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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

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

Thank wellsfam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not originally from California. So, I was expecting the great state of California to have an amazing Capital Building... especially compared to my little Midwestern State Capitol. Not the case. I will be avoiding this place in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm from Sacramento, so I've been several times. I've gone by myself, with family and friends. Kids studying history will love it. It was one of my nieces favorite places to go when she was in fourth grade and studying American History. It's very beautiful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I took the tour, took about an hour, very cool, got to see both elective bodies voting and actively managing the state, which was pretty cool, lots of historical details and very open to questions, would definitely recommend taking the tour and watching...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s a lovely building and exquisite grounds. There’s tree-gifts from Australia and Japan to some redwoods (don’t naturally grow here), interesting county exhibits and beautiful marble work. Real ought to check it out.

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

After all the years living in Cali, I finally visited the Capitol. Took the free one hour guided tour of the building and was glad I did. Learned about the history of the structure, the symbolism embedded in its nooks and crannies; got to visit...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Didn’t expect to go there other than to see it from the outside. The grounds and the building are spectacular with a nice rose garden on one end and some very nice memorials to firefighters and soldiers. It’s free to go inside and see some...More

1  Thank Upe47
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Let’s face it if you are visiting Sacramento you have to visit the state Capitol building at least once to put that cherry on top of your experience. You may assume it will be one of those dull civics class excursions you kinda enjoyed as...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The California Capitol building is impressive and rich with history. You can enter through the right side of the building. There is security and metal detectors to enter. There are four floors and a basement to explore. The gift shop is in the basement and...More

Thank Todd W
Reviewed 5 August 2018

As UK residents it is always fascinating to see how politics works in other countries. Have previously toured Capitol in Washington and several other state Capitols but were impressed with this guided tour. There are FREE guided tours on the hour every hour. Megan H...More

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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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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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