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Sacramento History Museum

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Address: 101 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
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+1 916-808-7059
10:00 - 17:00
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Worth the visit for some history

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael L
Davis, California
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Davis, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 the highlight for us was the emotional section dedicated to May Woolsey, a child who... More 

Thank redhand
Ventura, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 happened, who was involved, and how it came about. If you have any interest in... More 

Thank DonaldYokum
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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. It's laid out in an interesting manner. The exhibits seem geared toward kids who are... More 

Thank Beth A
Billings, Montana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good history lesson for the traveler and you can walk around see the buildings, and worth your time for the full flavor of your visit

Thank bobmccrea
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this museum. I've been there 3 times in less than 2 years. I love it because it displays many eras of history, reminders of my childhood and long before then. There is so much to see in the form of REAL life articles that people have donated, so it's not just a lot of reading. They have interactive... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice Museum. We learned so much about the art on fruit packing boxes! It really is quite lovely and the museum is interesting and educational. The native Indian basket display is just lovely. We spent about an hour there and had a nice time. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Will visit again.

Thank Cindy C
Albany, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed learning the history of Sacramento, the Gold Rush era, and how important the rivers are to the past, present and future of the area.

Thank Ginmint63
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We spent a couple of hours here and enjoyed learning about the history of Sacramento. The displays are very well done and represent the variety of cultures that made Sacramento what it is. My only suggestion would be that an introductory video would have been helpful.

Thank Wayne D

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