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Sacramento History Museum

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Worth the $8 (Adult) Ticket

This was my first time here and the staff at the front desk suggested a route through the lower and... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Davis, California
Interesting museum

Last minute decision to visit the museum so unfortunately missed out on the underground... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are fine as stand alone points. But there is no narrative thread to the place. Old pieces of placer gold on display. Some good pieces of old agricultural equipment.

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This was my first time here and the staff at the front desk suggested a route through the lower and upper floors. Nice variety of exhibits and videos covering Sacramento history. The collection of old Sacramento Bee printing presses, period clothing, stage coach, saddle, tractor,...More

Thank Jonpan2014
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Last minute decision to visit the museum so unfortunately missed out on the underground tour. However this museum is very interesting and gave us a really good background history to such a beautiful place. We spent about 2 hours wandering the museum. Lots to see...More

Thank T5356VKbarbarah
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Good hearted tour guides trying to make a 20 minute presentation last for 1.5 hours. The only word that comes to mind is “cheesy.” We just moved to Sac and want to experience our city. This is a tourist destination not a tour of substance....More

Thank lrbishop
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Did the Gold Fever Tour and the Underground Tour... fun history. Tour guides in period costume and maintained character throughout tours. Good way to spend time in Old Town!

Thank cindi_di2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Its not a big museum, but they have a pretty awesome underground tour I would recommend and you can easily kill an hour or two wandering around the museum and looking at the exhibits

Thank Dereck W
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A small museum in "Old Sacremento" provides a trip through time that explains the beginning of the state capital. The gold rush days and importance of river travel are emphasized. A short video is a good way to put the information in perspective. One hour...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The Underground Tour which leaves on the hour from the History Museum was very interesting and gave us access to view the underground areas of buildings that were raised after the floods in the 1860s. Very interesting history.

Thank Ginny Z
Reviewed 11 August 2018

I came here just to see what it's like and I wasn't disappointed. If you decide to visit, I recommend purchasing the underground tour ($15/person), which entitles you to visit the museum for just $4. The highlight of the visit was definitely the underground tour...More

Thank Stephanus S
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Why is an upper case called ‘upper case’? What did the people of Old Sac do to prevent flooding? Besides the wonderful tale of the beginnings of Sacramento, the museum offers lots of pictures and everyday clothes and tools. Kids will be occupied by guessing...More

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24 June 2018|
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
I have not visited the California museum.
Louise M
19 January 2018|
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Response from MCADAMA | Reviewed this property |
Hi Louise. Looks like some of the other readers beat me to it. yes, there is a charge but I can't recall what it was. Another reader says $8 so perhaps that's correct but I would suggest looking it up online, i.e. "Google... More