Welcome to the Sacramento History Museum

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Welcome to the Sacramento History Museum! Beyond our doors, you'll experience memories of the days when our city was just beginning to thrive. Our exhibits and our tours will take you on a journey through time, where you'll learn about our rich history and the people who helped shape it. From the Gold Rush to the present day, you'll envision the triumphs and struggles of our community through unique artifacts, photographs, and interactive displays. Take your time, soak up the nostalgia and enjoy your visit.
We're honored to share our city's history with you.

So much to see...So much to do


Our newest exhibit, Mómtim Péwinan, River People, has been curated by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.


Head Underground! Catch Gold Fever! Or maybe have a Ghostly encounter. Our Time Traveling Tours can't be beat!


Our Special Events range from educational presentations to fun-filled festivals that celebrate the city's history and cultural diversity.


We offer a variety of history programs for all grade levels. Whether it’s in the Museum, your classroom, or onscreen, our programs are the best!

Our Infamous Ghost Tours return!

Join the Sacramento History Museum and Sacramento Living History to hear the true tales of what happened to lost Sacramento citizens from their own mouths! Our spirited storytellers will provide you with an entertaining evening sure to haunt your harvest season.

A New Exhibit!

The Sacramento Lowriders Commission, along with Sol Collective and the Sacramento History Museum present an exciting new exhibit, Boulevard Dreams, showcasing the styles, craft and music of a family tradition stretching generations — and envisioning an electric future. The exhibit runs September 23, 2023 through January 21, 2024.

Now Playing!

Celebrate venerable Sacramento businesses, take a tour, or join us to guide our tours! There’s always something fun and fascinating to do at The Sacramento History Museum.

What Do Our Guests Say?

“A fun and informative museum detailing the history of Sacramento with an emphasis on its rise during the gold rush. ”
D. Ovalle
“Had personal audio tour was definitely enjoyable walking around the underground with the museum is the full highlight of the original pictures and maps plus a replica kitchen from 1928 is a very personal and tangible connection. ”
D. Hulse
“I love this museum, it's way more informative than the neighboring train museum, despite it being a little smaller.”
N. Steinkraus

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