Ask Government George
Ask Government George
Ask Government George


Dear Government George,

How can I take a tour of the California State Capitol building in Sacramento?

— Billy McGill, Sherman Oaks


Well Billy, spring is a lovely time of year to visit Sacramento.  I just got back from the California Democratic Convention there, and I have very happy memories of an inspiring trip to the Capitol I took as a schoolboy.

The website of the Capitol State Museum provides the following information about tours:

Hours are Weekdays: 8 – 5; Weekends: 9 – 5 and admission is free.  The building is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For School and Group Tours (10 – 35 people): Free guided school and group tours are by reservation only for groups from 10 to 35 persons. They recommend a ratio of ten students to one adult chaperone.

Contact ReserveAmerica for your reservation at (866) 240-4655.

For additional school or group tour information, educational materials, and group rules contact Tour Office (916) 324-0333.

Public Tours: Public tours are conducted daily, on the hour, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For tour information contact Tour Office (916) 324-0333.

Films are shown daily in the Basement Theater from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Admission is free.

The California State Capitol is located at 10th and L Streets, Sacramento, CA 95814.

By daryl

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