Operating continuously since the day the doors opened in 1869, California State Capitol Museum is where the State of ... More
California State Capitol Museum
Operating continuously since the day the doors opened in 1869, California State Capitol Museum is where the State of California's legislature met. By the late 1970s, the building was declared seismically unsafe and had become an eyesore. The Legislature decided to stay in its traditional home and authorized a massive restoration. Today, from the intricate tile work on the front lobby floor to the lovingly etched filigreed detail in alcoves under the rotunda, the craftsmanship of a bygone era is evident. Docent guided tours are free.
The California Auto Museum displays antique automobiles of all makes and models. Antique mannequins and artifacts enhance this museum's history
of the automobile. Showcasing more than 150 classics, the museum also features dream exhibits which explore society's passion for ...
Located next to Sutter's Fort , California State Indian Museum displays history from the Native American perspective. View intricately woven
baskets, ceremonial dance regalia, sacred objects, headdresses, native instruments and other cultural items used by California's native people. Themes ...
The Governor's mansion, built in 1877, has 14 feet ceilings, crystal chandeliers, ornate moldings, Persian carpets, Italian marble fireplaces and
French mirrors. Many Governors' wives, including Nancy Reagan, have remodeled the home. Among the famous guests who stayed in ...