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California State Capitol Museum

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Historic Folsom: A Self-Guided GPS Audio Walking Tour around the Old Town
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Historic Folsom: A Self-Guided GPS Audio Walking Tour around the Old Town

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This self-guided GPS audio walking tour will explore the historic western gold rush town of Folsom, California. <br><br>The tour begins at the corner of Riley and Scott Street in Folsom’s Historic District and ends on Truss Bridge, with tranquil views of the American River. We’ll take in Figueroa Street, where you’ll find beautiful homes built in the late 1800s, and Sutter Street, which was once Folsom’s main street – and a picturebook Old Western main street. We’ll end our adventure on the Truss Bridge. <br><br>On this walking tour, you’ll hear about: <br><br>• Local Native American history <br>• California’s early history <br>• The history of the gold rush and how it's connected to Folsom <br>• The Victorian homes in Folsom <br>• The revitalization of the Historic District in Old Town Folsom <br>• Johnny Cash and the “Folsom Prison Blues”<br><br>The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which works offline.
$5.99 per adult
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415Cyclist wrote a review Jul 2020
San Anselmo, California110 contributions15 helpful votes
Great museum. Great displays. A must see when touring Sacramento. Pretty much can go anywhere in the building. I did the self guided tour, I wish I took the guided tour. Walked by a tour being given and the guide was quite knowledgable.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Raymond wrote a review Mar 2020
81 contributions30 helpful votes
To me this is our city's pride and joy. A most beautiful building that luckily was saved due to an increase in patriotism during the Bicentennial year. The building was seismic proof so many of it's roof top statues were removed. A display of the seismic proofing can be found in the basement along with a nice gift shop. Free tours are offered and well worth it. Their is a big statue in the rotunda and tours take you inside the assembly and senate chambers with it's Czech lead crystal chandeliers, and walk passed the governor's portraits. There are rooms of historic information, a film to watch and antiqued furnished rooms. Don't miss Arnold Schwarzengger's bronze bear in front of the governor's office and the hallway of county exhibits. Due to security there is only one entrance now. The capitol grounds with it's memorials, camilla garden, peace rose garden tree arboretum, and site of Res. Gerald Ford's almost assassination.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Carolyn Anderson wrote a review Mar 2020
13 contributions8 helpful votes
Every traveler to Sacramento must go visit the Capitol Building and its great Museum. There is no charge to go, just be prepared to pass through a security screening and you are on your way. Do it!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ClogWogsWife wrote a review Mar 2020
Mittagong, Australia132 contributions24 helpful votes
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On a day that was so perfect in every way, the California State Capital Building did not disappoint. The free guided tour was informative and fun. As an Australian, it was enjoyable to see both the similarities and differences between governments. The building itself was undergoing a "facelift" .. can I say that in California or is it "cosmetic enhancement" She is beautiful anyway, but I am sure she'll shine after the shrouds are removed.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Maria wrote a review Mar 2020
Boulder, Colorado481 contributions30 helpful votes
It had been years since I've visited the Capitol, and it was fun doing so with my oldest son (now 25). I love the ability to just wander throughout without having to take an official tour. For the first time, I went up and down the halls looking at all the county displays. Makes me want to see if the Arizona Capitol lets us do the same. The Capitol was being refurbished when we were there, so we didn't get to enjoy the wonderful lighting that usually comes in through the front windows. Wish I'd kept more photos, as there were so many lovely details throughout.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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