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California State Capitol and Museum

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Address: 10th St btwn L & N Sts, Sacramento, CA
Phone Number: 916-324-0333
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This 19th-century granite building, modeled after the U.S. Capitol, is...
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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Very interesting tour

Our tour guide from the California State Parks was very interesting and knowledgeable about the State Capitol building and California history. As out-of-state visitors our group... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Indianola, Iowa
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Indianola, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide from the California State Parks was very interesting and knowledgeable about the State Capitol building and California history. As out-of-state visitors our group learned a lot about the great State of California. The park and surrounding grounds are also worth walking around.

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

During our trip to Sacramento, we took an informative and enjoyable tour of the State Capitol, walked around the park surrounding the Capitol, and took lots of pictures of this very impressive structure! We highly recommend the guided tour of the building!

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Santa Paula, CA
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Although the museum doesn't change much the exhibits are kept fresh and current. A great service to our taxpaying public.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The park behind the museum has a gazillion varieties of trees, and arborists scattered hither and yon to answer questions.

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Minden, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This building has maintained much of its original character. Surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens, it is a must-see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's a beautiful building, great guide. Busy because of committee hearings on a controversial issue.

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Am always amazed at how many people think LA or San Fran are the Capitol of CA. Even people who live in Sac. do not visit. The grounds are beautiful with so much to enjoy or just to sit and watch. Sometimes you may even catch a special event. The building itself is full of history. You can take private... More 

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Oakland, California
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Saturday of May 9, 2015, walking around as they setting up for AMGEN TOUR! Ask the person how much is the shirt, he says he will give to me! Not realizing is a red Volunteer shirt! Went into Capitol Building, use bathroom, take 10:00 a.m. tour! Tour guide named Joseph W, short yellow hair! May only be his third... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Located in the centre of this beautiful city, the State Capitol dominates the delightful parkland around it. I didn't take the tour but spoke to several of the staff and attendants who were all very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. After entering the main lobby on the ground floor and guessing the people in the centrepiece statue, take the elevator to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The State Capitol has tours available and docents to give you information in the rotunda and basement of the old capitol buildings. When I was in Sacramento, there was an exhibition celebrating the 1915 Worlds Faire held in San Francisco aka the Pan Pacific Exhibition. The restored rooms show how things were in the beginning and how the Treasurers office... More 

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