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

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Historic

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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2,451 reviews 2,451 reviews
1,518 attraction reviews
1,411 helpful votes 1,411 helpful votes
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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Concord
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142 reviews 142 reviews
52 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Well done, with period furnishings. Many special events, and the Winter Holiday special decorations are beautiful.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We attended the Art Deco Society of California's Gatsby Summer Afternoon at the estate and it was a delightful event. There were enough shade trees to stay comfortable even in Indian Summer! The house tour was even more enjoyable because the docent had stories about being a girl in the house. The bathroom facilities are spacious and wonderful! Plenty of... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Dunsmuir House itself is pretty interesting, but I feel frustrated when I tour houses and can't touch things. To make up for that though, the grounds are amazing. Not many people go here, so if you're looking for a lot of people free space this is a good place to go. There is a duck pond and a little... More 

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Hayward, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Have been here more than once. We have found it a very interesting place to visit. Good local history.

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piedmont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This formerly private property is well suited for indoor and outdoor events. It has a small mansion for intimate parties. The Pavilion is beautiful for weddings, too. The large mansion is decorated for the Christmas season. The Carriage House could also be used for parties. The meadows and small lake are well kept and can be used for hayrides. Parking... More 

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Oakland, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lovely gardens and historic house in this wonderful setting for a wedding. Parking can be a problem and handicap access is minimal.

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Oakland, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Now owned by the parks services, this Old Gal has a story to tell. The lovely volunteers went all out to decorate this 1895 charmer for its Christmas self-guided tours. Originally on oodles of acres and still a giant gem tucked behind the Oakland Zoo, it's definitely worth the visit. Walk or ride the tram to the stables.

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