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.

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.

Meet the Author!

Join us as we welcome author Bill George for a talk on his book, Victory in the Pool: How a Maverick Coach Upended Society and Led a Group of Young Swimmers to Olympic Glory.

George tells the inspiring story of Sherm Chavoor a swim coach who could not swim, and his dedicated athletes who rose from obscurity to win twenty Olympic gold medals during the 1960s and ‘70s.

Free Museum Weekend!

Tickets are going fast! This year, 20+ amazing museums located throughout the greater Sacramento area are excited to present a two-day FREE Museum Weekend on March 2-3. Please note, advance tickets are required, capacity is limited, and availability may fluctuate by museum. All guests must pre-register for free admission

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!

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.

February Tours!

We all LOVE going 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.

Old Sac Paranormal Investigations

Old Sac Paranormal Investigations have returned! Is Old Sacramento haunted? Take one of our Old Sac Paranormal Investigations. Visit historic buildings and spooky spots, to learn their unsettling history. Using our paranormal equipment, you decide whether spirits of the past still linger in the present.

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.