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Dunsmuir House

Address: 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94605
Phone Number: 510-615-5555
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Ranked #18 of 48 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A prime example of Victorian taste and wealth.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: A prime example of Victorian taste and wealth.

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English first
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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San Francisco, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The Dunsmuir House is a wonderful place to visit. The grounds are beautiful...great place to have a wedding. I especially like going to tea at Christmas. I have toured the house many times and always manage to see something new. Most people are surprised to find such a beautiful place in Oakland.

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Concord, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Working on Christmas decor was one of Mom's favorite projects

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Lafayette, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

This is such a beautiful place! I visited it many times, and my friend's daughter was married outside, with a reception inside. The building is beautiful, and the story about the people who lived there is so sad. I also went to a historic home in Victoria, B.C. and I believe the families of both homes are connected somehow. Great... More 

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Fremont, California
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1,111 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2005

Dunsmuir House is an interesting estate home with many buildings, estate home, and barn areas to explore on a pretty property. Its a nice way to spend a few hours any time of year. In particular in December, this house becomes a must see for anyone who enjoys seeing well decorated holiday homes. The home is beautifully decorated - each... More 

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