Underground After Hours

Scandal and Intrigue Await!

Relive the night life of Gold Rush Sacramento – if you dare! Underground After Hours return May 7, 2022.

Your guides for Underground After Hours divulge matters they just can’t discuss on the daytime tours: Murder, mischief, madness, mayhem – and madams!

Spend a night on the new town with a shady character from the past, who’ll show you around to the saloons, gaming halls, theaters and houses of ill-fame – places you can only see in the twilight. Meet swindlers, soiled doves and sneaky speculators! Hear all the gossip on murders of passion, political intrigue, and the century’s most notorious woman! Try your hand at a game of chance!

It’s a gamblers’ paradise!

Needless to say, you must be 18 or older to take part.


Underground After Hours tours depart from the Sacramento History Museum, 101 I Street in Old Sacramento. This half-mile guided historical walking tour lasts about 90 minutes and visits areas with uneven surfaces and low ceilings. The tour is ADA compliant and can accommodate up to 10 people to ensure appropriate social distancing.

Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to pick up your tickets at the front desk of the museum. Tours depart from the museum precisely on time.

Tours run rain or shine – please dress for the weather, and we recommend comfortable, closed-toe shoes for the uneven terrain of the tour route.

The tour ends in front of the River City Saloon on Second Street, with a commemorative shot glass and a ticket for a discount drink.

Please note: Photography is not allowed in the Underground spaces.

Metered parking can be found on the streets of Old Sacramento or in the Old Sacramento Parking Garage on 2nd and I streets.

Please note, when events are occurring downtown, at the Golden One Center, or at Raley Field, parking can be sparse in Old Sacramento. Please leave extra time to find parking if taking a tour on an event day.

Underground After Hours Schedule:

Saturday evenings at 6 p.m.


Tickets are $30 per person, and guests must be 18 or older. We recommend making reservations early, because tours can sell out quickly. We cannot refund or exchange tickets, unfortunately.

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