums accessible to all. Present your SNAP EBT card and photo ID, and get $2 off Museum admission for up to four people.

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.