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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  • Since retiring from his job my friend Keith Evans, has signed on to give tours of the State Capitol Museum. As a former teacher in Sacramento I didn't feel the need to go because I thought I knew enou...  more »
  • The California State Capitol is the far and away BEST attraction in Sacramento. I have toured it many times, and never tire of seeing its many treasures. The Docent/Tour Guides are extremely dedicated...  more »
  • We had the chance to visit the State Capitol and it was a great family experience. Sacramento is one of the "Greenest" cities in the U.S. and it is noticeable. A lot of green areas refreshed the busy ...  more »
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  • What a cool place. Awesome architecture and information. I encourage everyone to go check it out.
  • Interesting place. Enjoyed seeing all the displays and the price was reasonable. Only 8 dollars per adult.
  • I should appreciate all the staff here and they are super friendly. It is a great experience to get inside the Capitol and enjoy the architecture of the building. I really recommend spending time with the tour guide who gives a lot of information. They also have displays about all the county of CA. Overall, very educating!
  • As one of the guards told me when I asked about the location of the museum while I was in the Capitol building, "the whole building is basically a museum." That's about right. Several exhibits are sprinkled throughout, along with painted portraits of past governors. The gift shop is great for finding something California specific to bring back to kids at home when visiting on a business trip to Sacramento. In all, well worth the minimal effort of going through security to get into the Capitol.
  • Stately outside, incredibly stunning inside. The Capitol building not only houses legislative chambers and offices, as well as the Governor's office, but is a beautiful historic museum. Tours are available (free - just walk in and sign up) and films show in the basement, or you can wander the halls independently. Exprct many school groups, particularly in the spring. The Capitol has been restored to its 1870s opulence and is, in my opinion, breathtaking. Be mindful (and patient) as entry is gained via security stations with x-ray scanners and metal detectors.

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