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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, Sacramento, CA
916 324 0575
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Ranked #10 of 98 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy history and historic mansions this is the tour for you. The docent was very good and it is FREE! You may want to read up on Leland Stanford before going to the museum because he was involved in many things including the transcontinental railroad. He had a major impact on Sacramento, and of course the Stanford University... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We loved this tour. Stanford history is really interesting, we would do this tour again. Our tour guide was fantastic and knew everything about the Mansion and it's history. Tour was free when we went, but it was so good we left a donation. Allow about 1 1/2 since it may run over a bit. Tour groups are smaller (about... More

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a must for history buffs and those who enjoy grand old mansions. Leland Stanford played such a large role in California history and his home is truly magnificent, inside and outside. Free tours by excellent docents. Recommended for lovers of history and historic homes.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Took a tour of this mansion. The guide was full of knowledge and the history of this place was incredible. The details and history made there was well worth the trip. Parking is a pain but this tour more then makes up for it. And although you have to pay to park the tour is free.

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Central Coast California
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36 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

As I was returning from Yuba City I decided to take a slight detour thru Sacramento. I was looking up things to do and I would be passing thru just as the Mansion would be having the first tour of the day. (We used the metered parking on the street. I believe the tour is about 90 minutes and the... More

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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Mansion is beautifully restored and you get to see the opulence of the rooms and see how the rich lived at the end of the 1800s. Easy parking and free tour!

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Cumberland, Maryland
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26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This mansion tour was great. Stanford was a governor in 1861 and went on to other political appointments in California. His home is restored by the state of California (they own it now) and it is so worth an hour tour, if you like old mansions and interesting history. Across the street from the Sacrament Library.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I happened on a ongoing walking tour of the Leland Stanford Historic Mansion that also serves as a Governor's Office for the Governor of California. A stately mansion that was added from time to time to grow larger and ever more spacious for the various artifacts accumulated by the family, the Mansion was originally bought by Leland Stanford (of Stanford... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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125 reviews 125 reviews
31 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Union Pacific baron and one-time California governor Leland Stanford left his mark on this Italianate villa, an easy walk from the California state capitol. The home is still in use by the state's executive branch (ex-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was said to prefer it for functions to the governor's mansion), but when the chief executive is not entertaining visiting dignitaries, it's... More

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San Francisco, California
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Not too far a walk from the Capitol is the Stanford Mansion. One of the govs of California. It's an Italiante style building. The Visitor Center is your first stop. There's a display with lots of videos you can watch before your tour. Initially, the guide (who manned the front desk) wasn't too friendly but during the tour, he would... More

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