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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 #8 of 73 Attractions 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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Huntington Beach, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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460 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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43 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Northern California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There is a lot of love, care, and contributions put into this place to make it outstanding! It actually has a working office for the governor and they also host important functions for the State. Amazing to see original furniture and so much of the home was saved from being stripped over time. The mansion is a great focal point... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The tour starts with a talk that demonstrates very effectively how the house looked originally, how it was expanded and how it was even raised in level. The result of all these changes was the magnificent mansion that you are then taken round. Although the original house was not built by Leland Stanford, he was responsible extending and raising it,... More 

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