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Address: 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland, CA 94605-5320
Phone Number: 510-615-5555
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A prime example of Victorian taste and wealth.

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Lovely house and surroundings, good for those who like old houses and the stuff that fills them

Taking a tour of the house gives an up close look at how wealthy people lived in the old days. If you or your kids have never seen an historic house, then this is a good sample... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2016
Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Taking a tour of the house gives an up close look at how wealthy people lived in the old days. If you or your kids have never seen an historic house, then this is a good sample. They have special events, like tea at holiday time, and I've been to many private parties and meetings using the space. Conference area... More 

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This was my first visit to the Dunsmuir-Hellman House. Weekend tours are offered in December. Every room in this 3 story estate is decorated for Christmas. When we entered we were greeted by docents and a stunning 30 foot decorated tree. Prior to the self guided home tour we attended high tea on the grounds in a home built in... More 

Thank traveldog149
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Absolutely a must during the Christmas season! All decked out with holiday cheer, it is a delight for both adults and children.

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Ripon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My sisters and I wanted to celebrate a birthday at the Dunsmuir House. Though we were highly impressed with the actual house, the horse and buggy ride, and the gardens we were insulted by the High Tea. We have been celebrating birthdays throughout Central California with a High Tea and found this place wanting in the following areas: No choice... More 

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Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

do not miss the pumpkin patch at this lovely villa with wonderful gardens. If you lucky there may be a fest going on, we did and had a great time, don't forget the gift shop

Thank aaiandrea
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

History at its best walk in yesterday. You may rent for events. Lake Merritt is the back yard which makes for pretty view.

Thank Rosa B
SF, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 675 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The mansion makes for a beautiful setting for a wedding and the grounds are really nice for a stroll or picnic.

Thank seafare74
Alta Loma, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We went for the annual Easter egg hunt! We also took a brief tour and visited the gift shop! A must visit.

Thank CaliDiva4real
Oakland, California
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Can be warm and if crowded warm isn't super fun There are few places to sit, but a nice historic location. I don't recommend the Easter egg hunt here!!! Too many kids (hundreds).

Thank TessMomx3
Los Angeles, California
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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You have to visit to see what I mean. This is a great place for an afternoon stroll, a little meditation or just to sit and eat your lunch. Historic charm and a hidden gem. Looking to plan a private party or wedding, don't skip over this place. Private, gorgeous and glorious!

Thank Anne i

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