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Sacramento History Museum

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101 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-808-7059
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The Underground Tour which leaves on the hour from the History Museum was very interesting and gave... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ginny Z
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Great place to learn about the history of Sacramento and what they did to it

I came here just to see what it's like and I wasn't disappointed. If you decide to visit, I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanus S
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Stevenson Ranch, California
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  • Excellent42%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“gold rush” (14 reviews)
“old sacramento” (14 reviews)
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101 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
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+1 916-808-7059
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"the underground tour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Ginny Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Stephanus S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Natascha F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its, nice and all but it doesn't offer anything different from any other museum. We enter because we were waiting the underground walking tour. To be honest, just take the tour, the museum is not really necessary.

Thank Ale L
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting place to stop. You get a little insight on Sacramento and you get to see the history of Sacramento.

Thank Caleb J
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

The museum has a lot of information about the history of the area and how it all began. You can spend quite a bit of time learning about the early residents and how it has come to be the area in which it is today.

1  Thank lovetotravel969
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

The person at the desk seemed annoyed that we were there. No friendly greeting. Never asked it he could help. Not very much there to call it a museum.

Thank Bobbywin
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Lots of very well done and very insteresting displays about the gold rush years. Take one of the offered Old Sacramento tours offered by the Museum, only an hour long but really entertaining and informative.

1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

The museum well documents the history of the city from its beginnings as a gold town and the lives of those who lived at that time. The story of the indigenous people of the area was very sad as it is everywhere in this country....More

1  Thank Jeri Z
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

we visited during gold rush days events, sept 2017 and went on the ghost tour, walking at night. Loved seeing the museum before leaving on tour, but wish we could have spent more time there visiting items. Great history and the docents are very informative....More

Thank TJC2013
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VikkiBee
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
I have not visited the California museum.
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Louise M
January 18, 2018|
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Response from MCADAMA | Reviewed this property |
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
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