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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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Activities: Group tours/day tour, Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Breathtaking building

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Mary S
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Minden, Nebraska
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Minden, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Redding, California
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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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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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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Sacramento, California, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a Victorian that served as the Mansion until Governor Reagan - it is a beautiful building and the tour is very informative. The current governor studied for the State Bar in the attic.

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Goleta, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited the old California Governor's Mansion by chance and ended up really enjoying ourselves. This was the historic home of California Governors and is no longer lived in. It is now a Museum and tourist attraction. There is much to admire here with beautiful wood and furnishings throughout the huge home. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us... More 

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Governor's Mansion is a walk back in time and California history. The guided tours can be fun or irritating depending on your guide. But no matter what it great viewing. I like to go in Dec. because it is decorated for Christmas .

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Sacramento
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The house is closed for repair and renovation. Check to see when it will be open again. They plan to open the third floor for the first time. Our current governor Brown lived there while his father was govenor (he was off at school mostly), The Regans were the last family to live there as they didn't feel it was... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very good place to visit see the home of former California governors. Up to Mr. Regan. Like the way it is all restored to its original conditions.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

So disappointing to find the Governor's Mansion closed for renovation during our entire stay. Guess there is another trip to Sacramento in my future.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Looking forward to going back again when it's open! I asked at an associated museum, and they said it'll be closed for a year if not more (reno started in Jan 2015).

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