California State Capitol Museum, Sacramento

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California State Capitol Museum, Sacramento - Address, Phone Number

Address: 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States

Phone: +1-9163240333

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Time Required: 02:30 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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The California State Capitol Museum comprises of the State Capitol and the grounds around in it. The State Capitol has been the home of the California Legislature since 1869 and has undergone a series of renovations to maintain its old and distinguished appearance. Also the 40-acre park surrounding the Capitol is full of trees and shrubs from all parts of the world. There are around 200 types of exquisite species of trees in the park alone. A Civil War Memorial Grave and California Vietnam Veterans Memorial is also located within the very park.

California State Capitol Museum Information

  • On weekends enter through the L Street entrance.
  • Cameras are allowed in Capitol but not in Gallery.

California State Capitol Museum Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.
  • Free admission to films shown in Basement Theater.

California State Capitol Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Public tours conducted daily from 9 am – 4 pm at every hour on the hour.
  • Basement Theater: 9 am – 5 pm daily.

How To reach California State Capitol Museum by Public Transport

  • By Bus: State Capitol Bus Drop-off Only is the nearest bus station.
  • By Tram: Archives Plaza Station (WB) is the nearest Light Rail Station.
  • By renting or hiring a car/taxi.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • it was good and cool i went there and didnt see the person

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