California State Capitol

Capitol Building
1303 10th St (btwn L & N St)
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-0333

Tips

  • Make sure to get a picture with the giant bronze grizzly bear in front of my office.
  • You can get a free copy of the California constitution... just ask for one! They keep them in stock to give out on request.
  • Did you know? Washington's portrait in the Senate Chamber is the oldest artifact in the Capitol. It's a copy of Gilbert Stuart's portrait (which appears on the $1 bill) painted by his daughter, Jane.
  • This place has metal detectors. Don't try to sneak in guns and knives
  • Don't try to use the enormous doors on the front of the building. They won't open and you will look foolish.
  • The tour is free and very interesting!
  • The shadow boxes of the counties are interesting to look at.
  • The large bronze state seal located in front of the west entrance was made by inmates at nearby San Quentin State prison.
  • Visit the grave of Senator Capitol Kitty, a feral cat who lived at the state capitol for 13 years, and was featured in the children's book written by former First Lady Sharon Davis.
  • Definitely join a tour--a lot of historical information.
  • Great walk. Very picturesque!
  • Bring the best camera you own!
  • What's good? The Honorable Senator Mimi Walters! She's what's good!
  • The rectangle block around the Capitol is great for runs and exactly 1 mile around.
  • Great park outside for running.
  • The coolest Circus EVER!... Bring your kids...
  • Take the tour..its great
  • Smells like cigars and cigarettes here today. You'd think Arnie still worked here.
  • Each county has a display panel inside the capitol building very cool!
  • Tours are great

Nearby places

L St (btwn 10th & 15th St)
Sacramento, CA 95814
1123 12th St (at L St)