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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
Ranked #11 of 170 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

but not for children-they would be bored. Very enjoyable and the guard was informative and took his time and answered all questions. It told you a lot about Sacramento history and what the many uses where for the home. The only disappointment for me was you could not take pictures inside the home. There where so many beautiful pieces of furniture that where preserved and I wish we could use these days but no way would they fit in our homes.
There is a small fee for this attraction but the time we where there they where showing it for free.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

The Stanford mansion is a wonderful piece of Sacramento and state history. Home to Governor Leland Stan]ford, it is possible to see the flood marks, circa 1862, in one closet in the mansion. Long used as a home for children by the Catholic church, many furnishings were preserved buy the church. All the carpets and window dressings were faithfully reproduced from old photographs. The tour is very good-I have gone twice. Lots of stairs, although there is an elevator for handicapped. Tours are scheduled.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

The tourist attraction is the old Governors Mansion on 16th and H Streets but the Leland Stanford Mansion is much larger more interesting, attractive and larger. Before budget cuts, the mansion was decorated every holiday season. Check open times with the California State ark Service before going.

4  Thank Travelseeker777
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Stanford Mansion is a great stop if you are exploring California and trying to gather a physical experience for how the American west was won. The mansion is located in downtown Sacramento a few blocks from the Capital and Old Sacramento. It has been beautifully restored and is open to the public daily for tours that are free. All visits to the house are guided by docents. My guide was well educated on the history of the house’s architecture and furnishings and the Stanford family. What a great way to spend two hours. I got to experience the mansion very much in the state like it would have been found in the late 1890’s since so much of the interior is original or restored to the original state. You certainly get a feel for how wealthy the railroad barons were by visiting this house. If you visit during the warm months, you can grab some sandwiches at one of the local shops and bring them to the elegant park behind the mansion for a city picnic.

5  Thank SAS8721
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

I went on the 4:00 p.m. tour. As it was the last tour of the day and a small group, the tour guide gave us a slightly longer tour. I also enjoyed the short historical film, given from the home's perspective, before the tour. It gave the home personality. Definitely worth the time if you enjoy history. The tour guide knew the history of the home and the families that lived there. I would recommend this.

2  Thank CapPalm
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