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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, Sacramento, California, Sacramento, CA
+1 916-324-0575
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A very pleasant surprise.

Visited Sacramento from the UK and found this beautifully restored house. Took a tour with a warm... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
ActingByNumbers
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London, United Kingdom
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Very impressive old mansion

Great way to learn something about the history of Sacramento, since this was the home of one of the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Erik R
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Visited Sacramento from the UK and found this beautifully restored house. Took a tour with a warm and helpful guide (Carol) who was keen to answer any questions and engage with all the visitors. Cute little gift shop, tiny museum area and clean restrooms. And...More

Thank ActingByNumbers
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great way to learn something about the history of Sacramento, since this was the home of one of the state's most important historical figures.

1  Thank Erik R
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a gem! Richard, our tour guide, gave a very comphensive and interesting tour of the mansion. It was a highlight of our trip to Sacremento.

Thank Museum G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We arrived at an off time on a very rainy Friday, would have had to wait 45 minutes for the next tour and really didn't have anywhere else to go. A wonderful volunteer offered to take us on our own tour and it was fabulous!...More

Thank Birdie1616
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This mansion is about 19,000 square feet big, home of Leland Stanford, Sr. a former California Governor. He was the founder of Stanford University and President of Southern Pacific. He had a son who died of typhoid fever and the devastated father rededicated his life...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Take a step back into the history of our great state and great statemen. Learn more about the Sacramento chapter of the founding fathers and sons of Stanford University. A beautiful victorian home and docent lead historical tour worth the visit.

Thank Krystin123
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I was in Sacramento on business and had a few hours to kill. I enjoy historical architecture, so I popped in. This is a gem! The house is remarkable and my tour guide was good, too. Learning about architecture is really a history lesson, as...More

1  Thank Kendall A
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

Thank Sobe_love_64
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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.

1  Thank micchio
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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

1  Thank Victoria L
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MandJ82
Is this site open on Sundays for inside tours?
10 March 2017|
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Response from Reechard | Property representative |
Open Sundays--except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day. Good idea to call the Visitor Center the day before your visit 916.324.9266 and check if there are any ceremonial events which might limit visitation--but those... More
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sargan
Would my nine year old granddaughters enjoy this historic site? I was hoping to take them to the Governor's Mansion, but I see it is still closed. Thanks.
2 June 2016|
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Response from Clemente71 | Reviewed this property |
At least parts of it our geared to children-children's room, toys. I also think from my visit that the quality of the interpreters is such that they would have no problem keeping a 7 year old engaged. They seem to be very... More
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Bobbi S
How much is admission
8 August 2015|
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Response from pchnmain | Reviewed this property |
The tour was free. I did drop a few bucks into the donation box, however.
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