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 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 »
  • Had an opportunity to visit today. The staff was very acvomadating. Neat museaum well thought out. Very nice video of Old Sacramento.  more »
  • Only had a brief time to explore but some cool agricultural and historical info. A small section of old Sac Bee printing equipment and lots of nice displays of local artifacts. It's a great to shop around in Old Town and see the museum as well. Took the Sacramento Underground tour, which is good to do at least once if the history interests you.
  • Honestly not much to it. The underground tour was pretty disappointing. Just a couple of rooms. The history itself is interesting however

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