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California State Capitol and Museum

Address: 10th St btwn L & N Sts, Sacramento, CA
Phone Number: 916-324-0333
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Ranked #4 of 70 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This 19th-century granite building, modeled after the U.S. Capitol, is home to the California...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My son and I visited the Capitol now for the second time (also summer 2013). This time we've spent plenty of time inside and visited all the rooms and also got some hands on experience. We sat down in the Senate's chamber and in the Assembly chamber. Very impressive interior. Downstairs one can watch 2 short movies regarding the Capitol.... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited the capitol and took the free guided tour. Everything in the building was beautiful and our guide told us very interesting facts about what happens and brought us into the assembly rooms. The tour was about 45 minutes long and if your in Sacramento, you should definitely visit the capital and take the tour. Older children would enjoy... More 

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california
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25 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The State Capitol and Capitol Park is a must-see destination if you are visiting Sacramento. The historic State Capitol building is simply beautiful with its painted rotunda. There is something for everyone. County exhibits for the curious, historical rooms in their authentic settlngs for the interested, a movie about California's history in the basement (along with a decent cafeteria), special... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great way to spend a day in Sacramento. When you stroll thru the halls and view the exhibits from all of the counties or the paintings of past governors, you may just bump in to the current governor. You can even visit your local assembly person's office. They love meeting people from their districts and will often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The California state capitol in Sacramento is set in a beautiful large park. The building itself has been restored and displays historic rooms in the museum portion. State parks docents provide great tours. Outside there are often events happening on the West steps and lawn. Currently the annual huge Christmas tree is being put up. It will be covered with... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My roommate had carried on about this building and when we had time to visit I said we were going. Anyway the insides of the Capitol are fantastic and you are able to see where all the legislature meets. On the outside there is a tribute to all the fallen Firefighters from California. It is a nice memorial. Besides many... More 

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

A very impressive building. There is a free tour that is worth the time, but not something young children would enjoy. The tour guide had some very interesting facts about the building and history. The central dome was magnificent the view from the first floor.

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I make an effort to visit each state's capitol when I am in the area. I enjoy the craftsmenship that typically go into them and California's is no exception. I liked the display where the outer walls were repaired and you can look into the space between the inner and outer walls. The docent gave an interesting tour of the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The capitol is unique in that it not only houses a wonderful set of museum rooms but the gov. and legislators are actually working in the building. You never know who may be walking in the halls beside you. The architecture is beautiful and to get a genuine feel for life in the early 1900's take advantage of the free... More 

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Oroville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a great place to go see a well kept building, take in some meetings, check out the gardens and tour the inside of the building. It was educational and well kept.

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