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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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 43 reviews
"senate chambers"
in 19 reviews
"past governors"
in 22 reviews
"guided tour"
in 59 reviews
"free tour"
in 39 reviews
"ronald reagan"
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"every hour"
in 19 reviews
"open to the public"
in 14 reviews
"rose garden"
in 45 reviews
"great tour"
in 30 reviews
"lots of history"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
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"walk around"
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"great place to visit"
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"assembly"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really good time at the stare Capitol. Exhibits are interesting and the guides are super-helpful and kind. Kids were very impressed. Plus it’s air conditioned!

Thank ladodgerone
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour guide, Isabel, helped make this a fine tour. We enjoyed seeing the Assembly and the Senate both in session--as political junkies. Make sure to notice the old liquor bottles in the 1906 Governor's Office!

Thank Lanxlad
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Reviewed 3 days ago

it's free, what more can you ask. we will do this every time we are in Sacramento, as each docent gives you a different story.

Thank Jerry S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was very interesting but 1 hour is enough for me but you can easily spend 2 hours there. Beautiful building

Thank Rose D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The California State Capitol and its Museum as well as the Capitol Park with its many memorials and monuments are three excellent reasons why you should visit Sacramento. The Capitol is also called the "People's Building" because it is a "live", working capitol building, especially...More

Thank Duane H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked it, would not have been the same without the tour which is free! Gives you insights you would not have known by just walking the building, architecture, history and a little history from the sunshine state. We walked to the grounds after and...More

Thank ICECOLA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just that plain simple. One of the most beautiful buildings I've seen in the states. Inside and out. The garden behind the capital is also stunning.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to include state capitals if we can while vacationing. California State Capital is definitely worth the visit. Museum section featuring historic offices, and displays about the history of the state. The free tour was very interesting, and our guide Megan was a wealth...More

3  Thank kmc11_11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself is pretty limited, but we found it very interesting! My favorite part was the CHP/CalTrans/DMV exhibit, which offered a lot of interesting California history. Not sure if it counts as part of the museum, but our favorite part was going upstairs to...More

Thank Keelia M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's good to visit at least once. Free admission. Easy street parking.H istorical building with beautiful structure and decor.

1  Thank Helen C
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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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