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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: +1 916-324-0575
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History and Architecture blend

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 27 October 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 24 October 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 13 October 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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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Begin your visit to the Stanford mansion with the free tour, which is excellently conducted and very worth-while, and the only way you can see the interior of the mansion. There are small grounds, and also a visitor center which has informative displays and a souvenier shop. We walked here from Old Sacramento, but there seemed to be a fair... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

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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