State Capitol

1315 10th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814- Map It
Phone: (916) 324-0333

AAA Editor Notes

State Capitol, on 10th St. between L and N sts., was built between 1860 and 1874 and architecturally resembles the United States Capitol. The main building contains art exhibits, murals and statuary. Marble floors and the rotunda dome are highlights; murals depicting important events in California's history are at the base of the rotunda.
One-hour guided tours cover the renovated main building; the legislative chambers, where representatives' desks date from the 1860s; and several offices of state officials, including a 1906 re-creation of the governor's office suite. Limited gallery seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis when the legislature is in session. A 10-minute video presentation is shown in the basement theater.
Food is available.
Free. Children must be with an adult.
Hours: Guided tour offered daily on the hour 9-4. The legislature is in session early Jan. to mid-Sept. in odd-numbered years and early Jan.-Nov. 30 in even-numbered years. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.