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McHenry Mansion

Address: 15th & I Streets, Modesto, CA 95354
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Modesto
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Modesto, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

McHenry Mansion is beautiful. It's interesting to tour the whole mansion and learn about it's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

The staff is so polite and helpful! Both times we came here, the ladies (tour guides) were very informative. The house isnt huge but it was a very pleasant tour... i loved all the decor around the home and the different era's they represented. I would definitely recommend a visit here if youre in the Modesto area. I cant wait... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We saw the movie at the visitor's center and took the tour. Beautiful mansion. The wallpaper is fantastic. Then we had the opportunity to attend a family event at the mansion. The staff was great.

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San Francisco
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138 reviews 138 reviews
48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lovely visitor center/gift shop. Personalized tour of the mansion with such a fascinating history of the McHenry family and the establishment of Modesto. Very worth seeing.

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Modesto, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great exhibits for adults and the kids. There several good places to eat within walking distant of the Mansion

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Modesto, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The McHenry Mansion is a beautiful place with an interesting past. The tour guide was excellent and very informative, as she explained the details of the mansion's beautiful interior and exterior, as well as its history. This place is one of very few historical gems remaining in the Modesto area.

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Modesto, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Amazing piece of local history! Just took my third grade students on a field trip tour. So much to see inside the mansion! Tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and so nice! Great for a guided tour or just to wander around and look through at your own pace. Beautiful place to visit!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our docent ,M.B. , surely loves this town and all the interesting history that goes with it. Please don't miss this tour while you are in Modesto. Before touring the house there is a short, but informative, film on the McHenry family. There is a lot to see in the mansion and the family history and building of Modesto is... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My aunt, husband and I visited this mansion on a Sunday and had a wonderful tour with an extremely knowledgeable docent. We watched a film prior to our tour and it was a wonderful overview of the history of the mansion, the family and the times. The mansion was owned by Robert McHenry who was really not who he said... More 

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high springs fl
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This tour was a very interesting blast from the past history of the McHenry Mansion.The tour guide was very in tune with the events of this era, plus she added some other insights to its history as well. The intro to its beginning was shown in a short movie- to enhance its the mansion flavor, before the actual tour began.The... More 

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