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Dunsmuir House

2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland, CA 94605-5320
+1 510-615-5555
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Christmas Open House.

The house tour was interesting and it was fun to watch the dancing in period costumes. The gift... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Antonia V
San Francisco
Dr Lisa A Johnson

Many years ago I became fascinated with the legend of the Dunsmuir House as my dental office was... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Lisa J
via mobile
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A prime example of Victorian taste and wealth.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland, CA 94605-5320
+1 510-615-5555
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

The house tour was interesting and it was fun to watch the dancing in period costumes. The gift shop had some nice items.Overallit was fun, but a bit pricey for what it offered. Doing it once was fun and enough.

Thank Antonia V
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Many years ago I became fascinated with the legend of the Dunsmuir House as my dental office was just down the street from it at 505 Estudillo Ave in San Leandro California 94578. I used to have solo picnic lunches near the grounds or with...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Even though they have it written on the door and signs "open to the public". We weren't able to see anything inside but walked the lovely grounds.

Thank Lucia C
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I misunderstood the web site. I thought the house and grounds were open Mon to Fri and there was an organized tour on Wed at 11am, however, the tour is the only time the house is open.The rest of the time you can only walk...More

Thank J20ELA111
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Nice to take a walk on the grounds during the day and attended functions in the Pavillon. Best time to go is during the Christmas Holiday. Take the tour of the House - docents are available with the Dunsmuir House history and every room has...More

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Taking a tour of the house gives an up close look at how wealthy people lived in the old days. If you or your kids have never seen an historic house, then this is a good sample. They have special events, like tea at holiday...More

Thank wordgirl2013
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This was my first visit to the Dunsmuir-Hellman House. Weekend tours are offered in December. Every room in this 3 story estate is decorated for Christmas. When we entered we were greeted by docents and a stunning 30 foot decorated tree. Prior to the self...More

Thank traveldog149
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Absolutely a must during the Christmas season! All decked out with holiday cheer, it is a delight for both adults and children.

Thank BijouMom
Reviewed 11 December 2015

My sisters and I wanted to celebrate a birthday at the Dunsmuir House. Though we were highly impressed with the actual house, the horse and buggy ride, and the gardens we were insulted by the High Tea. We have been celebrating birthdays throughout Central California...More

1  Thank AnnetteSteele
Reviewed 14 October 2015

do not miss the pumpkin patch at this lovely villa with wonderful gardens. If you lucky there may be a fest going on, we did and had a great time, don't forget the gift shop

Thank aaiandrea
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14 January 2016|
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Response from traveldog149 | Reviewed this property |
I was driven to the Dunsmuir by a friend. I am not familiar with the public transportation in Oakland. You might want to contact the Oakland Parks and Recreation. I believe they operate the attraction.