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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

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Address: cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, Sacramento, CA
Phone Number: 916 324 0575
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful Living History

This is historic mansion has an amazing history and is still being used today by our governors for diplomatic entertaining. Our tour guide was a very sweet woman who had worked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Lowell, MI
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Lowell, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is historic mansion has an amazing history and is still being used today by our governors for diplomatic entertaining. Our tour guide was a very sweet woman who had worked in the mansion for decades and had unique, behind-the-scenes stories to share. My two kids, ages nine and eight, loved it and got a free treat at the end.... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is an old historic house nestled between plenty of downtown office buildings. This multi story mansion converted house is often used for diplomats visiting the California capitol. Hours are mostly standard business hours. Staff are mostly helpful with various questions asked throughout the house. No pictures are allowed. This place reminds me of the Winchester mystery house. Lots of... More 

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Coalinga, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My family and I visited the mansion on a Sunday morning. We arrived at 11:05, and the man in the visitor center told us that we could join the tour that had just started, since the next tour wasn't until noon. Our tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable, the mansion beautiful, and we enjoyed it.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a beautiful mansion. It gives you a step back in time to see how the super wealthy lived. This is where the Governor will hold private parties. Well worth the trip.

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Yakima, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

So, we had heard from others about this mansion that was once an orphanage. My husband and I are huge history buffs! We knew we HAD to tour. But we had apparently arrived a little early. The building is supposed to open around 9am but the hours are NOT listed anywhere on the outside of the gate. We waked through... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

For the price of 45 minutes of your time you will be treated to a tour of the fully furnished mansion with a very friendly and knowledgable guide. I was surprised that you were let into almost all of the rooms...not just peering in from a roped doorway. Here is a chance to get a brief glimpse into California history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The place has been fantastic restored and it is a very nice place to visit. you can spend 1 - 2 hrs viewing it. really enjoyed seeing the architecture so well preserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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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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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