We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

California State Capitol Museum

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (830)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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.
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1315 10th St, Room B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814-4905
+1 916-324-0333
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Sacramento
from US$ 20.00
More Info
from US$ 75.00
More Info
from US$ 25.00
More Info
Reviews (1,266)
Filter reviews
1,138 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful building governor's office senate chambers past governors guided tour free tour ronald reagan every hour open to the public rose garden great tour gift shop walk around great place to visit assembly session rotunda
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,138 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

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.

1  Thank JohnP8854
Reviewed 1 week 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.

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Amelia A
Reviewed 1 week 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

1  Thank LindaLong88
Reviewed 1 week 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

1  Thank OzarkGal51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've long believed that Californians are "just different." A guided tour helped me to understand why that's so. Californians do have a different philosophy on life that's a result of their creation and history - think gold rush, immediate statehood, growth, size, climate, term limits,...More

2  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking can be a problem week days. The Capitol Building is a beautiful structure. There are restaurants and shopping in the immediate vicinity. We went to dog friendly Mexican place three time. Of concern in the entire Sacramento are are the number of homeless persons....More

1  Thank Emma-Llew B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent museum tour. Our tour guide was not only informative but she kept the tour interesting by asking questions, providing humorous facts, and answering all the questions well. She knew her history and appeared to really enjoy her job. We regret that...More

1  Thank Mei C
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Our large family group visited here and it was a great thing for us to do together. While the tour is a little boring for the young ones to sit through, there is a brochure that helps you do a self guided tour. The guides...More

1  Thank Stanley G
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We went to the State Capitol hoping for have a tour. It seemed very tourist unfriendly. The entrance is in an unmarked modern box on the side of the building. You go through airport type security and then enter a long hall with window box...More

Thank Bourlingueur60
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 84 nearby hotels
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
2,019 reviews
.29 km away
The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection
978 reviews
.47 km away
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1,110 reviews
.49 km away
Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park
966 reviews
.54 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,253 nearby restaurants
Dawson's Steakhouse
133 reviews
.28 km away
Pizza Rock
192 reviews
.31 km away
Vines - Hyatt Regency Sacramento
79 reviews
.27 km away
Amoutath 1819
19 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 322 nearby attractions
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
263 reviews
.36 km away
Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
226 reviews
.41 km away
Capitol Park
484 reviews
.30 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Stephen E
22 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Mina_Von_Vixen | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Well worth going at night and then again in the morning :)
24 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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