The Sacramento History Museum has reopened! 

Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Museum Store hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

We are offering many of our events, school programs and tours online.

Learn more about our safety precautions.

Death's Inquest

Our team of spirited storytellers will not let a pandemic keep them from telling their tales. This year, the haunting is heading home… to your home! Gather the family for an entertaining evening of ghost stories based on actual events in early Sacramento.

Eleanor McClatchy Collection

Gold Rush era maps of gold locations, first books printed in California, letters from 1850s miners, photo illustrated books of Yosemite, dime novels from the 1870s and more.

Día de los Muertos

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Old Sacramento Waterfront. For your safety, visit installations displayed throughout several buildings. Most of the altars, installations, and artwork will be indoors and on display through the outside windows. 

Virtual School Programs

The Sacramento History Museum Education Programs are going virtual for Fall 2020! Join us as we  instantly connect students with learning opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise. And it can all happen from the comfort of a computer.

Home Made History

Missing your Field Trips? We’re bringing the museum right to your home… with activities, games, videos, coloring pages and so much more. You’ll have so much fun, you won’t even know you are learning!

Virtual Tours

We are bringing Old Sacramento to you! Sit back while you explore and experience a new side of what life was like in 19th century Sacramento with gripping true stories that follow in the footsteps of murderers, ne’er-do-wells and common citizens alike.

Museum Store

The Museum Store is open! Come by and find that one-of-a-kind gift you’ve been searching for. All purchases support the Sacramento History Museum’s exhibitions, public & educational programs, facility improvements, and more.

Get Gold Fever!

Learn about Sacramento’s boomtown origins and how the Gold Rush influenced our developing city in this one hour long guided walking game through the Historic District of Old Sacramento. Tours will be limited to ten guests to maintain safe distancing.

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