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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.
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1315 10th St, Room B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814-4905
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 orange trees gift shop interesting history walk around great place to visit assembly
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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
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 need to sign up for the tour. I recommend signing up at least 15 minutes before the tour leaves. If your group consists of ten or more people, you will need to call ReserveCalifornia at 1-866-240-4655 in advance. If you desire, you can take a self-guided tour, although I recommend picking up a map of the building first. If you visit on a weekday, you can enter at the north (L St), south (N St), or east entrance. On weekends and holidays, only the south entrance is open. Once you're on the grounds, if you need directions to the tour office, please call our information desk at 1-916-324-0333. We hope you enjoy your visit!