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California State Capitol Museum

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This 19th-century granite building, modeled after the U.S. Capitol, is home to the California Legislature and houses a public museum and a surrounding garden. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
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1315 10th St, Room B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814-4905
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During a recent business trip to Sacramento, I found myself in the Capital Building to see some legislators. During the visit, in between appointments, I found time to visit the vintage Governor's Office display and other locations within the Capitol Building. This all makes up...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mik M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to be able to walk around the Capitol and see everything. The staff was helpful and the building is beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had always envied the 4th graders taking off for Sacramento and had never taken the time to take a tour until yesterday. What an experience!. Joey was our tour guide and he was great! So much history and little known facts about our state capitol....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visitor. Did self tour of capitol due to time constraints. Appreciated that I could do this on a Federal/State holiday. A very enjoyable experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Brigstrong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm glad I stopped by the California Capitol while I was in Sacramento for business. I enjoyed walking through it and looking at the exhibits, but everything was pretty average. I've been in quite a few other state capitol buildings and I thought this was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DaronC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The State Capitol is a beautiful classical structure with nice aesthetics inside and out. I've always liked the county dioramas in the hallway. The Senate and Assembly chambers are great to visit. This is where the State's business happens, good, bad, or ugly and I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pacific_gator
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good rainy day activity. The tour provides information about how the state government works. Unfortunately nothing was in sessions on the date of the visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lbrb97
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting on a Sunday is awesome. You can avoid the traffic and take advantage of free street parking. We enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and enjoyable. He made history fun for the children and the kids at heart. Fun.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jz_girl7
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

I have visited many state capitals including the nation’s capital in Washington DC. None compare to the beautiful restoration of California’s capital in Sacramento. The woodwork alone is worth the trip. There are offices restored back to the 1800’s, awesome tike work on the floor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pearliesd
Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Cute shops. Interesting information about old Sacramento, especially about raising the whole city one floor to avoid flood damage.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Stephen E
22 October 2018|
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Response from Capitol_Eric | Property representative |
One definite limit on tripods is that you cannot use them in the Assembly or Senate galleries while the houses are in session. As they are not in session this time of year, that should not be a problem.
12 April 2018|
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Response from Mina_Von_Vixen | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Well worth going at night and then again in the morning :)
24 October 2016|
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Response from Capitol_Eric | Property representative |
To sign up for a public tour, please visit Room B-27 in the lower level (basement) of the Capitol. There are signs and docents to direct you. Tours leave on the hour, beginning at 9 am; the last tour leaves at 4 pm. You do... More