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.