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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 #13 of 92 attractions in Sacramento
Type: Historic Sites
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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've never been on a tour through this mansion where there's been a crowd. Once I was the only person on the tour. People don't seem to think of the Leland Stanford mansion when sight-seeing, but it's worth a look. Mrs. Stanford is the woman behind Stanford University, built in memory of their only son who died young. She has... More

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The docent was devoted to the Stanford Mansion, the family, and its history. She did an excellent job educating the group about the history of the house and making the occupants come alive. It was an hour well spent learning about early Sacramento.

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Westchester (LA), CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This incredible mansion is a work of art and heritage that was wonderful to tour and such a great excursion when in the area of the capitol. Tour is given hourly & open 6 days a week-parked on side str. metered. There is also a great visitor's center with video & audio presentations. The mansion is lovely and not too... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beautiful mansion that takes you back to another era. The restoration that was done is great. A must visit.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I loved the tour! the tour guide had soooo much knowledge!!!! the house is gorgeous even for our days!!! it is free of charge so definitely you must visit it.

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Definitely worth visiting. We went on Museum Day, Due to the number of people, they had docents in each room rather than a guided tour. We will definitely go back for the tour.

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Honomu, Hawaii
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52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The mansion is beautiful and there is some great history. Unfortunately, much of the house was off limits (at least to our tour), but the portions we saw were beautiful and well maintained.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I visited the mansion recently with a group and found the building and most of the grounds to be absolutely stunning. The male docent who led our group, however was a pill. He conducted our tour with an air of superiority and was sarcastic when answering questions. It's worth the time to visit this wonderfully restored building to see the... More

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Lots of people visit Stanford University, but who was the woman who founded it? Why? The Stanford Mansion tells that story beautifully.

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Irvine, CA
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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Free tour of the Stanford Mansion was an excellent way to learn about California history - and about the Stanford Family and their influence on California that is still in existence today. Lovely old mansion that has been lovingly restored. Bring quarters to park on the street!

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