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Governor's Mansion

Address: 1526 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916-323-3047
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Ranked #16 of 74 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Built in the late 19th century, this mansion was the official residence of the state's governor...
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Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/day tour
Owner 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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Huntington Beach, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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950 reviews 950 reviews
460 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
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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Cypress, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Historical governor's mansion, tours can be arranged for a nominal fee. Walking distance from Old Town, close to shopping (Macy's) and other local attractions like The Christmas Shoppe.

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Minneapolis, MN
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192 reviews 192 reviews
121 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I can see why the Reagans were the last Governors to live here. While elegant, unique and charming, it was all that when it was built in 1906, before electricity, central AC and modern plumbing. Everything else has been added since, but even at that it's still only a 1950's kitchen. Great place to visit, but you wouldn't want to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It was a wonderful mansion tour that I would highly recommend if you like looking at and learning about beautiful old mansions. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable and it was completely free! You can only see the house if you go on tour, which leave on the hour, every hour during normal business hours.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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389 reviews 389 reviews
106 attraction reviews
378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We arrived in Sacramento Sunday afternoon and checked into our motel with just enough time, we thought, to get the last tour of the Governor's Mansion. It was quite a few blocks from our motel, but since there is only street parking for the mansion, we didn't want to risk not finding a place to park. We were glad we... More 

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Leeds
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Really interesting tour of the mansion. The guides were excellent and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

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West Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was interesting to see that the house was constructed to avoid flooding with nothing spared on details: parquet flooring, marble fireplaces and door knobs and hinges. In addition to all of the changes and improvements that were made over the years, there are things purchased by the various governors who lived there, e.g., a 1950 TV and window AC... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
54 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so go another day and be there earlier rather than later in the day. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide for a tour seeing the extraordinarily luxurious house built by the original owner who made his money in the hardware trade in the late 1800s. Elaborate fittings everywhere, even door hinges and lighting. A predominance of... More 

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Winnipeg Canada
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255 reviews 255 reviews
111 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Phone ahead to get the time for the tour. You can only see the mansion if you are on a tour. The guide was well informative.

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