Sacramento and the Gold Country Sights



Capitol Review

The lacy plasterwork of the Capitol's 120-foot-high rotunda has the complexity and colors of a Fabergé egg. Underneath the gilded dome are marble floors, glittering chandeliers, monumental staircases, reproductions of century-old state offices, and legislative chambers decorated in the style of the 1890s (the Capitol was built in 1869). Guides conduct tours of the building and the 40-acre Capitol Park, which contains a rose garden, an impressive display of camellias (Sacramento's city flower), and the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The photogenic front of the building is best captured in late-afternoon light.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Capitol Mall and 10th St., Downtown, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Map It
  • Phone: 916/324–0333
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 9–5; tours hourly 10–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Sacramento
Updated: 05-21-2013

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