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Each year, Free Museum Day draws thousands of Sacramentans to local museums to experience the fascinating art, culture, and history of the region. In 2021, our collaborative group of Sacramento Museums went entirely virtual with Free Museum Month for the safety of our guests and museum staff. For 2022, we will present a hybrid event by hosting an exciting Free Museum Weekend (March 5 & 6) where guests will be able to choose to visit their favorite Museum(s) in-person and/or through online virtual activities (space is limited and advance tickets are required for free admission). Not all museums are participating on both days of the event. All guests must pre-register for free admission, otherwise, regular admission fees will apply.

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California Automobile Museum

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Experience automotive evolution at the California Automobile Museum. From the invention of the car and into the future, our exhibits include modern and classic vehicles from all over the world.

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Maidu Museum

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The Maidu Museum & Historic Site offers a unique cultural haven for families and individuals who want to experience the life ways and culture of the Nisenan Maidu who called this location home foVisit the Maidu Museum & Historic Site to learn about the Nisenan Maidu who called this place home for thousands of years. The exhibits inside the museum feature California Indian traditional practices, such as acorn processing and basket weaving. Walk the trail to see hundreds of bedrock mortars, ancient petroglyphs, and native plants and animals. r thousands of years.

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State Indian Museum

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Located in a midtown park adjacent to John Sutter’s Fort, the State Indian Museum tells the story of California’s first inhabitants– beginning here before the Spanish, explorers, and settlers arrived, and eons before the advent of the Gold Rush. Each site will manage capacity to ensure health and safety, so visitors might have to wait even if they have free tickets from the site. Once the tickets are used up, all other admission will be as usual, walk up and normal rates.

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Sutters Fort

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Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is operated by California State Parks with financial assistance from the nonprofit Friends of Sutter’s Fort. Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located in midtown Sacramento on L Street between 26th and 28th Streets, the Fort offers monthly “Hands on History” activities and special events throughout the year. Each site will manage capacity to ensure health and safety, so visitors might have to wait even if they have free tickets from the site. Once the tickets are used up, all other admission will be as usual, walk up and normal rates.

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