The California State Capitol is home to the government of California. The building houses the bicameral state legislature and the office of the governor.
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. A visit to Capitol Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sacramento online journey planner to plot your vacation.
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Capital park sits to the rear of the California state capital building. Really nice park land area …currently undergoing some upgrades and Maintaince.
Capital park sits to the rear of the California state capital building. Really nice park land area …currently undergoing some upgrades and Maintaince. more »
Outstanding, unique gardens behind the Capitol Building, emphasizing the unique trees of California, from orange trees, to Redwoods and ferns and flowers.
Outstanding, unique gardens behind the Capitol Building, emphasizing the unique trees of California, from orange trees, to Redwoods and ferns and flowers. more »
Beautiful place and well maintained. There are many electronic scooters like Bird around so you can easily travel from one side of the park to the other. I highly recommend vising California's beautiful capitol park!
This is a beautiful park surrounding the state capital, with every tree native to the state. I often go to the Vietnam war memorial whenever I feel the need to gain some perspective and think about my direction in life. It's tragic that, based on what is written in memoriam, the conflict punched hole in a generation of Americans, all between 18 and 22 years of age. There's also an engraved copy of the original Constitution and Declaration of Independence there, which I often reread. And finally, before I depart, I stand attention to the flag of the United States of America.
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