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Address: 15th & I Streets, Modesto, CA 95354
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Intesting and historical find

Came across this at the least minute and glad we did. The volunteers who gave the free tours were very interested in showing you the renovated mansion. Great historical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Troy, Michigan
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Troy, Michigan
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across this at the least minute and glad we did. The volunteers who gave the free tours were very interested in showing you the renovated mansion. Great historical information around this mansion. Definitely glad we found this treasure.

Thank VickiA206
Modesto, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous old mansion with fascinating history! Be sure to make it a must to do over the Christmas season. The mansion and the docents are all decorated for the season!

Thank Sue C
Kennewick, Washington
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful old mansion in California history. How great it is to see an old mansion restored to the way it was. It is well worth the time spent. It costs nothing but you will be enriched with life the way it was before the streets were paved. If you are there the night before the tour take some... More 

Thank Ed258536
Modesto, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were escorted on a tour of the mansion by a very knowledgeable docent. The tour is worth it just for the historical background provided. The mansion itself is in a constant state of upgrade as funding becomes available, and hearing its own history is also very interesting. We'd recommend this tour to anyone and especially those... More 

Thank DanGalt
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Interesting place. The kids loved it. We went as a little tread for the kids and they enjoyed it a lot. We got some history and fun in one trip.

Thank Sarah J
Oakland, California
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

McHenry Mansion is a charming Victorian home that's been well maintained and comes with an interesting history. We visited during the Christmas holiday so it was beautifully decorated. Modesto doesn't have much else in regards to historical landmarks so definitely put this on your list should you find yourself in the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I enjoyed going through this beautiful old house but most of the furniture are reproductions and not the original. Other then that, it was amazing to see how the people lived in the 1800's

Thank bcallinv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A historical landmark. You can take a tour and learn about the people who once lived there. It's also available for rent for special occasions. There's also a Visitor Center / Gift Store located next to the mansion. Many unique items available!

Thank EvelynT221
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The McHenry Mansion is a definite must-see when you are visiting Modesto. It is free to visit but you have to be accompanied by a Docent who will give you a guided tour. Our Docent Elizabeth was wonderful, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the family and building's history. The Mansion is beautiful, inside and out and the history of the... More 

Thank Amanda M
San Francisco, California
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Absolutely an excellent stop in Modesto, just make sure that you don't set your GPS to McHenry House. The tours are free and the interior breathtaking. All is restored to the original state. Highly recommended. The gift shop actually sells very practical items, such as beautiful ceramic tea kettles, for a very reasonable price.

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