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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 #12 of 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
30 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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E. St. Louie
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is really a neat guided tour of an amazing mansion. Free admission but I don't know if it's because a Sunday? The guide (tour every hour, on the hour) was really amazing and very knowledgeable. You need to take the tour to apprciate the house and to marvel at how rich Stanford was.

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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You just have to visit here- a guided tour to see part of the Sacramento of old. A 19th century house, much altered over the years but exquisitely and carefully explained by a passionate guide. Amazingly the house is almost fully furnished with the original furnishings of the Stanfords and where necessary with modern equivalents. Magnificently restored. Memorable visit both... More

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Orlando, Florida
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306 reviews 306 reviews
154 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The free visitor center contains interpretive displays and videos. The state website was unclear as to the admission price for the tour, but it is free (unless they lose their state funding, which means the $5 per person fee will be reinstated). The tour was informative and interesting. You are able to view designated floors and areas, some of which... More

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