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.
- On weekends enter through the L Street entrance.
- Cameras are allowed in Capitol but not in Gallery.
- Entry is free.
- Free admission to films shown in Basement Theater.
- Public tours conducted daily from 9 am – 4 pm at every hour on the hour.
- Basement Theater: 9 am – 5 pm daily.
- 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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40.16% of people who visit Sacramento include California State Capitol Museum in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
48.15% of people start their California State Capitol Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see California State Capitol Museum
92.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting California State Capitol Museum
This is a great museum and we loved spending couple of hours over here. You get to know about all the counties in California (honestly I never there are so many until I saw them here). Also the automobile section was pretty good. And above all, it was less crowded for a weekend and so pleasant.
As always Serene Peaceful and quiet insightful to my busy thought committee. Amazingly my Sanctuary I call it gives me ways and solution to deal with my tasks and problems. Thank you Much Love and Respect. Mk
We enjoyed the displays from each county, and the beautiful historic architecture. It's nice that you can just walk around and explore. There were choirs singing in the rotunda when we were there, which was extra special.
The California State Capitol Museum consists of a museum in and grounds around the California State Capitol in Sacramento. The building has been the home of the California State Legislature since 1869. The State Capitol Museum has been a property in the California State Parks system since 1982. While the entire building may be considered a museum, the heart of the Capitol Museum can be found on the basement and first floor of the original section of the building. In the basement can be found the tour office, a small theater showing several short films on the history of the Capitol, the gift shop, and the Arthur Mathews mural, the "History of California." There are 40 acres of gardens in the surrounding Capitol Park, including trees and shrubs from around the world. There are approximately 1140 trees in the park (not including shrubs) representing over 200 types of trees. Overall this is the legendary Capitol of California and it’s where all of our state laws are made. It’s definitely worth a visit in my opinion and the city and county of Sacramento has a lot to offer and I hope you guys enjoy this beautiful historic location and I hope my review was helpful. Cheers🍻 Sincerely, Omaid
The California State Capitol is by far in my opinion, the grandest state capitol on the West Coast. When completed in 1874, she was the first major architectural gem here in the West and had grand staircases carved from walnut, mahogany, and redwood. However throughout the decades of Capitol's history, her interior was significantly altered by modernizations. In 1906, the beautiful staircases were ripped from the building to make room for the elevators (The current elevator doors are newer from the restoration, but the surrounding grates are from the 1906 installation). When the Capitol was finally restored in the 1970s, she looked nothing like what she did when she first opened 100 years earlier. However preservationists painstakingly studied and successfully reproduced the beautiful ceiling decorations, matching them down to their historic color scheme, they restored the legislative chambers to their Victorian glory, and my favorite job they did: they reproduced the historic grand staircases. Using two of the original newel posts salvaged by a nearby church and historic photographs, preservationists once again carved beautiful reproduction staircases of walnut, mahogany, and redwood. The architecture of the Capitol is absolutely stunning and I strongly recommend anyone visiting Sacramento to pay a visit to the California State Capitol for she is an incredible landmark and symbol of democracy.