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California State Capitol Museum

California State Capitol Museum

1315 10th St, Sacramento, California, 95814
916-324-0333
Category: Attractions
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California State Capital Museum in Sacramento

Experience California's rich history and see the modern lawmaking process in action at the California State Capitol Museum in downtown Sacramento. The seat of California government, the State Capital is home of the State Assembly and Senate, the office of the Governor, and a fascinating museum that illustrates the past, present and future of California. The State Capital Museum features beautiful art exhibits, paintings and statues, including the Capitol Collection, Contemporary Art Collection and Governors Portraits. See stunning murals, antique furnishings and artifacts that depict Renaissance Revival style.

Details

Hours

- Weekdays: 8 am – 5 pm & Weekends: 9 am – 5 pm. Closed holidays.

Prices

- Free

Events


  • Capitol Art Program
  • Basement Theater Films
  • Loan Collection Paintings
  • Holiday Concerts

Activities

  • See Exhibits and Art
  • Public and School Tours
  • Architectural Tours
  • Films in Basement Theater
  • Shopping & Dining

Tours

The State Capital offers free one-hour guided tours on the hour, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can get tickets at the Tour Office in the basement of the historic wing 30 minutes before each tour. Free guided school and group tours are also offered by reservation only. Take the Architecture Tour to learn about the building’s Renaissance Revival architecture and design, including the portico into the central rotunda that rises into a dome. Learn about this Romanesque architectural convention that creates a majestic entrance.

Capitol Park

Surrounding the California State Capital building is Capitol Park, a beautiful green space with 40 acres of lawns, flower gardens, trees and shrubs that offer a bucolic feel in downtown Sacramento. Spanning 12 city blocks, Capitol Park includes numerous monuments and memorials that honor California’s history, pioneers and native sons. Walk through the Camellia Grove and World Peace Rose Garden, gather at the Indian Grinding Rock and see memorials of Father Junipero Serra and the CA Mexican-American War.

FAQ's

  • Is there dining or shopping?


    After your tour of the California State Capital, grab a bite at the cafeteria-style restaurants in the basement and on the sixth floor that are open during the week. The basement also offers a coffee cart and a gift shop with unique items, memorabilia and souvenirs related to California and the State Capitol
  • Are there any restrictions?


    Under the jurisdiction of the California Highway Patrol, the State Capitol museum, building and grounds are under strict security. Visitors must show ID and pass through a metal detector. There are several items that are prohibited including food and drinks, cans, bottles, animals, guns, knives, weapons, and aerosol containers. Strollers and cameras are allowed in the Capitol but not in the Gallery.

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