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.

Rush through Time

Calling all history geeks, Sacramento lovers, and adventure aficionados! Join the Sacramento History Museum for an epic history scavenger hunt on Sunday, July 23rd. For more information, or to register your team, visit Rush Through Time.

Bundle and Save! 

For a limited time, purchase an Underground Tour ticket, a Gold Fever! ticket, and museum admission for only $20 for adults and $13 for youth. That’s a savings of up to 40%! Both tour tickets must be purchased together, but tours do not have to occur on the same day. Call us at 916.808.7059 for more information or to take advantage of this special offer!

Catch Gold Fever! 

The Gold Fever! Tour takes you to Sacramento’s beginning, when pioneers scratched and clawed to make this the hub of the Gold Rush. Visitors become real-life characters from the city’s first topsy-turvy decade. Will floods, fires, and disease destroy your fortune, or will you thrive anew in the Golden State? Tours currently run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:30 pm, with a 3:00 pm tour on Sundays. Tickets for the 2017 season are available now!

Underground Tours Run Seven Days a Week!

The Old Sacramento Underground Tours’ season is in full swing! Come see the new additions to our Underground spaces! Tours currently run Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm, Thursdays and  Fridays at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm, Saturdays every half an hour between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm, with an extra 4:00 pm tour, and Sundays every half an hour between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. The Underground After Hours run most Thursdays through Saturdays at 6:00 pm. Tickets for the 2017 season are available now!

History Camp 2017

History Camp is back for Summer 2017!

Register before spaces run out!  For more information visit History Camp 2017.

Thank you to the Sponsors of A Roast of Johan Otto!

The Elks Tower Casino and Lounge – Penny and Steve Ayers

Burnett & Mimi Miller

Scurfield Co./Ebner Empire LLC

Acme Nut Company

Bob & Darice Ceccato

Burnett and Sons

Myers & Sons Construction

Carson Development

El Dorado Savings Bank

Fat City, Inc.

Jerry Way

Sacramento Trust for Historic Preservation

Otto Construction

Sacramento Pioneer Association

Setzer Foundation

Shasta Linen Supply


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