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McHenry Mansion

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Address: 15th & I Streets, Modesto, CA 95354
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Fun place to go on a rainy day

I think the Mansion has a lot to offer for the public. It is quite the gem for Modesto. It depicts life in the 1800 in Modesto and has many, many original baubles for people to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think the Mansion has a lot to offer for the public. It is quite the gem for Modesto. It depicts life in the 1800 in Modesto and has many, many original baubles for people to enjoy.

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Modesto, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has quite a bit of history about Modesto and the foundering families that settled this area. Along with artifacts from days long ago . Cool amount of pictures, and stories about the main group of families and their business they conducted

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

McHenry Mansion is not a hotel, but a trip into the past. Well over a century old, it exemplifies the spirit and style of a bygone era. This was a private home that still has many of the original appointments, indicating a comfortable, well-to-do lifestyle. By modern standards, the style is formal and a bit cold, but it led this... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you arrive you can read about the family in the gift shop, I also knew some from a history book.. The tour guide was a little curt & quick, Took everything a little too personally, Like a librarian does.. I asked her about a room that i did know someone had died in & she got a little upset... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most beautifully restored Victoian mansion that I have ever visited. Inside and out, it is colorful, tastefully done with a history that is a credit to the Central Valley. Knowledgeable docents give informative tours and it's free!!

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Denair
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

/The mansion is decorated as it would have been in its early years. One oil lamp remains - in the entry - used only for hte Christmas Open House. The docents wear period clothing, share history and stories with us. Ladies playing stringed instruments performed Christmas music in the living room. The "family and maid" reenacted a dinner scene. Dessert... More 

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1 Thank 704Traveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Wonderful afternoon tour of a Victorian Mansion, decorated beautifully! And a definite must for people who love history!!!! Everything is authentic to the time periods of 1884 -early 1900s. Tours run around 40 min. Could be longer or shorter depending on your time limit.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

McHenry Mansion is the stately beautiful former home of the McHenry Family. The Gallo Foundation purchased the home and donated it to the City of Modesto. The docents, who give tours daily, are wonderful sources of information. I am fairly certain that each tour is slightly different based on the questions and interests of the guests. It truly is a... More 

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Modesto, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a wonderful home, lovingly restored to it's heyday. Beautiful furnishings. Pride of Modesto, cared for by numerous volunteers who give tours and have lots of information about the house and its original owners, the McHenry family.

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Thank 519alice2016
Modesto, California
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The mchenry mansion is a great jewel in Modesto. The knowledgeable tour guides and the quirky gift shop are awesome attributes to the overall experience? I had a great time visiting with my mom and i will be returning again in the future.

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