California State Capitol Museum, Sacramento

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Visit the restored historical offices of the secretary of state, treasurer, and governor at California State Capitol 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 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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  • It’s a breathtaking experience. What a beautiful and Historical building. Take a tour to see more of the interior and learn more about the Capital.  more »
  • Our capitol building is really beautiful and has so much history. It is really a must see when you are in Sacramento.  more »
  • The free tour was very interesting and highlighted many historical items and events. Without the tour it would be just an attractive old building.  more »
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  • A great symbol of the American democratic system. I came here with my school group, and when we went to our district supervisor’s office, and his aid allowed us to take photos, and even gave us a tour of the senate floor. This is a very nice building with great history. I would definitely recommend a visit.
  • I appreciate how they made going here free to the public. There is tight security when you enter, so the location does feel safe and secure. Inside there are multiple exhibits, and there are also offices where meetings are held. The interior of this building is beautiful, vast open spaces, old architecture, tiles, the place is tidy and beautifully constructed. A great place to view part of California’s history.
  • Decent tourist destination and the capital building is huge. Inside the old wing is now mostly the museum section. Up the elevator or any of the grand staircases ate the Senate and House Chambers. Sometimes one or both are open to public and sometimes not open if in session. Capital has a newer wing with more modern feel now in use for officials offices. Here is outer door for governor's office which is a popular spot for a selfie. New wing hallways you will find displays for each county in California. I enjoy these however many of them are becoming quite old and run down appearing to have been forgotten by The counties represented. Outside the capital is a very mature park with paths and numerous monuments and memorials that are well worth seeing. Generally head towards far end of park and see these on the walk. Trees are massive examples very well cared for. When you are done at capital try the Sacramento history museum 11 blocks to the west in old Sacramento (just north of the yellow bridge three blocks).
  • The State Capitol is a beautiful classical structure with nice aesthetics inside and out. I've always liked the county dioramas in the hallway. The Senate and Assembly chambers are great to visit. This is where the State's business happens, good, bad, or ugly and I find that interesting. The museum includes certain rooms restored to the early 1900s. I enjoyed seeing the history on the hoof. The grounds are beautiful and make a great walkabout in the downtown are.
  • It’s beautiful and majestic. A must place to visit once in Sacramento. Will have to go through security, best not to go during the lunch time hours as the process maybe long. Most places are accessible to public, so you can wander in and out and see all the beautiful rooms and portraits inside this colonial building.
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