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“Oasis” 5 of 5 stars
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Dunsmuir House
2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94605
510-615-5555
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Ranked #21 of 56 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: A prime example of Victorian taste and wealth.
piedmont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This formerly private property is well suited for indoor and outdoor events. It has a small mansion for intimate parties. The Pavilion is beautiful for weddings, too. The large mansion is decorated for the Christmas season. The Carriage House could also be used for parties. The meadows and small lake are well kept and can be used for hayrides. Parking is somewhat limited.

Visited August 2012
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Oakland, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Wedding at Dunsmuir House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lovely gardens and historic house in this wonderful setting for a wedding. Parking can be a problem and handicap access is minimal.

Visited April 2013
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Oakland, California
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“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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