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Address: 1526 H St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2005
Phone Number: 916-323-3047
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Built in the late 19th century, this mansion was the official residence of...

Built in the late 19th century, this mansion was the official residence of the state's governor through the late 1960s.

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Newly refurbished

California governor’s mansion is sited near streets classic 1930-50 well maintained homes. It does not look like a place Arnold Schwarzenegger would have lived when he was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

California governor’s mansion is sited near streets classic 1930-50 well maintained homes. It does not look like a place Arnold Schwarzenegger would have lived when he was governor and it wasn’t he lived in a pen-house in Los Angeles and flew in each morning.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great place for architecture & history buffs. Sadly, we are losing these Victorian beauties statewide. Bring your sketch book & camera.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Down memory lane. Reagan wouldn't live here and that was smart for that time. Too close to the street but maybe Jerry is hard of hearing now.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Please note that Governor Brown now lives in the mansion and apparently does not appreciate strangers walking around his home so this is NOT open to the public. If you did not know it was the mansion you could miss it. It is downtown in a neighborhood. Other than its old style architecture there is nothing making it stand out.... More 

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Poway, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

You are not able to go inside. You can walk by and take pictures (outside). It is a nice house, but don't make an extra trip unless you are able to get a tour ...

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Enjoyed seeing all the handcrafted furniture and interiors. Definitely recommend the tour. it does not take too long - was just the right length. The waterline of one of the floods can still be seen in one of the cabinets

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

California finally has a occupied Governor's Mansion, not since Ron Reagan (and he only lived in it for a month) has a Governor lived in the mansion. Although it is no longer open for ours it is good to see it getting used for what it was originally built. Although you can not longer take a tour you can still... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

The interior design of this mansion is fun to look at for anyone a fan of architectural history. Many of the furniture are the original. My favorite are the ballrooms and the mini staircases for the servant quarters. The retro kitchen is also very cute. Overall a quaint visit.

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Sacramento
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The tour was nice while it was offered. Governor Brown is moving in soon though, so.no more tours until he leave office or until he decides that the Regan's weren't so crazy for moving out.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It is probably one of the best places in Sacramento to visit to experience the past history of the state of California. Wonderful docents who know ALL the past history of the Governor's Mansion. Personally met Bonnie Hansen, the keeper of the gardens, and she is so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the Mansion grounds. She can answer... More 

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