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.

Underground After Hours

Spend a night on the new town with a shady character from the past, who’ll show you around to the saloons, gaming halls, theaters and houses of ill-fame – places you can only see in the twilight. Meet swindlers, soiled doves and sneaky speculators! Hear all the gossip on murders of passion, political intrigue, and the century’s most notorious woman! Needless to say, you must be 18 or older to take part.

May Tours!

Spring into May by taking a TOUR!

Come see and learn how Sacramento lifted itself up out of the flood waters during the 1860s and 1870s!

Go Underground weekdays at  noon and 1:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM, 11:30, 12:30, 1 PM, 2 pm, and 2:30. Your tour ticket includes museum admission!

Blue Star Museum

As a Blue Star Museum, we are proud to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The 2024 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2024 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024.

Research 101

Join the Sacramento History Museum and Historian Mary Ellen Burns for a workshop series to help you find and tell your story. The workshops are free to members of the museum,  or any Sacramento historical or cultural association. All others are $10 per workshop. Book your Sessions now!

Museums for All

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to be part of Museums For All, an initiative to make museums accessible to all. When you present your SNAP EBT card and photo ID, you will receive FREE Museum admission for up to four people.

Inked Women in California’s History

From indigenous and cultural coming of age practices to tattooed ladies performing in sideshows to the upper-class Victorian women who helped popularize the tattoo trend, visitors will discover the largely unknown history of California women and tattoos through photographs, personal histories, and artifacts. Free with admission.