California State Capitol and Museum, Sacramento

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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. To visit California State Capitol and Museum and get the most from your holiday in Sacramento, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sacramento trip itinerary maker .
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  • The Capitol building is beautifully constructed and is magnificent to tour. There are movies telling the story of it's construction and history. Walking the halls while current state business is being...  more »
  • Nice place, the garden, the Capitol of the best. Very quiet, I really liked going. There is place for parking but only 1 hour. Very easy to reach. Nearby there is a monument dedicated to the police.
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  • In the beautiful city Sacramento Capitol building here is a must-see. Heavy and beautifully designed buildings attract the eye. Security--can go inside the House inspected is worth a look is.
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  • At first my friends and I were walking around, and I opened the door to the front (which I was unaware of at the moment) I then proceeded to peek my head inside. To then which a lady saw me and said, "Come in its free". To which i freaked out and ran to my friends and we started laughing walking away. Then i remembered what the nice lady said, "Its FREE". To which I told my friends, came inside, and looked around. It was a cool place and would totally be down to go again.
  • It's a pretty impressive museum and definitely worth coming here for an educational purposes. Only issue is parking in downtown. They have tours available as well. You have to go through the TSA checkpoint here to see the museum and capitol.
  • Interesting Museum you can see the museum and under an hour unless it gets very crowded. This is the functioning capital building for the state and the museum is scattered on for different floors so it can be confusing to find the display areas. Be sure to go to the basement first and get a map describing where you can go and what you can see.
  • Really enjoyed touring the Capitol and learning the history of California. I also had fun exploring the window showcase displays of each city. Very educative. The gardens outside are very shaded and relaxing. A must see attraction in Sacramento.
  • Was downtown this afternoon and stopped by the beautiful capitol building and went through part of it. Beautiful and restored offices decorated like 1900 with candlestick phones etc. amazing trees outside including redwoods, and sequoias, and magnolias. We can all be proud of the state and its history. Recommend everybody in or near Sacramento take some time to see our beautiful downtown, and gorgeous buildings and the Tower bridge,

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