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.

The Sacramento History Museum will be closed
on Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, 2023

Tis the season! Sacramento Living History is back with their Annual ‘Holiday Cheer’ festivities! Thousands of Sacramentans come to Old Sacramento during the Holidays to see the K Street Christmas Tree, attend Theatre of Lights, get in some holiday shopping, and board the Polar Express.

This FREE, family-friendly event will teach you all about winter holidays in the mid 1800’s with era crafts & games, hot cocoa & mulled cider, a venue to take family photos, and caroling!”

Boulevard Dreams

Get ready for our BIGGEST exhibition yet! Explore Boulevard Dreams, showcasing the styles, craft, and music of a family tradition stretching generations — and envisioning an electric future. Learn how the lowrider community defeated a discriminatory ban on cruising. This exciting new exhibit runs through January 21, 2024.

Mómtim Péwinan, River People

Join us for Mómtim Péwinan, River People, curated by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Exhibits & Collections Center.  The new exhibit may be viewed on the Museum’s 3rd floor in the Community Gallery. The Sacramento History Museum stands on Nisenan land, in Nísem Péwinan territory, where many of the items in this exhibit were gathered.

Inked Women in California History

Tattooed women and tattoo artists of the Sacramento region: the Sacramento History Museum needs you! A new exhibit, Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California History debuts February 2024. Let’s tell that story together. Please contact Aly Kowalski at akowalski@sachistorymuseum.org by Saturday, January 13 for consideration.

Meet May Woolsey

May Woolsey was an ordinary Sacramento girl who left an extraordinary time capsule – full of thoughts, visions, worries, and hopes – found 100 years after her death in 1879. Join us to explore a new interactive exhibit and get a hands-on look at the experience of childhood in Sacramento in the 1800s.

This special interactive exhibit is presented by the Sacramento Pioneers Association and the Society of the Blind.

December Tours!

Tis the Season to head underground for fun! Go Underground 7-days-a-week! Mondays – Fridays at  noon and 1:30 PM. Underground Tours run Saturdays and Sundays at new times. Your tour ticket includes museum admission! Catch Gold Fever! Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM and 1 PM.

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 and Sundays at 11 am & 1 pm.

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 Museum admission for $2.00. Offer good for up to four people.