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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 it"!!!