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California State Capitol and Museum

10th St btwn L & N Sts, Sacramento, CA
916-324-0333
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Ranked #4 of 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This 19th-century granite building, modeled after the U.S. Capitol, is home to the California Legislature and houses a public museum.
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Sunnyvale, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Spent an hour strolling through here with the family. Came in just as the place opened on Labor Day, so had the place pretty much to ourselves, which was awesome. Saw the two chambers, the dome, and the several rooms reconstructed to their look and feel from 100 years ago. The volunteers were quick to answer questions and very knowledgeable.... More

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were lucky enough to be given a professional tour by Tyson Dexter, a very skilled and fun tour guide who has honed his profession quite well. The California State Capitol and Museum is a place that everyone from California should visit as there is so much history there and so many docent and professional guides that... More

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Starkville, Mississippi
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80 reviews 80 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great free thing to do in Sacramento. Free guided tours on the hour. Or you can walk freely by your self. It was great. Would highly recommend.

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Earth, Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
46 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is worth visiting the California State Capitol and taking one of the many free daily tours that last about 1 hour. You will see and learn a lot about state politics and it is even worth for folks visiting from other countries. Also the tour is completely free of charge. Recommended!

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a beautiful capitol building. There is a security check as you enter the building (like airport security) but it wasn’t too overbearing, and once inside it was interesting to look around. Try to go on one of the free tours if you can; the guides are knowledgeable and friendly, and it was fun to learn about the building... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We got there later in the day than planned due to some traffic getting into Sacramento, but the visit was very enjoyable. We didn't have a formal tour, but the rooms were all very lovely to see and the building itself is also impressive.

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Savannah, Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Sacramento has a lovely capitol. The security was a little more regimented than other capitols, but they were also friendly and, given the protestors just outside, I realized this is one capitol where they are truly necessary. The tours there are readily available and our guide was a bit of a character - he strongly encouraged us all to get... More

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Salt Lake City, UT
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387 reviews 387 reviews
106 attraction reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Because our motel was just a few blocks away, we walked. There appeared to be street parking for 2 hours only and we didn't want to deal with that. It was early afternoon when we arrived, so we asked a guard about food options. He told us there were 2 choices - a cafeteria on the 6th floor or a... More

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Mataram, Indonesia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

As a non Californian, to me this is a beautiful state capitol where you can learn more about the golden state. The Staff are very helpful and the building is really well maintained.

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Cleveland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were in town for a wedding. My parents, husband and I visited the Capitol out first day in town, taking advantage of the free tour they offer. It was fun listening to the history, including how Sacramento was founded and how it became the Capitol of the state. If you're a history buff, like old buildings, political nut, or... More

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