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“Faded Glamour But Still Trying” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dunsmuir House

Dunsmuir House
2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94605
510-615-5555
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Ranked #28 of 116 things to do in Oakland
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Owner description: A prime example of Victorian taste and wealth.
Oakland, California
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Faded Glamour But Still Trying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Now owned by the parks services, this Old Gal has a story to tell. The lovely volunteers went all out to decorate this 1895 charmer for its Christmas self-guided tours. Originally on oodles of acres and still a giant gem tucked behind the Oakland Zoo, it's definitely worth the visit. Walk or ride the tram to the stables.

Visited December 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Beautiful Estate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The Dunsmuir House is a wonderful place to visit. The grounds are beautiful...great place to have a wedding. I especially like going to tea at Christmas. I have toured the house many times and always manage to see something new. Most people are surprised to find such a beautiful place in Oakland.

Visited July 2012
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Concord, California
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“Daughter of Volunteer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Working on Christmas decor was one of Mom's favorite projects

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

This is such a beautiful place! I visited it many times, and my friend's daughter was married outside, with a reception inside. The building is beautiful, and the story about the people who lived there is so sad. I also went to a historic home in Victoria, B.C. and I believe the families of both homes are connected somehow. Great piece of local history!

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Fremont, California
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“Nice estate to visit - especially at Christmas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2005

Dunsmuir House is an interesting estate home with many buildings, estate home, and barn areas to explore on a pretty property. Its a nice way to spend a few hours any time of year. In particular in December, this house becomes a must see for anyone who enjoys seeing well decorated holiday homes. The home is beautifully decorated - each room with a unique holiday theme - and the large tree (2 stories tall) is a must see. There are other holiday doings on the property such as carolers walking around singing. In addition - if you are lucky enough to make a reservation soon enough - sometimes they sell out quickly -they also have a very nice Christmas tea.

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