California State Capitol

The California State Capitol Building was completed in 1874 and cost $2.4 million to complete. It is home to the state’s governor as well as the branches of the state government.

Did you know?

  • Richard Nixon, our 37th President, is the only native Californian to ever be elected to the White House.
  • The large bronze state seal located in front of the west entrance was made by inmates at nearby San Quentin State prison.


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Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.