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McHenry Mansion

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Address: 15th & I Streets, Modesto, CA 95354

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Beautiful Victorian

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kathy B
Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!!

Thank Kathy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

/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 

Thank 704Traveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Nancy A
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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 

Thank relique2005
Modesto, California
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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.

Thank 519alice2016
Modesto, California
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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.

Thank MsKiesha
Modesto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I lived in Modesto several years before I visited this lovely historical mansion but now I go often! The tour has changed over the years and currently the protocol is to visit the gift shop first where you are shown a short film about the McHenry family. Then a well informed docent will lead you on a tour through the... More 

Thank Teaqueen
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Modesto in California is a "modest" sized city with a population of about 2,00,000. The McHenry Mansion, which was just adjacent to our hotel, is an elegant mansion in Modesto and very much a part of local history. The mansion has been very well maintained and there is no entry fee - it is free!

Thank Traveler-O-World
Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We dropped by this museum one day when we'd arrived too early for another appointment. What a surprise. Beautifully done. We were surprised to find a docent in the lower floor in WWII dress handing out brochures. Very informative. It ws all so interesting we almost missed our appointment.

Thank Kathleen O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

We visit every year in December. It is absolutely beautiful. The Christmas Spirit is alive and well at the mchenry mansion. It's a little much for very small children, but they do try to accommodate everyone.

Thank Barbara B

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