Think about Sacramento’s past and the Gold Rush comes to mind.  But that’s only part of the story.

The Sacramento History Museum is dedicated to Sacramento’s rich and diverse history.  Our galleries and exhibits explore the history and stories of the area’s first inhabitants, the pioneers who settled here during the Gold Rush, life on the farm, and more.  The Museum also features interactive exhibits that bring to life the people and events of Sacramento and its unique place in the history of California and the nation.

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Upcoming Events

June 27, 2015

LIVING HISTORY SUMMER ENCAMPMENT

Enjoy a day with the family as our Living History re-enactors perform their signature “Street Theatre” in a mini Tent City, right here in Old Sacramento!  Event occurs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 4, 2015

4TH OF JULY PICNIC AND CROQUET TOURNAMENT

Come join our Living History re-enactors as they celebrate Independence Day in historic style!

September 5, 2015

GOLD RUSH DAYS

The annual Gold Rush Days event is on!  Come watch as the Old Sacramento Historic District is transformed into a scene straight out of the 1850s!

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