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Sacramento History Museum

101 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-808-7059
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A Well Preserved Display of Sacramento History

This museum was larger than I thought and offers a whole lot more than I thought. A lot of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SpiritLilly
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Georgetown, California
Old Sacramento Underground Tour and Museum

This tour was both fun and disappointing at the same time. Having taken the same sort of tour once... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
MCADAMA
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Sacramento, California
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101 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
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"the underground tour"
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"gold rush"
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"sacramento bee"
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"old sacramento"
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"panning for gold"
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"ticket price"
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"above ground"
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"nice display"
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"early days"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"downtown area"
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"couple of hours"
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"on display"
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"tours"
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"california"
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"flooding"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was larger than I thought and offers a whole lot more than I thought. A lot of the display is about the Gold Discovery and you can actually see samples of gold and gold embedded in quartz (which is all alarmed behind glass)...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This tour was both fun and disappointing at the same time. Having taken the same sort of tour once in Seattle (which also has an abandoned "underground" underneath the current city), I was disappointed at how little "underground" there is to see in Old Sacramento....More

Thank MCADAMA
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This place is about how the city of Sacramento is born and expand. There is the history about gold rush and goes on, it's a tiny piece of history! it's worth a visit though!

Thank AgNeSeSaP
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The museum itself is interesting, but this time we opted for the underground tour which was 1 hour long and explained the early history of Sacramento. A fairly easy walking tour that led underground in numerous locations to experience the raising of Sacramento

Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Interesting and good overview about the city development. For us it was the first time we dealt with a cities history in the US and we got helpful information to understand it and see how the history influences the present.

Thank Christof79
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We did not tour the museum (which looked as good if you like museums); but the tour we took from here was exceptionally good. For only $15 a walking tour with performer dressed in character, the headphones were excellent so you did not have to...More

Thank lakechiro
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We did both Gold Fever and Underground Tours. Both guides were funny, nice and enthusiasts! Great Storytelling of Old Sacramento, history, buildings, life and people who lived here back then.

Thank Elk2016
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Having never been to Sacramento before, the history of the region was quite new. Very interesting, the lay-out of the whole area where the museum is located is worth the trip all by itself. But the museum was excellent and well worth the admission price.

Thank Jerry F
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It was neat to look at all of these things but it wasn't very fun unless you sign up for a tour guide and they only give tours at certain times and we even got there early and the tour was booked. So we looked...More

Thank Juli K
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

A must see for California history buffs. On this hot day it was nice to cool off inside this museum and enjoy displays from the early days of our state. Good for an hour or two visit when your in Old Town Sac. If you...More

Thank ragsdad
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Louise M
18 January 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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