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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

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Address: cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, Sacramento, California, Sacramento, CA
Phone Number: 19163240575
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A Must See That's Free

I traveled to our beautiful capital and had a few days to explore. I came across the tour of this mansion and was pleasantly surprised at the history,beauty, and the overall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
TanyaRussell_13
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Palmdale, California
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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I traveled to our beautiful capital and had a few days to explore. I came across the tour of this mansion and was pleasantly surprised at the history,beauty, and the overall awesomeness of this place. Some of the original furnishings remain in this home, the docents are knowledgeable and entertaining. Parking may be a little difficult but worth driving around... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting story of the life of Leland Standford. The home tour was great and the grounds were beautifully landscaped. Don't miss this.

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Fort Bragg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an interesting tour of California history. Our guide, Bonnie, took us around the Standford mansion and revealed many interesting facts and stories throughout the house. This house is a fascinating historic monument and well worth the tour. The mansion is gorgeous and full of California history. Don't miss this tour!

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Temecula, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Arrived very early for our tour to be sure we could find parking. The docent kindly offered to show a video that is not a normal part of the presentation while we waited. It and the other films were great. I'm not a history type, nor an architecture buff, but I thoroughly enjoyed this visit. My retired History teacher wife... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Our guide was simply brilliant - so informative and entertaining. It was quite a revelation seeing how the very wealthy lived while most of Sacramento consisted of wooden shacks!

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California Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Hubby found this mansion while I was attending my conference. We returned on the Friday that my conferenced finished early. They have hourly tours led by a docent. The docent was so informative. It was a really informative tour. Lots of inside information about the family. I really enjoyed it, it was free, and a great opportunity. BTW: It was... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I just dropped in here to kill an hour, and what a treat. A personable and very informed professional guide who was not only full of information about the building, but the city and general knowledge too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Stanford, of course, is noteworthy as a politician, a railroad president and founder of a great university. This free museum gives a glimpse of Stanford's political career, and of the lavish Victorian buildings and furnishings of the time.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the Stanford Mansion. We decided to go at the last minute and it turned out to be a great idea. The tour guide was knowledgeable and kind, and she made the experience interesting and worthwhile!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Excellent piece of history close to the Capitol and park , excellent guided tour (and it's free) the home of one of the important men in the history of Sacramento very well restored by the state.

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