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Address: 1526 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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+1 916-323-3047

Built in the late 19th century, this mansion was the official residence of...

Built in the late 19th century, this mansion was the official residence of the state's governor through the late 1960s.

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Beautiful old mansion

The mansion has been restored to its original grandeur but, as the governor is in residence, there are no public tours. Definitely walk by it to enjoy the exterior architecture... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 January 2017
Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The mansion has been restored to its original grandeur but, as the governor is in residence, there are no public tours. Definitely walk by it to enjoy the exterior architecture and the grounds.

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had a private tour a year ago, as no one else was waiting. I don't think tours are going on now as they are renovating for Brown to move in for his final years as Governor. It was last live in by the Regan's, but only briefly. Great historical stories from the Docent who gave me the tour.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Governor's Mansion and grounds in Sacramento are very, very beautiful. The parking is often hard to find so give yourself time to drive around to find parking. Spend some time admiring all there is to see. It's really worth the time and the trip.

Thank SusieRussell
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Full Disclaimer, I know some of the people responsible for the renovation and had access to the building that most people wouldn't get... Having said that, it is beautiful building, that was just renovated and re-occupied by the governor of California, Jerry Brown and his wife Anne, just last December (2015), after having been left to deteriorate for years (since... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

California governor’s mansion is sited near streets classic 1930-50 well maintained homes. It does not look like a place Arnold Schwarzenegger would have lived when he was governor and it wasn’t he lived in a pen-house in Los Angeles and flew in each morning.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great place for architecture & history buffs. Sadly, we are losing these Victorian beauties statewide. Bring your sketch book & camera.

Thank LoveToTravelSamson
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Down memory lane. Reagan wouldn't live here and that was smart for that time. Too close to the street but maybe Jerry is hard of hearing now.

Thank barongruda
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Please note that Governor Brown now lives in the mansion and apparently does not appreciate strangers walking around his home so this is NOT open to the public. If you did not know it was the mansion you could miss it. It is downtown in a neighborhood. Other than its old style architecture there is nothing making it stand out.... More 

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Poway, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

You are not able to go inside. You can walk by and take pictures (outside). It is a nice house, but don't make an extra trip unless you are able to get a tour ...

Thank APChemistry
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Enjoyed seeing all the handcrafted furniture and interiors. Definitely recommend the tour. it does not take too long - was just the right length. The waterline of one of the floods can still be seen in one of the cabinets

Thank Lia T

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