Sacramento History Museum, Sacramento

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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. Just west of the museum is the Sacramento River and both the Tower Bridge and the I Street Bridge are visible from the museum.

The building itself is a replica of Sacramento's 1854 City Hall and Waterworks building, showcased in natural brick with two stories of 14 foot double doors across the front.

Exhibit themes include the Gold Rush and mining, Nisenan & Maidu Indian Nations, fur trapping, agriculture, and cultural heritage.
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  • We loved our Underground Sacramento tour! Julie, our guide, was in full character and costume as a 1880's school teacher. She was terrific! We descended into the lower depths of the city that we... 
    We loved our Underground Sacramento tour! Julie, our guide, was in full character and costume as a 1880's school teacher. She was terrific! We descended into the lower depths of the city that we...  more »
  • We had not been to the History Museum in years. The improvements are well done and nicely thought out. The museum provides the history of Sutter, gold mining, canneries, floods and fires. There are.....  more
    We had not been to the History Museum in years. The improvements are well done and nicely thought out. The museum provides the history of Sutter, gold mining, canneries, floods and fires. There are.....  more »
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  • Small museum packed full of interesting pictures and artifacts: from the Indians to the gold rush to a 1920s home kitchen. Awesome experience, got to speak with Doc Logan, a doc with replica medical tools and knowledge and a table near the entrance to learn about early 1800s medicine. Overall a very interesting museum, worth the admission and should take about 1.5 hrs if you read all the plaques. Worth a revisit if nothing but for books at the museum shop!
  • Booked the underground tour through here which also includes museum admission. Headsets through the tour made it easier to hear the guide wherever you were standing. Guide was thorough and informative. Appreciated the museums inclusion of native Americans and the exhibits. The gold mining section was well designed. Staff was friendly. Small gift ship with old time games and a variety of souvenirs. Worth stopping in

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