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California State Capitol

The State Capitol serves both as the state’s working seat of government and as a living museum. It's the site of CSPF’s Annual Park Advocacy Day, when advocates go to the state Capitol to lobby to protect our state parks.

Photo Credit: Adonis Villanueva

California State Capitol

Getting There

The park is located downtown Sacramento at 10th and L Streets. The ADA accessible entrance is on 11th and L Streets.

Things to Do

March is a great time of year in Sacramento—after the chilly winter tule fog and before the heat starts rising—to simply put on a nice pair of walking shoes and explore! Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is about 15 blocks away from the Capitol.

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Where to Stay

Some area hotels include:

Trip Tips/Things to See

The grounds of Capitol Park, taking in some 40 acres over 12 city blocksm, are home to many fascinating memorials. Take a stroll and seek them out:

  • A Civil War Memorial Grove planted in 1897 with saplings (now huge trees) from famous Civil War battlefields.
  • A life-sized statue of Father Junípero Serra, a Roman Catholic missionary sent by Spain to help colonize California.
  • The California Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
  • The California Veterans Memorial.

Inside the Capitol, you have to visit the California State Capitol Museum. It has fantastic displays, and it hosts many events and traveling exhibits.

Nearby parks include

  • Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
  • Old Sacramento State Historic Park
  • Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park
  • Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
  • State Indian Museum
  • California Indian Heritage Center State Park

More Resources

Department of Parks and Recreation: Official Park Webpage

More Fun Ideas at: Weekend Sherpa



California State Parks Foundation

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