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“Christmas in the Mansion” 5 of 5 stars
Review of McHenry Mansion

McHenry Mansion
15th & I Streets, Modesto, CA 95354
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Modesto
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Modesto, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Christmas in the Mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The Mansion is the best location for transporting yourself and kids to the past. Beautifully maintained and still open. Amazing.

Visited December 2012
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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Worth it if you are in the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

It's a lovely Victorian mansion with attention to period details. (They are still finishing restoration after a fire.) It is one of the few historical sites to visit in Modesto. Unless you are really into Victorian mansions I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it, but it is pleasant if you happen to be in Modesto.

Admission is free, tour is guided, hours are limited.

The gift shop is particularly nice. The volunteers are very friendly.

Visited December 2012
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Modesto, California
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“Back in time visiting mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I especially enjoyed the gift shop with memorabilia. I remember mainly the tall ceilings and long drapes. Reminds me of the John Muir house in Martinez. I prefer to walk alone; guides are gracious and knowledgabale. hours are not so convenient.

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Portland, Oregon
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“Another beautiful mansion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We didn't get to go inside and there were workers repainting the outside, but it was nice to learn a little bit about Modesto's history.

Visited August 2012
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Modesto, California, United States
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“Historic house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I like old houses. I like the feel of those who have lived there. The docents are very knowledgeable and helpful. The museum store carries a wide variety of memorabelia and unique items. Have attended several dinner table decoration fund raisers. I love the photos of old Modesto.

Visited December 2011
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