The Beginnings Of California’s Capitol At The State Museum

As both the “State’s Working Seat of the Government” and a museum, there is plenty to do when you visit the State Capitol Museum in Sacramento. Upon arriving at the State, Capitol visitors will notice the fantastic architectural design that was inspired by Greek and Roman features. Greek and Roman-inspired building was a prevalent style for many of the government buildings around the US. This massive structure is separated into two wings where the Senate and the Assembly come to meet.Interesting fact about the State Capitol building, when it was constructed in 1874, it’s build cost nearly 2.5 million dollars. While that doesn’t seem like a whole lot now, it equates to almost 46 million in today’s currency. Everything about this structure screams magnificent.

State Capitol Museum in SacramentoWhen visiting the Capitol and exploring each wing, you shouldn’t forget to visit the luscious garden set on 40 acres of land. Capitol Park features some of the most beautiful plants, flowers, and shrubbery that is hard to compete with. There are tours available throughout the day for smaller groups and individuals to the Capitol building. Visitors will be able to explore and witness the inside of the Capitol building looks like, and learn about its history and the history of the government of California. It is an exciting way to spend the day, with historical points throughout both the east and west wing. There are special exhibits that shouldn’t be missed on each side. The West Wing features artwork and murals dating from 1870-1910. The East Wing features newer paintings and murals from 1920-1950. 50 pieces are permanent to the collection and over a 100 that are on loan. With so much to see, trying to fit everything in, in just one day might be a challenge. There are also statues to see that date back to when the building was initially built, and a flag collection that is truly impressive. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend a day learning about the State Capitol, at the State Capitol Museum in Sacramento.


See directions here:

California State Capitol Museum
1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

Get on CA-99 S/I-305 E/I-80BL E/US-50 E from 9th St
6 min (1.6 mi)

Head north on Capitol Mall toward Capitol Mall
394 ft

Turn right to stay on Capitol Mall
115 ft

Turn left onto 9th St
0.9 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto X St
0.3 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to take the I-80 BUS E/US-50 E/Reno/Placerville/Fresno/CA-99 S ramp
0.3 mi

Follow US-50 E to Howe Ave. Take exit 9 from US-50 E
5 min (4.7 mi)

Merge onto CA-99 S/I-305 E/I-80BL E/US-50 E
0.5 mi

Continue onto US-50 E
3.8 mi

Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 9 for Howe Ave toward Power Inn Rd
0.4 mi

Continue on Howe Ave to your destination in Arden-Arcade
6 min (2.1 mi)

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Howe Ave
1.5 mi

Turn right onto University Ave
0.2 mi

Use the right lane to turn right onto Fair Oaks Blvd
0.3 mi

Turn right onto Fairgate Rd
49 ft

Turn right
210 ft

Turn left (!Destination will be on the right)
259 ft

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