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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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A Fascinating Mansion

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... read more

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El Cajon, United States
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El Cajon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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Vista, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This was a great way to spend a few hours and learn a little about California's history. We had to park about a 1/2 mile away though and finding the entrance proved to be a minor challenge. We joined a small docent led group and our docent was knowledgeable and kept the group on topic. We recommend taking a tour.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We toured the Mansion on Veteran's day weekend. There were only 6 of us on the tour. I was amazed at how much our docent covered. Val, our docent, had been with the mansion for 30 years. She covered Leland & Jennifer Stanford's history; including information about Stanford University and their move to San Francisco. Lots of information about the... More 

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Tulare, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My son lives in Sacramento and never even knew this place existed. I was visiting in the area, and I had read about it and suggested we visited the mansion. It was "amazing" and there were very interesting stories behind the life of Leland Stafford, his family and fortune. The tour was free and the guide that took us through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I went on a Sunday and it was a super quiet day so I got the guide all to myself. He was a funny and knowledgeable man. What an amazing historic building, full of beautiful rooms and stories to uncover. A must see when you are in sacramento!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

What an amazing home for just one family. I found out that the former Governor Schwarzenegger still used a room in the mansion for certain occasions. It's amazing the beautiful craftsmanship and the story of one of California's most powerful families. I enjoyed every second of it and you will too if you love history.

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