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Sacramento History Museum, Sacramento

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Sacramento History Museum is the only museum devoted to Sacramento, California and California Gold Rush history. It is located at 101 I Street in Old Sacramento. Just west of the museum is the Sacramento River and both the Tower Bridge and the I Street Bridge are visible from the museum.

The building itself is a replica of Sacramento's 1854 City Hall and Waterworks building, showcased in natural brick with two stories of 14 foot double doors across the front.

Exhibit themes include the Gold Rush and mining, Nisenan & Maidu Indian Nations, fur trapping, agriculture, and cultural heritage.
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  • We booked to go on the underground tour which was excellent. The guide was fantastic - stayed in character and was a hoot! We got to see the original underground Sacramento and learnt about how the....  more
    We booked to go on the underground tour which was excellent. The guide was fantastic - stayed in character and was a hoot! We got to see the original underground Sacramento and learnt about how the....  more »
  • We loved our Underground Sacramento tour! Julie, our guide, was in full character and costume as a 1880's school teacher. She was terrific! We descended into the lower depths of the city that we... 
    We loved our Underground Sacramento tour! Julie, our guide, was in full character and costume as a 1880's school teacher. She was terrific! We descended into the lower depths of the city that we...  more »
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  • Wonderful museum with lots of fascinating Sac history - especially social history. Wonderful food history timeline. Welcoming staff. The museum is located in Sac Old Town. The cobblestone area outside in Old Town is a little difficult with walkers. The museum is very accessible - has an elevator and accessible bathroom. Special underground tour available (we didn't take) - which looks really interesting. Recommend the museum and spending some time in Old Town.
  • Booked the underground tour through here which also includes museum admission. Headsets through the tour made it easier to hear the guide wherever you were standing. Guide was thorough and informative. Appreciated the museums inclusion of native Americans and the exhibits. The gold mining section was well designed. Staff was friendly. Small gift ship with old time games and a variety of souvenirs. Worth stopping in

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