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Governor's Mansion

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Address: 1526 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916-323-3047
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Built in the late 19th century, this mansion was the official residence of...

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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If you're from California, you have to visit this historic site

It is probably one of the best places in Sacramento to visit to experience the past history of the state of California. Wonderful docents who know ALL the past history of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Claudia A
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior design of this mansion is fun to look at for anyone a fan of architectural history. Many of the furniture are the original. My favorite are the ballrooms and the mini staircases for the servant quarters. The retro kitchen is also very cute. Overall a quaint visit.

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Sacramento
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The tour was nice while it was offered. Governor Brown is moving in soon though, so.no more tours until he leave office or until he decides that the Regan's weren't so crazy for moving out.

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1 Thank Wellsdesigned
Sacramento, California
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It is probably one of the best places in Sacramento to visit to experience the past history of the state of California. Wonderful docents who know ALL the past history of the Governor's Mansion. Personally met Bonnie Hansen, the keeper of the gardens, and she is so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the Mansion grounds. She can answer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Located at 16th and H Strrets, go to the Carriage House to start the tour. Tickets are available here, but reserve online for a specific time. Street parking only, and that is often difficult to find! Tours last about 45 minutes, and leave on the hour. You will see lists of fancy iron work, curved walls, lush curtains and lighting,... More 

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1 Thank etweeden
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

this place is full of interesting old carved wood décor including the staircase. it is fascinating to wander through and think of all the history that took place here!

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1 Thank jnjdougan
Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Not only are the rooms interesting, but we were able to visit some of the rooms currently utilized by the various administrations and offices.

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1 Thank Hattie_Sr
Apple Valley, California
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We would have like to see the inside but it was closed for renovation...another State facility that was closed to the public in what I would say is the peak travel time.

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Minden, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a beautiful building that has maintained much of its original character. It was easy to get around, and people were very helpful and friendly. Surrounded by gorgeous gardens and parks, it is a must-see!

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2 Thank Mary S
Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a historical home of former governors I have visited in the past and it is very interesting. However, on this trip to Sacramento, it was closed for renovations. It is located not far from the State Capitol.

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1 Thank JoeandCheri
West Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

but it was kind of crowded and not well organized. The roads were full of people which was cool, but there just wasn't much room to walk around and see stuff

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