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History Awaits!

The Sacramento History Museum is located in the heart of Historic Old Sacramento.  We are located next to the beautiful Sacramento River and two buildings away from the California State Railroad Museum.  We are also minutes away from fine and family dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Sacramento History Museum
101 I Street, Old Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 808-7059

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Regular Museum Hours:
Open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please note we accept our last admission at 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Hours:
The Sacramento History Museum will be closed on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day 

Admission Prices:
Sacramento History Museum Members – FREE
Adults (18+) – $12.00
Youth (6-17) – $6.00
Children (0-5) – FREE
Seniors (65+), Students, Military – $10.00
SHM Members
NARM & Time Travelers Cardholders
Native American Tribal Members
Museums for All Participants (up to 4 people)

Please call our front desk to confirm admission, hours, and special events.

Payment Options:
We accept the following forms of payment:  cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to be part of Museums For All, an initiative of the Institute of Library and Museum Services to make museums accessible to all. Present your SNAP EBT card and photo ID, and receive free Museum admission for up to four people. 

The Sacramento History Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Wherever possible, access to exhibits is facilitated by elevator and ADA accessible aisle width.  Additional assistance may be available upon request from our friendly staff.  Please call our front desk for more information at (916) 808-7059.

Pets are not allowed in the Museum.

 Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. A service animal is required to be under control at all times by its handler. Animals such as “comfort animals”, “therapy animals”, “companion animals”, or “emotional support animals” are not service animals as defined by the ADA because they are not trained to perform a specific task for an individual with a disability and are therefore not allowed in the Museum.


Two-hour metered street parking is available throughout Old Sacramento Waterfront 7-days a week from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. If you’re visiting during the holidays, you can take advantage of free holiday parking on select days and times.

Surface lot parking is available at Front & L Street, accessible from Firehouse Alley, and two public parking garages are available:

Old Sacramento Garage, entrance on I Street between 3rd and 2nd.
*Please note select businesses validate parking!

  • Weekend Pre-Pay Rates – $10-$15
  • Friday from 3 p.m. to close
  • Saturday and Sunday, all-day

Tower Bridge Garage, entrance on Capitol Blvd at Neasham Circle near the Tower Bridge.

  • Weekend Pre-Pay Rates – $10-$15
  • Friday from 3 p.m. to close
  • Saturday from 3 p.m. to close
  • Sunday from 3 p.m. to close (if Monday is a holiday)

Visit for rates and more public parking information.