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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

Address: cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, Sacramento, CA
Phone Number: 916 324 0575
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Ranked #9 of 176 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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HOUSTON
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A brief google search of things to see in Sacramento led us to the museum. Our tour was narrated by a lovely elderly woman who knew her stuff. When we walked into the living room I literally gasped - so huge and so beautiful! Definitely recommend it.

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Chico, California
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34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Its worth a stroll through, especially if you are a victorian architecture fan; and its size will impress. Well maintained, though the art on the walls and statuary are a bit underwhelming, though there are a couple california landscapes worth your attention.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Annie was our extraordinary docent on this amazing tour of this amazing structure. (We travel a lot and say she is one of the best we have ever had!) We absolutely loved this house and the history and the lore. Do not miss it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,002 reviews 1,002 reviews
496 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Wow! I am so impressed with this place and happy to have stumbled upon it. The tour was fantastic; Jolene did a wonderful job. The tour is free (a pleasant surprise when I arrived!), and the home has been beautifully restored to its 1872 glory. I highly recommend a visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had gone to see the Governor's mansion but some rooms were closed so we ran all the way to this mansion. We arrived just a few minutes too late for the tour and asked if we could join it. After a little consideration, we were allowed to. Strange as we were, in fact, the only people on this tour!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Although, now this beautiful mansion hosts the visiting dignitaries from foreign nations, it was also used as an orphanage once! We were impressed by the tour. The beautiful architecture, the lavish furnishings and the fine furniture were very captivating! It was good to get a glimpse into the grandeur of Stanford family and inspirational to know how the family dealt... More 

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Fair Oaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Leland Stanford mansion tour is amazing. Do not miss this tour, only downside was we did not get to see more of it. And the tour should of been twice as long. So much to see and so much history.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There is a free guided tour which starts with a movie. The mansion is quite beautiful and the tour was very interesting.. Our guide talked about the Mansion and told stories about the Stanfords and how the house was used through the years. She also told us the current governors can use the mansion to host functions. The tour last... More 

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The history is very interesting, but my favorite part is the beautiful woodwork and craftsmanship that went into creating this historic mansion. A definite must see.

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Butte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I had been to Sacramento several times, but had not made it downtown to tour the Stanford Mansion. I didn't know what I was missing! A beautifully restored mansion in the heart of Sacramento, the Stanford Mansion is worth the hour tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, not only about the family history, but also about the period in which... More 

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