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California State Capitol Museum

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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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1315 10th St, Room B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814-4905
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All reviews beautiful building governor's office senate chambers past governors guided tour free tour ronald reagan open to the public every hour rose garden great tour first floor lots of history gift shop walk around great place to visit across the street
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide was amazing! (Unfortunately I failed to get a name to share with you 😧). Maybe because everyone who lives in California is a would be actor, I felt like I was witnessing an Academy Award performance! Yes, he knew his lines but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank edieann
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost always something new and different,exhibits are well thought out and a docent is always close by.they are child friendly and actually encourage questions . Most of the capital is open to the public and all of the original section is beautifully restored so much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jingles916
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relatives came from out of town. I took them to Old Sac for the underground tour and then to the Capitol for the tour. Both were a hit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Parkman44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building is one of the prettiest in all of California. The marble and stone work is amazing. There is a ton of California historic items there too. Fun visit for the whole family!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank lanabeaches
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed touring the capitol building. The security checkpoint was not an issue, quick and painless but thorough and reassuring. We especially liked the art work and the exhibits for each county in the state. We did take part in one of the free guided...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CTBCalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the California State Capitol for decades. Years ago they restored it from institutional green to a beautifully restored historical building. Lots to see, free tours and the surrounding gardens are amazing. Camilas as tall as a house, California native trees (all labeled)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TeenaSac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many exhibits about local and California history. A great place to take the family and guests from out of town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Randi L
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

On a business trip, my colleagues and I went for a walk around Capitol Park. We stumbled upon the entrance into the museum. After a short security check, we went into the capital building and explored all of the rooms. The Capital Museum is free...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank melrox559
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

The free tours are provided on the hour. We had a little difficulty finding the room to sign up for the tour but a state worker noticed we were lost and guided us. There were a group of high school kids on our tour so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nrretreat
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Great Place to visit, walk around and enjoy the environs. Save a day if you are visiting Sacramento.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stephen E
October 21, 2018|
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Response from Capitol_Eric | Property representative |
One definite limit on tripods is that you cannot use them in the Assembly or Senate galleries while the houses are in session. As they are not in session this time of year, that should not be a problem.
April 11, 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 :)
October 23, 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