Explore Sacramento History Museum

June 15, 2018
Category: Sacramento Attractions

About the Sacramento History Museum

The Sacramento History Museum is located in Sacramento, California. The exhibits within the museum all focus on the history of the first Sacramento residents; the pioneers that flooded in during the California Gold Rush from 1848 until 1855. The Sacramento History Museum also features several interactive exhibition pieces that bring the early life of Sacramento settlers to life as well as its place in both California and the nation as a whole.

One of their past exhibits, named Capital Brew, revolves around local Sacramento breweries throughout the decades, beer production, and how it affected everyone socially. 

Another one of their past exhibits, named “We Won the Vote: 100 Years of Equal Suffrage in California,” celebrates the 100 year anniversary of when California voters decided that women could have the right to vote. This exhibit also showcases memorabilia from the Women’s Rights Movement that happened throughout California.

The Sacramento History Museum is open seven days a week from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, however, they are closed on holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. The cost of admission into the Sacramento History Museum is $8 for adults that are eighteen years or older, $5 for children that are aged between six years old and fourteen years old, and children that are five years old or younger are granted free admission into the museum. Members of the Sacramento History Museum are also granted free admission.

If you wish to become a member of the Sacramento History Museum or know someone that would like to, there are three types of memberships that you can apply for that have their own benefits. The membership types are the Basic Membership, the Premium Membership, and the Gift Membership. 

The Basic Membership offers free admission into the Sacramento History Museum for every visit, discounted or free admission into special museum events, 10% discount for all Sacramento History Museum store merchandise, 10% discounts on underground tours of Old Sacramento, and much more. Basic Memberships cost on the specific type of package you apply for within the membership; Student, Individual, Senior, or Family. Student memberships cost $30, and one student is eligible as long as they provide valid student ID. Senior Memberships also cost $30, and they cover the free entry of one adult that is sixty-five years or older. For Individual Memberships, they cost $45 and cover the free entry of one person as well as one guest. Family Memberships cost $60 and cover the free entry of two adults and all children that are under eighteen years old. 

For the Premium Membership, it offers all of the same benefits that the Basic Membership has, but the Premium Membership also includes free or discounted entry into over eight hundred different North American Reciprocal Museums. The specific packages offered within the Premium Membership are the Quartz Circle, the Copper Circle, the Silver Circle, and the Gold Circle. The Quartz Circle costs $120 and with it, two adults and all children under eighteen, as well as two guests, are able to enter into the Sacramento History Museum for free. Members with this package are also able to receive a 15% discount on any merchandise in the museum’s store, a 15% discount on underground tours of Old Sacramento, and much more. The Copper Circle costs $250, and with this membership, two adults, all children under eighteen, and up to four guests are able to enter the Sacramento History Museum for free. This membership also grants 20% discounts on tours and all merchandise inside the store. 

About the Hotel

Located just eleven minutes away from the Sacramento History Museum is the lovely Arden Acres. When you stay at Arden Acres, you are able to choose from one of their many private pet-friendly cottages. These lovely cottages are equipped with their own parking areas in front of the structure, have a free WiFi connection, and are designed for stays that last extended periods of time. Whether you’re on a business trip for a few weeks, or just in need of a place to stay for a little while, Arden Acres is the right place for you. Book your stay at Arden Acres now and look for the best rates.