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California State Capitol and Museum, Sacramento

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4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
Visit the restored historical offices of the secretary of state, treasurer, and governor at California State Capitol and Museum. This 19th-century granite building, which bears a striking resemblance to the nation’s capitol building, houses the California state legislature. Take a free tour of the grounds, which include more than 100 memorials to significant people and events involving the state and a museum presenting portraits, murals, antiques, and contemporary art. There is nearby metered and garage parking available for a fee. Before you head to Sacramento, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sacramento trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Sacramento has to offer, including California State Capitol and Museum.
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  • This tour is well worth taking with a guide. The rotunda is awesome in its Roman-Grecian architecture. There are paintings of all the governors on the walls as you walk through the buildings. Most imp...  read more »
  • Take a walk around this beauty and enjoy grounds , views of downtown and its rose garden. Go inside and joy the beautiful rotunda and see a working Capitol in action. 
  • The Capitol is an architectural masterpiece. A visit to Sacramento would not be complete without touring the site or sitting on a bench and enjoying the well-maintained grounds/gardens/and memorials. ...  read more »
  • Beautiful inside. A great building to introduce lower elementary kids to grandeur, architecture, and government. We didn't take the free tour because of the crowd. Walking around the various museum rooms, we chanced across a rare books display (great big beautiful old books), saw a vault with super thick doors, climbed up 3 tall flights of stairs and found the Senate and Assembly galleries. They were not in session so were quiet but still invokes a sense of awe. They also have displays on the hallways highlighting each county in the state. Some are more well done than others and feature nice models of local attractions. Afterwards, my 5 1/2 year old daughter mused at how beautiful the inside of the building was.
  • I enjoyed coming here. I think my favourite part was the rooms that were replicated to look exactly how they did in the early 1900's. It really helped give you a glimpse of early Californian government. Very educational; well worth a trip to visit.
  • I had to come here and check out some history at the Capitol in Sacramento CA. First and foremost you have to do to the second floor and look out the window to the road and buildings which is very amazing!! Yes people basement is ok but nothing spectacular so don't get your hopes up too high. Everything else is amazing. Back yard is massive! But overall you have to go to take amazing pics!! It won't disappoint~
  • This is one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in the capitol city. Plus, it's free to take a tour of as it's the peoples building. Capitol Park plays host to I believe every tree that grows in California. You can randomly find some sort of entertainment, or group lobbying for an agenda putting on a production on the west steps. Do yourself a favor and check it out!
  • The Capitol Museum continues to offer such a rich experience, even on my third time visiting. My colleagues and I took a tour and we were delighted by the depth of historical knowledge our tour guide, H. Bral, shared mixed with interactive questions aimed at the young visitors. He was engaging and fun and kept everyone's attention for about an hour and a half. Also, all of the staff members and CHP officers were professional yet showed good humor and always were willing to help a visitor. I'm amazed that our seat of government has such a welcoming environment. It is no wonder that so many schools and individuals make their way to Sacramento to see this historical and significant landmark.
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