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.
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.
The Gold Spike Lecture Series
Join us for at our next event on Thursday, July 25th at 7pm as we welcome Author and Historian, William Deverell with a discussion on California’s complicated relationship with the Railroad. With Gold Rush prosperity fading, Californians looked to the railroad as the state’s new savior. But social upheaval and economic disruption came down the tracks along with growth and opportunity.
Mr. Deverell will be available for questions and to sign books that you may bring, however no new books will be available for purchase. Tickets are $14/General and $7/Members (Sacramento History Museum, California State Railroad Museum, or Crocker Art Museum) Doors will open at 6pm.
The Gold Spike Lecture Series 2019 is a partnership of the Sacramento History Museum, California State Railroad Museum and Crocker Art Museum. This lecture is hosted at the California State Railroad Museum, 125 I Street in Old Sacramento.
To find out more, click here.
Blue Star Museum
The Sacramento History Museum is proud to be one of seven Sacramento area museums offering free admission to active military and their families through Labor Day (September 2), 2019. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families, continuing through Labor Day (September 2), 2019.
September will be here before you know it, so 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.
Summer Means More Old Sacramento Tours!
Help us celebrate our 10th season of Underground Tours, Mondays – Wednesdays at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m., noon, 12:30, 1:30, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturdays, every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus 4 p.m., and Sundays every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tours depart from the Sacramento History Museum.
Try your luck in the rough-and-tumble Gold Rush, with the Gold Fever! Game. Get the fever, Saturdays & Sundays at 11 a.m., 12:30, and 2 p.m., departing from the Visitor’s Center at 1001 2nd Street.
Our extremely popular Underground After Hours are back as well, running Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 6pm. 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.
Cada segundo domingo presentaremos una gira de habla hispana a las 3:00 pm. Obtenga sus boletos en http://sachistorymuseum.org/tours/spanish-speaking-underground-tours/
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.