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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: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1315 10th St, Room B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814-4905
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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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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!