Take our Adventure Tour… the Gold Fever! Game

One is given character fan. The person is either a Merchant, a Pioneer, or a Dreamer. The tour starts with ten gold pieces. The guides I had were Patrick Riley and person named Chen. Patrick Riley was from Ireland, Chen was from China. Interesting how the two will interact with each other!

Just before the tour ends, there is a gambling game called Spanish Monty. I ended up with four pieces of gold. The ticket price includes free Admission to Sacramento History Museum.

– Karyn C.

dan kid GF Lobby copy

Our Gold Fever! Game is fun for the whole family, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 1 pm.  Join the Gold Rush by becoming one of the real-life characters who built Sacramento City.

 The game is to see if you can hang onto your fortune while facing the city’s rock first years of flood, fire and disease.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youths age 6 to 17. Children 5 and under are free; however, the tour is not recommended for this age group. Groups are limited to 10 people.

“It would be nice to have a quote here from one of the characters who give the tour”


Tickets to The Sacramento History Museum are included with with tour tickets.

Reservations are recommended since tours do sell out. Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Tours run rain or shine – please dress for the weather, and we recommend comfortable, closed-toe shoes for the uneven terrain of the tour route.


Gold Fever! meets at Hastings’ Annex, the event space at 1002 Second Street in Old Sacramento, next door to the Sacramento Visitors Center at the corner of J and Second streets. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Names will be on a list, there is no need to print tickets. Tours depart precisely on time.

Want a private tour? Private tours can be booked for up to 15 people for a flat rate of $180, based upon availability. Please email Ali Kowalski at or call (916) 808-1986.


Gold Fever! School Tours:

School Tours run all year long! Gold Fever! School Tours leave from the Sacramento History Museum and are recommended for students in the 4th grade. To book a Gold Fever! School Tour, please contact the Education & Interpretive Program department at  (916) 808-7059. Tour dates and times will depend on program availability. Please note that the museum has a strict 25-person maximum (including adults) per school tour.

Metered parking can be found on the streets of Old Sacramento.The closest parking garage is the Old Sacramento Parking Garage on 2nd and I Streets. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. A $1.25 processing fee will be added to each transaction. CHILDREN 5 AND YOUNGER ARE FREE, BUT MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET ORDER.