The California State Indian Museum was opened in 1940 and has been operational for more than 75 years now. The museum is perfect for allowing a sneak peek into the lives and culture of the Native Indians who had inhabited the very same lands since thousands of years. There are many artifacts on display like traditional baskets, hunting & fishing tools, a redwood dugout canoe and many ceremonial items which will give you an insight into how the natives used to live in the ancient times. Many of the Native people have donated photographs of their family and friends, which are kept on display. If Indian history and stories have interested you, then definitely don’t miss out on this museum.
California State Indian Museum Travel Tips
- Photography in general is prohibited.
Entrance Ticket Details For California State Indian Museum
- Given prices are for Adults.
- Adults: 5 USD
- Youth (6-17): 3 USD
- Children (5 & under): Free
California State Indian Museum Hours
- Given timings are for 7 days of the week.
How to Reach California State Indian Museum
- By Bus: Bus 30 stops at L St & 26th St (WB) bus station
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
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7.92% of people who visit Sacramento include California State Indian Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
66.67% of people start their California State Indian Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see California State Indian Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting California State Indian Museum
California State Indian Museum Reviews & Ratings
Truly informative and enlightening, a must see for families to embrace a rich culture. I wish air conditioning was better, but understandably an old building. If you are fortunate to hear a story from Alfred about any of the Elder's legacy your time was well spent. By the way his flute playing is spiritually angelic. This museum/heritage center is a Sacramento gem.
As a European tourist, I enjoyed this museum a lot. It's smaller than your average museum, it's 10-60 minutes depending on how interested you are. Employees are willing to explain and tell you everything that's not written on signs if you're really loving it! Definitely worth a visit.
I brought visiting guests to the California State Indian Museum on a hot August day and both they and I were very pleasantly surprised with the wonderful displays, the helpful and courteous staff (they even gave us a brochure in our native Italian language!). The baskets, jewelry, weapons and other artifacts and explanations are beautiful. I will make this a must see stop when my friends and relatives visit. Little gift shop also full of treasures. Thank you for a this wonderful museum to preserve an important part of our American history!
Excellent museum. Outstanding Ranger spoke with us!
Small but informative.. sad how little was really saved from this lost treasured history. Thank you for conserving what little facts we as a nation try so hard to forget.