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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a quick look inside the Sacramento Statehouse and checked out some displays about the various Towns in California. Also stopped by to pose with the state bear.

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting, somewhat low-key museum of 'itself' - there are various offices set up as they 'used to be' in the early part of the 20th century, including the old offices of the Governor of California. The building itself has many interesting design elements. You definitely...More

1  Thank darylqu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the museum and the tour.was really good. It was over an hour tour and very informative and interesting.

1  Thank sandyinmexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went later in the evening but were able to walk inside and view the grounds. The only thing lacking was any info on tours. There was nobody to talk to and we did a lot of wandering to find info. My guess is because...More

Thank JandMH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those visiting, I would recommend parking at the parking garage on 10th & I street. It is $3 per hour, but a much better alternative than trying to find a metered spot. The garage is right across the street from the Capitol.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can do a free tour of the building and it is interesting with the nice building and its architecture and surrounding gardens plus the history of the building. The senate was sitting so we also got to observe the politicians in action as well....More

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a large & beautiful multilevel building that is called a working museum - west side is the museum featuring a long history of the early administrative days in California through to more recent times - the east side is currently the working offices...More

Thank jack h
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Many rooms still decorated as they were in the early twentieth century, so it feels like stepping back in time.

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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
9 June 2015|
Response from Capitol_Eric |
Public tours of the Capitol Museum usually last from 45 minutes to an hour. You may leave early if you need to.