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Dunsmuir House

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Address: 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94605
Phone Number: 510-615-5555
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A prime example of Victorian taste and wealth.

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December Tours are a Special Treat

This was my first visit to the Dunsmuir-Hellman House. Weekend tours are offered in December. Every room in this 3 story estate is decorated for Christmas. When we entered we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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Los Osos, California
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Los Osos, California
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149 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This was my first visit to the Dunsmuir-Hellman House. Weekend tours are offered in December. Every room in this 3 story estate is decorated for Christmas. When we entered we were greeted by docents and a stunning 30 foot decorated tree. Prior to the self guided home tour we attended high tea on the grounds in a home built in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Absolutely a must during the Christmas season! All decked out with holiday cheer, it is a delight for both adults and children.

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Ripon, California
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My sisters and I wanted to celebrate a birthday at the Dunsmuir House. Though we were highly impressed with the actual house, the horse and buggy ride, and the gardens we were insulted by the High Tea. We have been celebrating birthdays throughout Central California with a High Tea and found this place wanting in the following areas: No choice... More 

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Alameda, California
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102 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

do not miss the pumpkin patch at this lovely villa with wonderful gardens. If you lucky there may be a fest going on, we did and had a great time, don't forget the gift shop

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Oakland, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

History at its best walk in yesterday. You may rent for events. Lake Merritt is the back yard which makes for pretty view.

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Thank Rosa B
SF, California
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1,351 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The mansion makes for a beautiful setting for a wedding and the grounds are really nice for a stroll or picnic.

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Thank seafare74
Alta Loma, California
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We went for the annual Easter egg hunt! We also took a brief tour and visited the gift shop! A must visit.

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Thank CaliDiva4real
Oakland, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Can be warm and if crowded warm isn't super fun There are few places to sit, but a nice historic location. I don't recommend the Easter egg hunt here!!! Too many kids (hundreds).

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Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You have to visit to see what I mean. This is a great place for an afternoon stroll, a little meditation or just to sit and eat your lunch. Historic charm and a hidden gem. Looking to plan a private party or wedding, don't skip over this place. Private, gorgeous and glorious!

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have enjoyed a number of visits to Dunsmuir House; the latest being in April. We have toured the house. They do a number of events here. Our favorite is the Christmas events and one year when they offered it we loved going to the Christmas tea there. We usually look at their web site to see what events are... More 

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