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.


Underground Tours are Back!

The Old Sacramento Underground Tours are back in action after their winter break.  Come see the new additions to our Underground spaces! Tours currently run Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. The Underground After Hours will resume May 4, 2017. Tickets for the 2017 season are available now!


Catch Gold Fever! 

The Gold Fever! Tour takes you to Sacramento’s beginning, when pioneers scratched and clawed to make this the hub of the Gold Rush. Visitors become real-life characters from the city’s first topsy-turvy decade. Will floods, fires, and disease destroy your fortune, or will you thrive anew in the Golden State? Tours currently run Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:30 pm. Tickets for the 2017 season are available now!


History Camp 2017

History Camp is back for Summer 2017!

Registration will begin at 10 am on April 10th.  For more information visit History Camp 2017.


Save the Date! Big Day of Giving – May 4th!

The Sacramento History Museum is joining 600 regional non-profits for the Big Day of Giving! Make a donation on May 4th and see your dollar go further as it helps us receive bonus matches and compete for prize challenges. Your donation allows us offer field trip scholarships to local schools, put on engaging community events, and connect and inspire through history. May the 4th be with you!

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!