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December 1st, 2015 - December 23rd, 2015

Festive music and celebration began at our Capitol as early as December 1869, during its triumphant opening. The halls were festooned with flowers and two musical bands performed. Fourteen years later, amid much fanfare, D.O. Mill’s gift of the statue Columbus at the Court of Spain was officially presented to the State of California as generous holiday gesture.

Past Governors established a tradition of celebrating the winter holidays by adorning the Capitol with garlands and placing decorated trees in their office. This year, thanks to the State Capitol Museum Volunteer Association, Christmas trees and Victorian holiday garland once again adorn the historic offices on the 1st Floor. Take a peek!

Since 1996 the California State Capitol Museum, in association with the Legislature, the Governor’s Office, and the Department of General Services has worked to restore holiday traditions inside the Capitol with daily musical concerts and early twentieth century decorations. In addition, the Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and the lighting of the Menorah on the West Steps brings the festivities outdoors for all to enjoy.

Directions & Parking

The center of California’s government is located in downtown Sacramento, close to several freeways and within walking distance of many hotels and restaurants. The streets in downtown Sacramento are numerical from west to east and alphabetical north to south. Street parking and parking garages are located throughout Sacramento. The Capitol reserves parking directly in front of the Capitol on 10th Street between L and N streets for bus use.

The physical address for the State Capitol is 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, California 95814.

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Parking

Closest Parking Garage

City of Sacramento-Capitol Garage
Daily and hourly charges
10th and L Streets

Metered parking is available on all sides of the Capitol building and surrounding areas. Detailed parking information and rates can be found at the City of Sacramento’s website.

Directions to the Museum


Map by Google Maps

From San Francisco:

  • Follow I-80 East to Sacramento
  • Take the I-5 exit toward Redding
  • Follow signs to Q Street, make slight right onto Q Street
  • Turn left on 10th Street
  • Follow signs to the Capitol which will be on the right

From Los Angeles:

  • Follow I-5 North to Sacramento
  • Take the Q Street exit, make slight right onto Q Street
  • Turn left on 10th Street
  • Follow signs to the Capitol which will be on the right

From Reno, Nevada:

  • Follow I-80 West to Sacramento
  • Take the P Street exit, turning right on P Street
  • Turn right on 10th Street
  • Follow signs to the Capitol which will be on the right

From Redding, California:

  • Follow I-5 South to Sacramento
  • Take the J Street exit and merge onto J Street
  • Turn right on 3rd Street
  • Turn left on N Street
  • Turn left on 10th Street
  • Follow signs to the Capitol which will be on the right

Visit The Museum

California State Capitol Museum
10th and L Streets
State Capitol
Room B-27
1315 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-0333
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Volunteer information

Hours:
Weekdays 8 am - 5 pm
Weekends 9 am - 5 pm
Admission is free
Tours available hourly 9 am - 4 pm
Groups by reservation

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