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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great tour

I did the walking tour (FREE), got there 30 min before the last one and hung around not sure if it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Los Altos, California
Interesting Walk Through the Past

I was the only one who showed up for the last tour (4:00 pm) of the mansion. The guide didn’t miss... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosemont, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I did the walking tour (FREE), got there 30 min before the last one and hung around not sure if it would be worth the wait. So glad I waited, the fellow who did the tour did an Amazing job, very interesting and you learn...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was the only one who showed up for the last tour (4:00 pm) of the mansion. The guide didn’t miss a beat and very kindly gave me a very informative and interesting tour of several floors of this fascinating glimpse at the past. Very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is FREE guided on top of the hour tour only. Quite a bit of original furnishings in the home. No photos allowed inside. The home is still used for governor's events so people like the Dalai Lama and ambassadors have visited the place. But...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a tour of the Museum and learned a great deal about the founder of Stanford University and his family. Also got a refresher course on Sacramentos history. This tour was made to come alive as a result ot the docent leading the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

very well maintained ,the docents do a great job,learn something every time we go,did you know the S logo for Stanford University was the family monogram? That is just one of the wonderful bits of trivia from this remarkable home.Don't miss this state park.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank jingles916
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Leland Stanford, for whom the university is named, made millions as a railroad owner. He was one of the ultra-rich "robber barons" of the 19th Century. Visiting the mansion gives us a chance to see how the privileged class lived more than a century ago....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Check out the Rear Bank ATM window. Just look up at this structure. This place exudes History and is being renovated to stay that way.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank 601ralphj
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Can’t beat a free tour of a lovely old mansion. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and the overall experience a good one. We lucked out and got street parking just a block away and were able to walk to the state capital and tour there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank nrretreat
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Always enjoy touring "mansions". This one was no exception. Interesting to see how homes were designed in their day and to hear about the characteristics and eccentrics of the owner/builders.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Debbie V
Reviewed 12 November 2018

What a lovely restored home this is, and the tour is free. It's worth the time to find parking. It can be done on the same day as the Capitol tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sue L
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18 October 2018|
Response from rgmtlm | Reviewed this property |
It’s free for everyone
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Response from liz e | Reviewed this property |
We took a tour so we were there about two hours
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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