The California State Capitol is home to the government of California. The building houses the bicameral state legislature and the office of the governor.A visit to Capitol Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sacramento online journey planner to plot your vacation.
Located in Sacramento, the Neoclassical structure was completed between 1861 and 1874 at the west end of Capitol Park, which is framed by L Street to the north, N Street to the south, 10th Street to the west, and 15th Street to the east. The Capitol and grounds were listed on the office of the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and listed as a California Historical Landmark in 1974, with a re-dedication on January 9, 1982 to commemorate the close of the bicentennial restoration project.
ExteriorThe building is based on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The west facade ends in projecting bays, and a portico projects from the center of the building. At the base of the portico, seven granite archways brace and support the porch above. Eight fluted Corinthian columns line the portico. A cornice supports the pediment above depicting Minerva surrounded by Education, Justice, Industry and Mining.
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Outstanding, unique gardens behind the Capitol Building, emphasizing the unique trees of California, from orange trees, to Redwoods and ferns and flowers. more »
This is a lovely park in the center of the Capital and a good place to sit and relax. Actually an excellent place to take some sandwiches for an outdoor lunch. more »
Beautiful scenery and very clean. Lots of families around. Very nice place to stop and take a walk or have a wedding.
Definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Sacramento. We really enjoyed checking out all of the monuments and memorials. There are many different types of plants and trees, and the grounds are very well kept.
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