Dec 20, 2006

Gold Rush History Discovery Museum

Gold Rush History Center
101 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 264-7057

From the I-5, Exit I or J streets. Follow the signs to Old Downtown Sacramento. It will lead you to the old town area. Park in the parking structures or the metered spaces anywhere around the old town shops. The Gold Rush History museum is past the Railroad Museum to the north of all the shops.

The Gold Rush History Museum is part of the Discovery Museums (Space & Science Discovery Museum). One ticket in either one will get you a free ticket to the other one within 90 days. ($5 adult, $4teens/seniors, $3 kids 4-12, Free 3 and under. Open 10am-5pm. Open everyday July-August. Open Tuesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays in September-June.)

The Gold Rush History Museum is about the days when gold was being discovered and became discovered and the impact on the Sacramento region and people. Right in the entrance (after you pay) is a glass floor where you can see treasures excavated from the streets of Sacramento. It is really cool to look down through the floor. Upstairs are articfacts about clothes, rooms, and treasures from people of this time. Don't forget to try on clothes from this area and take old pictures! Downstairs is agriculture tools and canned food they used in this time period. The 1928 kitchen is really modern (for its time!). Kids will love the puzzles, fake food, and tractor and animal toys here. Lots of history in this museum.

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