Weekdays – 10am – 4pm
Weekends – CLOSED
California State Capitol Museum
California State Capitol
Home of the California Legislature since 1869, the State Capitol underwent a major renovation that restored much of the building's original look. Visitors can tour the restored historic offices of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Governor of the State of California. The building features exhibits and tours - and possibly an opportunity to watch the legislators debate a bill or cast a vote.
Covering forty acres, the Capitol Park contains species of plant life from nearly every part of the globe and is home to a plethora of memorials and monuments.
A list of some of the memorials and monuments in the park include:
- A Civil War Memorial Grove
Planted in 1897 with saplings from famous Civil War battlefields.
- The California Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Bronze statues of service men and women depicting military life in Vietnam and featuring engravings of names of Californians killed or missing in action.
- The California Veterans Memorial
A granite obelisk honoring California Veterans from the Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War.
- The Firefighters Memorial
The California Firefighters’ Memorial in Capitol Park serves as an enduring remembrance of the men and women who lost their lives while serving on California’s front lines of public safety.
- The Peace Officers Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting the citizens of the State of California.
The Capitol is located in downtown Sacramento at 10th and L Streets.
1315 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing
Summer and spring are warm; fall and winter can be cool. Layered clothing is advised.