At the State Capitol, the past, present and future of California interact with equal force. The building serves as both a museum and the state’s working seat of government. Visitors to the Capitol can experience California’s rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process.
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Planning to visit the Capitol in person?
Find out about tour times, building security, parking, how to get here, and other information related to planning your visit to the Capitol.
Learn about California and the Capitol
Check out the Kids' Zone website where students can have fun learning about the California State Capitol.
Can't make it to Sacramento?
The California State Capitol Museum virtual tours provide you with a unique opportunity to visit California's Capitol from any location in the world.
Curious about the Capitol's architecture?
Designed in the neoclassical style, the Capitol reflects the Greek and Roman influences of our democracy.
See how California's laws have helped shape the state and nation
Learn about important legislation that has been passed since 1849 and how these laws have helped shape the state, nation, and world.
Find out something new about California
Filled with fun
facts and fascinating information, teachers and students can learn everything they ever wanted to know about California Government and its State Capitol.
The California State Capitol Museum hosts numerous activities and exhibits throughout the year.