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.
Gold Rush Days Advisory
As we gear up for Gold Rush Days 2017, this Labor Day weekend, September 1-4, please note the following advisories for this popular event:
1. The streets in Old Sacramento will be closed to vehicle traffic during the event. Please use the following parking garages, both of which take cash and credit: Old Sacramento Garage – 2nd & I Street (entrance off I Street) or Tower Bridge Garage – At Neasham Circle (entrance off Capitol Mall).
2. Tours are in-demand during Gold Rush Days weekend. If you are planning to attend an Underground or Gold Fever! tour during Labor Day weekend, we highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Tours have sold out in prior years!
3. This popular event brings huge crowds to the district and can cause traffic to back up. Please allow extra time to arrive at the Sacramento History Museum on time for all ticketed events. As a reminder, 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.
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! with Special Savings!
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. Tickets for the 2017 season are available now and ! Buy 3 Gold Fever! tickets before September 30th, and get the 4th ticket (of equal or lesser value) FREE!
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!