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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
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Surprising find -- well worth a visit

We stopped by on a Sunday morning thinking this would be a "filler" of something to do before we headed home and were startled with the interesting and informative tour conducted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ECL
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Sunnyvale, CA
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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by on a Sunday morning thinking this would be a "filler" of something to do before we headed home and were startled with the interesting and informative tour conducted by a young man. The restored mansion and lifestyle of the Stanford's was quite interesting as the guide pointed out not only the features in the mansion but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice Sunday afternoon visit. Docent was interesting and very informative. We were pleasantly surprised to fine that there was no fee and on Sunday, parking was easily accessible. Very beautifully furnished with some amazing pieces of art throughout the mansion.Overall, a great experience.

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to walk from old town Sacramento to the Stanford Mansion. HUGE MISTAKE!!!! This part of town is like DOWNTOWN LA!!! Not NICE AT ALL. We enjoyed the varied types of architecture as we walked but much to far to the Stanford Mansion. Next time will drive & park closer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up at about 9:30 am even though the tours don't start until 10. The Docent let us in early and was very kind to our young child, showing him all the different places he could use touch screens to explore the history of the mansion while we waited to start our tour. We lucked out and were the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We could not find the price listed on their website, but were pleasantly surprised to find it FREE! The tours are daily, 10-5. (But final tour starts at 4!) If you arrive early, you can watch a historical movie, and then a volunteer docent shows and tell you through much (but not all) of the home. Most interesting is the... More 

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

The tour starts in the information/gift store. There are exhibits that show the transformation of the house into a mansion as the years progress. Then we went into the house. Really nice with lots of original pieces.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

It is one of the most awesome buildings I have ever seen! There is a short film on the history of the place and a guided tour, our guide was very good she answered all our questions and told of the wonderful history of the Leland Stanford Family.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see for visitors of Sacramento. One of the best mansion tours I've ever been on. This is a great tour and beautifully preserved mansion.

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Gorgeous victorian mansion and enlightening history about the Stanford family and college. Do an day of the Stanford Mansion and the Crocker Museum and lunch in Old Town!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

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