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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

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Address: cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, Sacramento, California, Sacramento, CA
Phone Number: 19163240575
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Wonderful Tour

This is a gem in Sacramento's crown, and the fact that tours are free of charge is a bonus for the visitor. The tour took an hour and a couple of films take another 10 or 15... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a gem in Sacramento's crown, and the fact that tours are free of charge is a bonus for the visitor. The tour took an hour and a couple of films take another 10 or 15 minutes. There is a small museum where visitor's check in and sign up for the tour. Bathrooms are adjacent to the museum. The... More 

Thank JoyfulWriter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was probably the highlight of my stay in Sacramento. Tours are free and the docents are very knowledgeable about the property and all of those who owned/resided there. The architecture is beautiful and unique and it's just a really cool place to visit if you have any interest in history or architecture at all. There's a gift store with... More 

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Goleta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More people need to visit the Leland Stanford Mansion. It is free to the public and not only a state park, but just two short blocks from the State Capitol. It is well worth the effort. Every 4th grade student needs to know who this man is. (not only a Governor of California, a State Senator, and one of the... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three friends and I drove to Sacramento to bring some things to another friend who lives there. Before returning to the Bay area, our resident expert recommended we have a look at the Leland Stanford mansion. We lucked out. Being Sunday, July 3, we thought it might be closed. Not only was it open, we also made it for the... More 

3 Thank Mitsuo F
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Another site that far exceeded my expectations. Very knowledgable tour guide. Fascinating for architecture and or construction buffs. Very educational. Beautifully restored with many interesting furnishings.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed going back into history in the Leland Stanford Mansion. The restoration work is perfectly done. Worth the time spend. 1 hour tours daily. Open from 10:00 to 17:00

1 Thank swisssam27
North Tustin, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We absolutely LOVED our mansion tour! It is completely underrated! No Sacramento trip can be complete without it. Bonnie Hanson was our tour guide and she was fabulous. I would ask for her if you have children. Can't say enough about this beautiful historic house. We thought it was a gem!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This is a beautiful place with some historical background about the Stanfords and California history. Our docent (Carol) was very knowledgeable and friendly. The house has been wonderfully restored and still serves as an active government facility for special occasions.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Was glad that I chose this as one of the sites to visit during my stay here. A clearly under visited historic site. There is enough here for a wide variety of history buffs to appreciate-material/cultural history, settlement of California, as well as the family history of the Stanfords. The guide could easily be a teacher. Focused on a few... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

What an incredible building and grounds! We were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed this tour. It was the highlight of our day. We visited from approximately 3:00 p.m. on Saturday until approximately 4:30 p.m. The gift shop personnel were friendly and helpful. The tour guide was very well versed in all of the aspects of the building and... More 

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