RVDream.com - California Capitol Building - Sacramento, CA

by Pamela Hamilton on 07/12/2012, 05:50 PM

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The California State Capitol
is located in Sacramento!

1315 10th Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-5pm


The California State Capitol Museum has been the home of the California Legislature
since 1869.     If you're visiting the Vacaville area or staying at Vineyard RV Park, checking
out the state capitol building is something you won't want to miss.

Visitors can tour the historic offices of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Governor of the State of California. There are a number of exhibits and artworks housed in the building such as paintings, murals, and even a statue of the Spanish Queen Isabella and explorer Christopher Columbus.

Depending on the time of you visit, you may have the opportunity to sit in the gallery and watch the legislators debate a bill or cast a vote.

Among the grounds of the park surrounding the capitol are gardens and trees from all
around the world.  The park also features several memorials dedicated to significant events in California history.  

1.  A Civil War Memorial Grove planted in 1897 with saplings from famous Civil War battlefields.

2.  A life-sized statue of Father Junípero Serra, a Roman Catholic missionary sent by Spain to help colonize California.  At its base is a map of California's 21 missions, from San Diego to Sonoma.

3.  The California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, with bronze statues of service men and women depicting military life in Vietnam and featuring engravings of names of Californians killed or missing in action.

4.  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 park is located downtown Sacramento at 10th and L Streets.
The ADA accessible entrance is on 11th and L Streets.

California Admission Day September 9, 1850

Two actors became California governors: 
Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Reagan is the only California governor to ever become
President of the United States

Building Hours:
Weekdays: 8 - 5
Weekends: 9 - 5
Admission: Free
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day

Guided Tours
10am to 4pm (on the hour)
Use 11th & "L" Street Entrance
Room B-27

Tour Reservations: (866) 240-4655
Group tour reservations are for groups from 10-35 people

General Information: (916) 324-0333

The north and south entrances of the Capitol Annex, restrooms and elevators are
wheelchair accessible. Hearing devices are available upon request at the Tour Office.

The Tour Office (located in basement Room B-27) is open daily from 9a-5p

A 10-minute film is shown every 20 minutes from 9a-5p in the basement theater.

Cafeteria-style restaurants are open daily from 7:30a-4p (week days only) in the
basement and on the sixth floor.

Basement Gift Shop hours:
9:30am-4pm during the week
10:30pm-4pm on weekends

There is a parking garage at 10th and L Streets, and metered parking surrounds
the Capitol.

Visitors entering the Capitol building will subject to security-control measures
and checks which include, but are not limited to:

1. Passing through a metal detector X-ray and visual examination of all packages
2. Presentation of positive identification.



Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park,  at 16th and H Streets
(916) 323-3047

California State Railroad Museum, in Old Sacramento, at 2nd and J Streets
(916) 445-7387

Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, midtown Sacramento at 2701 L Street
(916) 445-4422

State Indian Museum, 26th and K Streets next to Sutter’s Fort
(916) 324-0971

It's an easy half hour ride from Vineyard RV Park.  I would not reccomend taking a big rig or trailer

Take a left onto Midway Road as you exit Vineyard RV Park
In two miles, exit left onto I-80 East toward Sacramento
Continue onto I-80 BUS E/US-50 E/Capital City Freeway
(signs for Interstate 80 Business/Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe)     
Take exit 4A for I-5 N toward Redding     
Follow signs for Q St     
Slight right onto Q St     
Turn left onto 10th St
Destination will be on the right

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