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.


Dia de los Muertos

The Sacramento History Alliance, in partnership with Sol Collective Arts & Cultural Center and the Center for Sacramento History, presents a vibrant and exciting new exhibit, Dia de los Muertos: Souls of the City, in the new R. Burnett Miller Gallery of the Sacramento History Museum. Through traditional altars and multi-media disciplines, the exhibit celebrates the art and traditions of Dia de los Muertos and includes an altar dedicated to philanthropist and friend, Burnett Miller. The exhibit  runs through November 30, 2019. And don’t miss the annual Souls of the City Festival, Saturday, November 2nd, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.  For more information, Click Here.


 It’s Time to Plan Field Trips!

Autumn means 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.


Become a Time Traveler this Autumn!

Our 10th season of Underground Tours continues, Mondays through Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m., 12:30, and 2 p.m., Saturdays, every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sundays every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Tours leave from the Visitors Center.

Our Underground After Hours tours are coming to the end of the season, so grab a space while you can. During the month of October, we will offer one After Hours Tour per week, Thursdays at 6 p.m. 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.  For Time Travel tickets, Click Here.


Cada segundo domingo presentaremos una gira de habla hispana a las 3:00 pm. Obtenga sus boletos en

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.






Become a Member

Become a member today and help support the preservation and exploration of Sacramento’s historic legacy.

Your donations help us create programs for our community!

Scroll Up