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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
+1 916-324-0333
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All reviews beautiful building governor's office senate chambers past governors guided tour free tour ronald reagan open to the public every hour rose garden great tour lots of history gift shop walk around great place to visit across the street assembly
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a business trip, my colleagues and I went for a walk around Capitol Park. We stumbled upon the entrance into the museum. After a short security check, we went into the capital building and explored all of the rooms. The Capital Museum is free...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank melrox559
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The free tours are provided on the hour. We had a little difficulty finding the room to sign up for the tour but a state worker noticed we were lost and guided us. There were a group of high school kids on our tour so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nrretreat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great Place to visit, walk around and enjoy the environs. Save a day if you are visiting Sacramento.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since I work downtown Sacramento I decided to visit the California State museum again. It was as interesting as before and the exhibits were still well maintained. People should know that this is as free museum and it good to see how each California county...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank herblackness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is so awesome that this is open to the public to come in anytime. It is such a beautiful building, inside and out. What a great way to get a taste of our government. You can walk in and see the capitol for free....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great place to visit to see American heritage. The park behind the Capitol is a great place to take a walk and view the sites, must see! There are many statues of different things and a beautiful rose garden.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JohnP8854
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband was a bit reluctant to do this tour, but was glad he did! It was a great view of CA history and government. We had an excellent docent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I gave myself a tour of the Capitol and it did not disappoint. I loved the artwork, thoroughly enjoyed finding Arnold Schwarzenegger's portrait, and enjoyed the intricacies of the woodwork.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amelia A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can take an guided tour or roam alone. The tour gives you more information that you can find on your own. The Capital is steeped with CA history, of course, beautiful architecture and it is one of my favorites. Parking can be difficult on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LindaLong88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had wonderful weather the day we walked to the capital from our downtown AirBnB. Take time to wander around this beautiful building and don't forget to take the elevator. We loved the displays of offices "from the olden days" that looked like they were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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