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.

Memorial Day Weekend Advisory

The Sacramento Music Festival takes place over Memorial Day weekend, with most events occurring in Old Sacramento. Plan to arrive early for your tours so you can find parking and arrive on time.

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 Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:30 pm. Tickets for the 2017 season are available now!

Underground Tours are Back!

The Old Sacramento Underground Tours are back in action after their winter break.  Come see the new additions to our Underground spaces! Tours currently run Fridays at 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm, Saturdays every half an hour between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm, and Sundays every half an hour between 10:30 pm and 3:00 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!

Registration has begun!  For more information visit History Camp 2017.


Become a Member

Become a member today and help support the preservation and exploration of Sacramento’s historic legacy.

Your donations help us create programs for our community!