Visit the Museum

Everything to help you plan your trip to the Capitol Museum

Hours

Tours

Accessibility

Amenities

Prohibited Items

Directions & Parking

Hours of Operation

The Capitol is open in limited capacity.

  • Weekends – CLOSED
  • Weekdays – 9am – 5pm
  • Note: Visitors must wear masks and enter through the North doors only. There are no tours being given, and the museum rooms are closed until further notice. The Capitol Park remains open daily. 

    Tours

    The Capitol Museum is not giving tours yet. Enjoy one of our K-12 Interactive Virtual Tours or a Self-Guided Virtual Tour – FREE!

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    K-12 FREE Interactive Tours

    We offer FREE interactive virtual field trips for K-12 students through our PORTS program. Stay connected to our state’s natural, cultural, and historical resources.

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    Self Guided 360° Virtual Tours

    We are providing FREE access to our online virtual tours.  View rooms in 360 degrees and interact with objects in the rooms!

    Accessibility

    The California State Capitol Museum has many accommodations for those with disabilities, so everyone can enjoy their trip to the museum.

    Wheelchair Access

    The North (L Street) and South (N Street) Annex entrances have wheelchair ramps just inside the entrance. Sidewalks leading to the Capitol are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs can be checked out for use in the building at the Capitol.

    Assistive Listening Devices

    Assistive listening devices are available at the Capitol Museum’s Tour Office.

    Restrooms

    Restrooms are located in the north/south hallway on the first floor annex, on either side of the rotunda in the historic side of the building, and in additional areas on the various floors of the annex. Bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

    Elevators

    Elevators are available throughout the Capitol. In the Annex, elevators can be found across from the Governor’s Office. In the historic part of the Capitol, the elevators are located on either side of the rotunda.

    Amenities

    Food Service

    The Capitol Museum hosts cafeteria-style restaurants which are located in the basement and on the sixth floor from Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm, and are closed on weekends.

    Statehouse Coffee Shop

    The Statehouse Coffee Shop is in the museum basement, which is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 4 pm, and is closed on weekends.

    Capitol Books and Gifts

    Unique gifts and items related to California and the State Capitol, located in the basement. Shop online daily at https://ddso.org/capitolbooksandgifts.

    Restrooms

    Restrooms are located in the north/south hallway on the first floor annex, on either side of the rotunda in the historic side of the building, and in additional areas on the various floors of the annex. Bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

    Basement Theater

    The Basement Theater is currently closed for renovations.

    ATMs and Vending Machines

    ATMs and vending machines are open during operating hours, and are located in the basement next to the cafeteria seating area.

    REMINDER!

    The State Capitol museum, building and grounds are part of a working government facility and under the jurisdiction of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). As such, security measures are in place to protect state officials, employees, and visitors alike.

    Visitors entering the Capitol building will subject to security-control measures and checks which include, but are not limited to:

    •  Passing through a metal detector
    •  X-ray and visual examination of all packages

    Prohibited Items

    The safety of both our visitors and staff is our top priority.

    The following prohibited items applies to all public visitors, staff-led and member-led tours.

    Electronic Devices

    Phones, cameras and video recorders are allowed in the Capitol, but not in the gallery. Flash photography is not allowed. Medical devices are permitted.

    Unsafe Items

    The following are NOT allowed: guns, toy guns, ammunition, fireworks, knives, mace and pepper spray, razors and box cutters, any pointed object (not including pens and pencils) or any other sort of weaponized item. Bags exceeding lengths of 14 inches wide x 13 inches high x 4 inches deep are not allowed.

    Food and Beverages

    Outside food and beverages of any kind, including bottles and cans are not allowed. Food or drinks purchased in the museum must be consumed only in their designated areas.

    Personal Prohibitions

    Pets are not allowed unless they are for Guide or Assistance. Drugs, narcotics, and non-aerosol sprays are not allowed unless they are for a medical prescription. Strollers are only prohibited in the gallery.

    Directions & Parking

    The Capitol is located at 1315 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95814. Get Directions

    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 nearest parking garage is the City of Sacramento-Capitol Garage on 10th and L Street.  Metered parking is available on all sides of the Capitol building and surrounding areas.  The Capitol reserves parking directly in front of the Capitol on 10th Street between L and N streets for bus use.

    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.