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Sacramento History Museum

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Sacramento History Museum

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As a region with a strong agricultural legacy, the greater Sacramento area produces some celebrated, farm-fresh products that foodies shouldn't miss. Enjoy some of the best cuisine the California capital has to offer on this gourmet walking tour. You can stop for several tastings from diverse menus, spot local landmarks along the city's original main street, and learn about Sacramento's development along the way.
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Alison W wrote a review Mar 2020
Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom294 contributions89 helpful votes
We planned to visit this museum in addition to the Railroad museum, but in the event the Railroad museum was closed, so we spent longer here, and took the old town/ underground tour. We learned such a lot about the development of the town in the second half of the 19th century and talked to knowledgeable employees who were ready to answer questions in a warm and friendly way. It wasn't that we had anticipated anything bad, or even mediocre, it just turned out to be really good.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Karen H wrote a review Nov 2019
Kortenberg, Belgium41 contributions9 helpful votes
Next door to the CA railroad museum and in the heart of old town, it was very interesting. Worth a look
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Date of experience: October 2019
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VikkiBee wrote a review Oct 2019
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom647 contributions243 helpful votes
I actually visited in June 2018, however due to travelling all over the world for the last 18 months, I am just in the process of writing all the reviews. This is quite a small museum and probably only takes just over an hour to see everything. Its focus is more on artefacts and specific areas of history than general Sacramento history. There’s an exhibit which focuses on the canning industry. A small selection of the museum focuses on the printing press and another on the people and photographs of Old Sac. The best exhibit in the museum though is the mining gold rush exhibit. It covers the basic history but it also includes 4 cases of gold! There’s gold attached to other minerals, gold speckles and flakes, gold nuggets and gold jewellery to show what the gold has become. To be honest, other than the gold, the museum isn’t really worth it especially if you go to the Capitol and the California Museum as well. However it is half off if you book one of their guided tours as well and this definitely is worth doing! I did the Underground Tour which focuses on the flooding problem in the city back in the 1850-60s. Our tour guide, Rose, was dressed in period clothing and she was very entertaining throughout the hour tour! The tour starts above ground and offers two separate opportunities to go underground to the original city level. The tour also includes some personal stories about people who lived in that time period as well as local businesses in operation. There’s also an underground space which was cemented over the top of the original first floor which has preserved a lot of the belongings left behind from that time period which is pretty cool! It was a really interesting tour! I 100% recommend doing this!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Robert Alexande... T wrote a review Sep 2019
Pennsylvania67 contributions20 helpful votes
If you like history as I do be sure to chech this place out for yourself. As a tourist I can't offer much on Sacramento history but the pictures, exhibits and stories give a well rounded of this fascinating city and it's past. Clearly another of the hidden gems of a great city.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Karen V wrote a review Aug 2019
Grantville, Pennsylvania144 contributions9 helpful votes
This little history museum is to the back corner of Old Sacramento. While small, it gave the history of Sutter, mining, canneries, floods and fires. It's well layed out, very colorful with lots of videos to watch...the third floor gold was a WOW!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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