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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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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 29, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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 316 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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Apple Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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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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