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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

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    0.88 acres

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Description

After a 14-year, $22 million restoration and rehabilitation, the Mansion is now open to the public as a museum. It also serves the citizens of California as the state’s official reception center for leaders from around the world.The Leland Stanford Mansion is a stunning example of the splendor and elegance of the Victorian era in California. On your tour of the 19,000-square-foot Mansion you will see:

  • 17-foot ceilings
  • Gilded mirrors and exquisitely detailed carved moldings
  • Beautifully restored woodwork
  • Elegant 19th century crystal and bronze light fixtures
  • Historic paintings
  • Re-created carpeting and draperies based on photographs from the 1870s to match the original interior design
  • Original period furnishings that belonged to the Stanfords.
  • 19th-Century style gardens

Originally built in 1856 by Gold Rush merchant Sheldon Fogus, the Mansion was later purchased and remodeled (twice!) by Leland and Jane Stanford. Leland Stanford served as Governor of California from 1862-1863. The Mansion served as the office of three governors during the turbulent 1860’s - Leland Stanford, Fredrick Low and Henry Haight.

Allowed Activities
Guided Tours
Good For
Families
Hearing Impaired
Visually Impaired
Wheelchairs

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