Your Story Starts Here
Welcome to the Sacramento History Museum.
We are open 7 days-a-week from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
with last tickets sold at 4:30 P.M.
WHO WE ARE
The Sacramento History Museum is dedicated to telling the story of Sacramento’s people, places, and events. From the home of its First People, to the diverse cultures of today, you will discover the impacts of California’s Gold Rush and the massive migration of people from all over the world to the Sacramento region. Through immersive experiences and exhibits, we strive to reflect the achievements and adversities of the region’s people, both past and present.
WHERE WE ARE
The area of Old Sacramento is on the traditional territory and ancestral homelands of the Nisenan Tribal people. The Sacramento Valley was, and still is, land that has been inhabited for thousands of years since time immemorial by the Nisenan, Miwok, Patwin, and Maidu people. We understand this Nisenan land was never ceded, and the original Tribal families have yet to recover from the genocide of their people. Today, active members of Native Californian Tribes remain committed to holding and preserving their cultural heritage and working with historic sites and museums to make sure a more holistic history is discussed and interpreted.
The Sacramento History Museum exterior is a reproduction of the 1854 City Hall and Waterworks building, which sat on our current site. The original building was completed in the spring of 1854 and was the city’s first municipal structure.
Have we got a tour for you! From the paranormal, mischief and mayhem after dark, a Gold Rush Game! and a journey underground to see the real beginnings of Sacramento City.
There’s always something interesting and new inside the museum, including a Community Arts Project featuring what women and girls want in Sacramento.
What Our Visitors Say
Show your love and support for history by becoming a member. Enjoy free admission to the Sacramento History Museum, plus discounts in the Museum Store, tours, and special events.
Contact Diane Arellano, Membership Coordinator, at (916) 808-7149 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about our membership options.
SACRAMENTO HISTORY MUSEUM
Sacramento History Museum is the only museum devoted to Sacramento, California and California Gold Rush history. It is located at 101 I Street in Old Sacramento.