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Governor's Mansion

1526 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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Ranked #15 of 92 attractions in Sacramento
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/day tour
Description: Built in the late 19th century, this mansion was the official residence of the state's governor through the late 1960s.
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Westchester (LA), CA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

As a native Californian who had visited the mansion once as a teen, I was enchanted by the beautiful Victorian heritage of this mansion as well as its political history and the powerful 13 governors' families that had lived there 64 years! The 3rd floor ballroom refurbishment was completed in Nov. '13 per the park's guide, and so the tour... More

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Sacramento, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our present Governor meets and eats with people once in awhile and who ever is lucky to be invited can not say enough about this gorgeous house.

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Los Angeles, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
83 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

President Reagan was the last person in the mansion. The person at the gift shop shared a little history with us. This is good place and some great photos ops. Parking is free on Sunday in front of the Mansion! This place is on a one way street. I would consider visiting again if I can get the tour times... More

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Northern California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I love history, government and Victorian houses so this was a no brainer for me. The tour was only $5, which is not much when helping with maintaining history. The house is very lovely. It was great to see a place that housed many important people in California's history. Great tour guide who had lots of info. Definitely recommend.

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Honomu, Hawaii
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

A beautiful mansion. Unfortunately, the decades it served as a Governor's Mansion degraded that beauty and they have maintained that ugly decor to preserve that history. The tour guide was very informative.

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Sacramento, California, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The governor's mansion is a beautiful home with interesting experiences. Kennedy, Teddy Roosevelt, Ike, the Rat Pack, and others have all visited the mansion. The tour guide was witty amd fun. I consider it an OK experience, and I think it was fun. If I was limited on time, I would just as easily skip it. I highly recommend the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went with our 9yr old daughter to the mansion for a tour. We all had a great time and the place is just lovely. My daughter thought the outside reminded her of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland which then made her ask..."is this place haunted?" Well my husband took full advantage of this concern by creeping... More

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We went there last year. We were amazed with the tour!! A very nice building. Very informative! Was amazed by the way the servants moved things up and down for the Governor and his family! Amazed by the furnishings!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Love taking a peek into old world elegance, unlike the crass look of today.. so much to see and so much to learn...

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Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Wow...that was my first expression when I came in. A must visit when you're in Sacramento. The admission just $ 5/ adult. It's free for children 5 and under. There's a guided tour every hour. We can't come inside by ourselves. The tour only takes 45 minutes. Lucky us, because we're the first group that can see the third floor,... More

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