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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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worthwhile stop - open because of taxpayer funding!!

I wasn't planning on visiting this place. I happened to park across the street from it and since my trip to the Crocker museum didn't take as long as anticipated, I came back for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Whitehorse, Canada
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Whitehorse, Canada
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286 reviews 286 reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I wasn't planning on visiting this place. I happened to park across the street from it and since my trip to the Crocker museum didn't take as long as anticipated, I came back for the hourly tour. The house itself has been extensively renovated but there are still some authentic touches. The decoration is very period and museum quality, even... More 

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Templeton, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were the only two people visiting the house at the time that we went (Mon. @3pm), but the tour guide happily gave us a private tour. She was so nice and well informed and told us lots of interesting info about the house, furnishings and the various occupants over the years. She really went out of her way to... More 

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

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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308 reviews 308 reviews
68 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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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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