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McHenry Mansion

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Address: 15th & I Streets, Modesto, CA 95354
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Pretty cool for school aged kids

The Mansion can feel pretty magical as a kid. Seeing the displays and using imagination are pretty fun to do here. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and can paint a good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Mansion can feel pretty magical as a kid. Seeing the displays and using imagination are pretty fun to do here. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and can paint a good picture of how life used to be and how the masion has changed. The garden is great. I have been here many times my entire life. Christmas is... More 

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

From the minute you pull up curbside this place pulls you in. The architecture is magnificent. The surrounding grounds perfectly groomed. I could spend hours going through the rooms marveling at all of the details. Add to this the added bonus of being able to rent this jewel for private events. I was very fortunate to have recently coordinated a... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This house has been restored brilliantly, the furniture and the artefacts in the house have been sourced to reflect the period in which the house was a family home. The guides were very welcoming and very knowledgeable. We would certainly recommend a visit.

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Thank UlverstonJanet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice way to spend 1hr. Interesting stories of a local historical family. House is nice and ladies/tour guides are very delightful.

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Thank Jenny S
Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Plan a visit to our McHenry Mansion Visitor Center and Mansion, the McHenry Museum and have lunch in downtown Modesto where there are many great places to eat. You'll be glad you paid a visit to Modesto and even understand the history of the Central Valley a bit more.

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Salida, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The McHenry Mansion is a beautifully restored Victorian Italianate Mansion of 10,000 square feet. All the furniture are period pieces, with some original furnishings. Tours are given on the half hour starting at 12:30 Sunday through Friday. Last full tour is at 3p.m. Tours begin in the Visitors Center/Gift shop with a 10 minute video. Total time is about an... More 

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Riverbank, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I've been here a few times and who dos,t like visiting an old mansion. a friend who was with me got the chills and said "something bad happened in this room" and wanted to leave immediately.. Maybe the para normal people should pay it a visit.

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Thank Douglas D
Modesto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I think the Mansion has a lot to offer for the public. It is quite the gem for Modesto. It depicts life in the 1800 in Modesto and has many, many original baubles for people to enjoy.

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Modesto, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

It has quite a bit of history about Modesto and the foundering families that settled this area. Along with artifacts from days long ago . Cool amount of pictures, and stories about the main group of families and their business they conducted

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Thank Noreen S
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

McHenry Mansion is not a hotel, but a trip into the past. Well over a century old, it exemplifies the spirit and style of a bygone era. This was a private home that still has many of the original appointments, indicating a comfortable, well-to-do lifestyle. By modern standards, the style is formal and a bit cold, but it led this... More 

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