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Sacramento History Museum

101 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-808-7059
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This is at Old Sacramento

The exhibits were not well done and followed no logical time frame. Much more information was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
henderson, Nv
Good Summary of California History

This is a small exhibit that covers lots of territory since the gold rush period. There is also a... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
San Diego
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101 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-808-7059
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits were not well done and followed no logical time frame. Much more information was available in the Wells Fargo Museum at Old Sacramento which is free unlike this Museum.

Thank jephm
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is a small exhibit that covers lots of territory since the gold rush period. There is also a story of how Old Sacramento was restored, with both good and bad aspects of the project.

Thank CarrollZahn
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Easy to get to museum (short walk from Old Sacramento), and well worth the visit. Especially interesting is the presentation of the history of Asian immigrants being brought to California, and of their treatment during WWII.

Thank Erik R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

An excellent museum! All displays well-done, interesting --- learned a ton about Sac'to in an enjoyable fashion --- recommended!

Thank ilenehnm
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Pleasant museum with much detail about local history, merchants, commerce etc. Doesn't touch much on politics, controversy or anything contentious. Didn't put this into the context of the state or how it became the state capital. Lots of machines and implements. Lots of information on...More

Thank Bcobert
Reviewed 27 April 2017

An enjoyable museum with good information on the foundation of Sacramento and early events associated with the gold rush and Wells Fargo.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 25 April 2017

After visiting the rail museum we debated as to whether we should pay to see this further relatively small museum close by. I'm really glad we decided to do it. The gold rush history and the development of Sacramento is very interesting to read. However...More

1  Thank redhand
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A very well designed museum, this place does exactly what it purports to do; give the history of a very historic city! From the early days of Sutter's Fort, through the Gold Rush, and into California Statehood, this museum gives you the details of what...More

1  Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This museum specializes in Gold Rush Days, Early printing, and farm machinery. Everything is well displayed and there are some nice hands on activities for children.

Thank rgeniusz
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I've been by the outside of this place dozens of times but never went in until we purchased a museum membership with benefits that allowed us to wander through for free. I would say it's worth the reasonable fee they charge to check it out....More

Thank Beth A
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