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.

How the West was Drawn!

Comics are as old as recorded history, and a surprisingly big part of the Old West. Join the Sacramento History Museum and Eben Burgoon for How the West Was Drawn! – A hands-on, visual storytelling workshop tracing the lineage from the 1800s dime novel to the graphic novel of today.

Gold Rush Day Camps

Did you know we have different day camps for different aged kids?  From STEM History, June 30, Ages 10-13, Immigration & Heading West – July 19, Ages 6-9 and July 21, Ages 10-13, AND the California Gold Rush – Monday, July 25, Ages 6-9, and Tuesday, July 26, Ages 10-13. These camps are fun for everyone!

Summer Underground!

Go Underground 7-days-a-week! Mondays through Thursdays at 1 and 2:30 PM, Fridays at 11 AM, 12:30 and 2 PM. Tours run Saturdays starting at 10:30 AM, and on Sunday tours depart at 10:30 AM, 11, noon, 12:30, 1:30 and 2 PM. Tours include museum admission!


Underground After Hours

More dates are now available for our popular Underground After Hours tours! The just-for-adults fun takes place at 6pm on Saturdays. Relive the night life of Gold Rush Sacramento! Tickets are limited!

Is Old Sac Haunted?

Join Old Sac Paranormal Investigations to find out! Visit historic buildings and spooky spots, closed to the public, to hear their unsettling true history. Via our paranormal equipment, you decide whether spirits of the past still linger in the present.

Old City Cemetery

Our Old City Cemetery mirrors Sacramento’s history. Some say the Cemetery is alive with energy. Join Old City Cemetery Paranormal Investigations to find out! We’ll provide investigation tools, tell the tales, and let you explore what may otherwise remain unseen.

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 at 11 am & 3 pm.

SacTown History Quest

Gather your family and friends to play SacTown History Quest! It’s a summertime history hunt, and Sacramento is a gold mine – full of history from the Gold Rush to yesterday. With a custom map and smartphone app, you’ll hunt for clues in downtown Sacramento. Discover it!


We invite U.S. active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve to visit the Museum for free. Show your military ID at the Front Desk through Labor Day, September 5, and enjoy a day at the Sacramento History Museum. Does not include public tours or other ticketed events. 

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 $2 off Museum admission for up to four people.

California in Print

Our latest exhibit, with highlights from the Eleanor McClatchy Collection, includes items such as original Gold Rush era maps showing where gold could be found, letter sheets from 1850s miners, a page from the Gutenberg Bible, and dime novels from the 1870s and 1880s.