Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
800 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814
: (916) 324-0575
Leland Stanford, former California governor, railroad tycoon, and founder of Stanford University, purchased what would become this elegant mansion for $ 8,000 in 1861. A recent restoration has recaptured the mansion's Victorian grandeur. Serving as the governor's office prior to the opening of the State Capitol, today it is the State's official location for diplomatic and protocol receptions, but non-diplomats can enjoy its grandeur on daily tours.