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Leland Stanford Mansion

800 N St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento

Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento.

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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park is a state and federally protected historic site in Sacramento. It features the Stanford Mansion, once owned by Leland Stanford, who was Governor of California from 1862 to 1863, U.S. Senator from 1885 to 1893, a railroad tycoon, and founder of Stanford University.

The original owner and builder of the home was Sacramento merchant Shelton C. Fogus, a wealthy Sacramento building merchant. The Renaissance Revival architecture of the original home is attributed to Seth Babson.

Today the mansion is frequently used by the state government to host foreign dignitaries. The Governor also retains an office in the mansion. Tours of the mansion are offered daily but can be impacted by official functions on behalf of the Governor's Office or the California State Legislature leadership.

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