Gold Fever! Tours
Take the new Adventure Tour!
Our all-new guided Gold Fever! Tour is never the same twice. Relive Sacramento’s boomtown days, when gold ruled and you were always an eyeblink away from triumph or tragedy.
You’ll become one of the real-life rascals who scratched and clawed to make this the center of the Gold Rush. The Gold Fever! Tour throws in elements of chance that may change your fate.
Will floods, fires and disease destroy your fortune, or will you escape to thrive anew in the gold State? Will you grow rich with the new railroad and steamboats in the brand-new Capital City – or blow it all at the gaming tables? You won’t know until you catch Gold Fever!
The tours start and end at the Sacramento Visitors Center, 1002 Second Street, near the corner of Second and J 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.
Gold Fever! Tour Schedule:
The 2017 Gold Fever! Tour season runs from April 1, 2017 to December 17, 2017. Tickets are available for the full 2017 season now! Tour dates and times vary throughout the year. Follow the link to buy tickets to see the full 2017 season’s schedule of tours.
Gold Rush Days Advisory
Please note that during Labor Day weekend, September 1-4, Old Sacramento hosts its annual Gold Rush Days event throughout the historic district. During this event, parking is limited and traffic in the area can be heavy. If you plan to attend a tour during Labor Day weekend, we highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance and leaving ample time to arrive before your tour. All ticket sales are final and cannot be exchanged or refunded. Tours will depart on time. Museum staff will make every effort to catch latecomers up to the tour they purchased.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for youths age 6 to 17. Children 5 and under are free; however, the tour is not recommended for this age group.
Buy 3 Gold Fever! Tickets before September 30th, and get the 4th Gold Fever! Ticket FREE (of equal or lesser value)!
Reservations are recommended since tours do sell out. Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Want a private tour? Private tours can be booked for up to 15 people for a flat rate of $150, based upon availability. Please email Aly Kowalski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-808-1986.
Gold Fever! School Tours:
School Tours run all year long! Gold Fever! School Tours leave from the Sacramento History Museum and are recommended for students in the 4th grade. To book a Gold Fever! School Tour, please contact Me’Lisa James at email@example.com or (916) 808-4980. Tour dates and times will depend on program availability. Please note that the museum has a strict 25-person maximum (including adults) per school tour.