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Sacramento History Museum

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Address: 101 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
Phone Number: +1 916-808-7059
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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While waiting for friends I ducked into the Sacramento History Museum. I have lived in Sacramento for more than 30 years and have never been curious about the local history... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Antelope, California
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Antelope, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While waiting for friends I ducked into the Sacramento History Museum. I have lived in Sacramento for more than 30 years and have never been curious about the local history. Yes, I know about the gold but not much more. So, I found this quaint museum very informative. There are quite a few areas devoted to kid activities; I guess... More 

Thank Kiyatoo
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

City museums are often overlooked by tourists but are often the best to get a real "feel" for a place, to understand the history & development of the city you are visiting. This museum delivers in spades! Don't miss this if you like history

Thank LoyalFox
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got to the Museum early so we could check it out before going on the underground old Sacramento tour. Our group of four was all by ourselves so we could ask a lot of questions and have a great dialogue with the guide. Well worth the money ($15) to learn about the founding of Sacramento and its trials and... More 

Thank JudgeT
San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely site to wander around, they have organized tours for classes such as our 4th 5th and 6th grade class. The docents are fabulous, patient and very knowledgeable!

Thank Mechell93401
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well done and good lay out. Gold greed and speculation exhibit is great. Escalator is helpful. Other tours of Old Sacramento can be booked thru the museum. Emigrant exhibit is interesting in relation to development of the area. This museum combined with the CRRM makes for historic day. Pun intended.

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great displays of all phases of rural and industrial life in California. Really nice display of early agricultural machines and even printing presses and type setting machine for early Sacramento Bee. Small museum but worth look in old Sacramento.

Thank Thomas P
Livermore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I didn't spend much time in this place but it has quite allot of history of Sacramento. If you are interested in Gold panning, and other things that created Sacramento, this is your place.

Thank Driver_316
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We began our trip with a visit to this museum when we heard an announcement for the underground tour. For $12/adult, we went on a 1 hour, jam-packed tour of the high points of Old Sacramento and the underground. Our guide was extremely well-versed in history and interesting stories of the time. This is truly a must-do! Seeing how the... More 

Thank Lisa627
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We spent some time here last Friday and really enjoyed it. I visited with a person who is blind and we found lots of hands on exhibits that she could enjoy. We learned quite a bit about the gold mining history of The Sacramento area and enjoyed hearing about the life of the miners.

Thank cab6500
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A Great piece of history where it is within reach. The museum is full of interesting exhibits. Some of these are interactive allowing one to be transported back into the past, when California was in its heyday, marked by the gold rush era. Open most days and reasonably priced. Totally worth the trip and the visit.

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