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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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All reviews beautiful building governor's office senate chambers past governors guided tour free tour ronald reagan open to the public every hour rose garden great tour lots of history gift shop walk around great place to visit across the street assembly
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The State Capitol is a beautiful classical structure with nice aesthetics inside and out. I've always liked the county dioramas in the hallway. The Senate and Assembly chambers are great to visit. This is where the State's business happens, good, bad, or ugly and I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pacific_gator
Reviewed 2 days ago

A good rainy day activity. The tour provides information about how the state government works. Unfortunately nothing was in sessions on the date of the visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lbrb97
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting on a Sunday is awesome. You can avoid the traffic and take advantage of free street parking. We enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and enjoyable. He made history fun for the children and the kids at heart. Fun.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jz_girl7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited many state capitals including the nation’s capital in Washington DC. None compare to the beautiful restoration of California’s capital in Sacramento. The woodwork alone is worth the trip. There are offices restored back to the 1800’s, awesome tike work on the floor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pearliesd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute shops. Interesting information about old Sacramento, especially about raising the whole city one floor to avoid flood damage.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Razzmataz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was amazing! (Unfortunately I failed to get a name to share with you 😧). Maybe because everyone who lives in California is a would be actor, I felt like I was witnessing an Academy Award performance! Yes, he knew his lines but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank edieann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost always something new and different,exhibits are well thought out and a docent is always close by.they are child friendly and actually encourage questions . Most of the capital is open to the public and all of the original section is beautifully restored so much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jingles916
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Relatives came from out of town. I took them to Old Sac for the underground tour and then to the Capitol for the tour. Both were a hit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Parkman44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This building is one of the prettiest in all of California. The marble and stone work is amazing. There is a ton of California historic items there too. Fun visit for the whole family!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank lanabeaches
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Really enjoyed touring the capitol building. The security checkpoint was not an issue, quick and painless but thorough and reassuring. We especially liked the art work and the exhibits for each county in the state. We did take part in one of the free guided...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CTBCalifornia
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Stephen E
22 October 2018|
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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|
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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