California State Capitol Museum
For more in-depth information on the state of California in regards to history and lawmaking be sure to save time for this stop, the California State Capitol Museum. Located within the home of the California State Legislature since 1869, this museum will provide your group with the unique opportunity to see both the history of California during its monumental development as a statehood, and the present going on's within its current lawmaking process.
Explore the history of California through various exhibits, artifacts, and artwork, two of the most popular pieces inside being the murals depicting the origin of the state of California and life in the state in 1914. A guided tour of the building will show you historic restored offices, legislative chambers, and artwork, the entire tour also providing information on the building’s architecture and design itself. An additional tour of State Capitol Park is also available, the 40-acre space outside highlighting various world plantings within the World Peace Rose Garden, as well as iconic memorials and monuments scattered about the grounds. After your tour mosey down to the lower level onsite theater to see an interpretive film over California’s statehood.
*Note that the tours are given on the hour every hour and meet in the lower level of the building, room B-27. Groups of 9 or more need to make reservations in advance, which is something we will handle for your group well before your visit.