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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
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+1 916-324-0575
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Beautiful, historic old house with excellent guide.

Admission was free ad we arrived on the hour to take advantage of the tour. A remarkable job has been done in restoring the principal parts of the house to the days when the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Admission was free ad we arrived on the hour to take advantage of the tour. A remarkable job has been done in restoring the principal parts of the house to the days when the Stanfords lived in it. The guide was one of the best we've had in a long while

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on museum day, when they allowed self-paced tours. We received good information from the docents, and enjoyed seeing what a wealthy family home from the period looked like.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely recommend this for adults. Fantastic house, very good docents, loads of history. We do not recommend taking small children here - they get bored!

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Washington, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Price is right - free! We were able to show up without making a reservation on a Monday in January. Tours are on the hour. It started with a short film and then we got to walk through the entire home. Our guide was a State Park department employee. She was delightful! Informative with a sense of humor. I was... More 

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Europe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Leland Stanford Mansion The Leland Stanford Mansion wasn’t originally on my list of things to visit, but whilst at the Capitol Building one of the guides suggested it to me as something I might enjoy to which I’m happy he did as I did enjoy the visit. The Mansion was as the name suggests once owned by Leland Stanford, a... More 

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El Cajon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Actually quite pleased with the tour of this stately mansion. And it's done on a tour basis only. There's no wandering around this manse on your own. It truly is a beautiful residence, and there's a lot of history with the Stanford family. They were iconic in every way, and this mansion is beautiful example of the type of people... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on New Years Eve with kids in tow. Always try to fit in something historical whilst on holiday. The mansion itself is impressive, the story behind it even more so. Tour was free and extremely informative. Would recommend if you have 30-60 minutes to burn while in Sacramento.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

We went on a tour Enjoyed a film and walked through the house. The place is downtown knowledgeable tour guide and interesting place.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Excellent guide was a fount of knowledge; there is a small visitors' centre, so stop there for a few minutes to sign up for the free tour given every hour. I had a private tour [the only tourist who showed up at 3pm]; great fun to tour through such a mansion/museum

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

A free tour is offered every day throughout the day. The ranger was excellent, you could tell he loved his job and was very enthusiastic with the tour. the mansion is gorgeous as is its furnishings. I fell in love with every door in this mansion, stunning. very interesting history of Mr Stanford and his family. its also very interesting... More 

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