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Governor's Mansion

1526 H St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2005
+1 916-323-3047
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Nice mansion!

We just walked by it. Not sure if anyone lives in it. If you're walking around in that area for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mission Viejo, California

This mansion was used by many of the previous Governors of California. It has historical interest... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
john b
Los Angeles, California
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Built in the late 19th century, this mansion was the official residence of the state's governor through the late 1960s.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1526 H St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2005
+1 916-323-3047
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We just walked by it. Not sure if anyone lives in it. If you're walking around in that area for Farmer's Market, it's worth walking to it for a peek.

Thank 860elaineg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mansion was used by many of the previous Governors of California. It has historical interest. I think there is a new mansion someplace else but not sure.

Thank john b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As of late-2015, the Historic Governor's Mansion of California in Sacramento resumed its duty as an official residence of the state's Governor. Since then, it is (unfortunately) closed to the public. Therefore, there is generally nothing you can do around this impressive-looking mansion. Here is...More

1  Thank Akisato S
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very large period building. Unsure of the claimed architectural style but it looks ornate and deliberately complicated so was built to impress. However, the location as it is today seems unlikely so there is surely some history to explain it.

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This famous landmark housed the different governors of California, but not all of them. The rumor is that it is haunted and does not want its story told. There are 30 rooms in the building. There were reports of paranormal activities. Governor George Pardee was...More

2  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were only able to see the outside of this mansion and it was quite impressive, well-kept and unfortunately located at a corner so it was hard to see from the car. Would love to come back when they give tours to the public.

Thank ColoradoSunshine55
Reviewed 24 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.

1  Thank nat1225
Reviewed 19 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,...More

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank vasman
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David T
21 October 2016|
Response from vasman | Reviewed this property |
Yes he is. They moved in last December 2015 and they still live there.
Carol A
9 September 2016|
Response from Lia T | Reviewed this property |
Please check the website, as the entry fee may have changed since i was last there. Also, there are occasionally free days
30 June 2015|
Response from Lia T | Reviewed this property |
Please check their website. There should also be a phone number. I believe they take reservations, but when I was there, they also take walk-ins. The walk-ins will wait until the next available tour if the current one(s... More