Public tours are conducted daily, on the hour, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For tour information contact Tour Office: (916) 324-0333. At the State Capitol, the past, present and future of California interact with equal force. The building serves as both a museum and the state s working seat of government. Visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California s rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process. The California State Capitol Museum is home to an extensive collection of important historical California artifacts, artwork, and antique furnishings. Designed in the neoclassical style, the Capitol reflects the Greek and Roman influences of our democracy. Learn about important legislation that has been passed since 1849 and how these laws have helped shape the state, nation and world.