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California State Capitol Museum

1315 10th St, Room B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814-4905
+1 916-324-0333
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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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  • Average4%
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1315 10th St, Room B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814-4905
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"beautiful building"
in 99 reviews
"governor's office"
in 42 reviews
"senate chambers"
in 17 reviews
"past governors"
in 21 reviews
"guided tour"
in 57 reviews
"free tour"
in 37 reviews
"every hour"
in 19 reviews
"open to the public"
in 13 reviews
"rose garden"
in 44 reviews
"great tour"
in 29 reviews
"orange trees"
in 11 reviews
"lots of history"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
in 25 reviews
"walk around"
in 18 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 17 reviews
"across the street"
in 11 reviews
"assembly"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very easy visit that everyone should enjoy. Great architecture with lots of information about how the government works. Pick the right days to see the legislature in action. Lots of security but line moves quickly. Head to third floor so you can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t have time for guided tour but caught a bit of one in visitors gallery in Senate debating chamber Great building inside super to see the dome. Make sure you walk all the way around and check out the different tree types. Can’t help feeling...More

1  Thank peakdistricttravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunningly gorgeous view at night! The building is lit up at night. Walked around inside to read about some history. Definitely neat.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with a lot of history. Tour guides are passionate about sharing history about the transatlantic railroad. Kids will be entertained. The tour guides cater stories for the kids and it keeps them engaged. These tours are free once you pay the entrance fees.

Thank Kerry R
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Capitol_Eric, Tour Guide at California State Capitol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I believe you meant for this review to be under the California State Railroad Museum, another unit of California State Parks.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure a visit of this enormous building is at the top of your itinerary, possibly on a day when there is no business going on. We had a guide named Lou who was very knowledgeable and thorough. We were allowed into the Senate and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the California Capitol is more interesting and educational than my expectations. Not only you will see all the historical constructions and craftsmanship, but also learn a lot about California. The guided tour is a must join, otherwise you won’t be able to visit both...More

Thank Albert P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I took my 4 kids (8-15 years old) to tour the State Capitol. Even though some portions were boring for the kids it was still incredibly educational and important for the kids. We all learned quite a bit. The Capitol is beautiful...More

1  Thank brookerenae
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came at the right time as there are people trying to get a certain law pass. So it was quite interesting how a law for the whole state of Cal is being processed.

1  Thank stanara
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They’ve kept a large proportion of the building as a museum, each room had a tour guide in it to explain what that room would have been used for, how everyone worked in there and what their purpose would be. Amazed that entry was free...More

1  Thank Mina_Von_Vixen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we did not have a good tour guide, but we still got to tour the building. It just took a little longer. The legislative chambers are attractive and the Rotunda is beautiful. We saw the California bear statue, and the sort of out of...More

2  Thank Robert S
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kannnov29
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 :)
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RainyBadger
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
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Cptkool
9 June 2015|
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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.
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