The Governor's mansion, built in 1877, has 14-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, ornate moldings, Persian carpets, Italian ... More
The Governor's mansion, built in 1877, has 14-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, ornate moldings, Persian carpets, Italian marble fireplaces and French mirrors. Many Governors' wives, including Nancy Reagan, have remodeled the home. Among the famous guests who stayed in the mansion were Teddy Roosevelt and Jack Kennedy. Each room is furnished from a different era, so the tour is also a history of furniture. Tours are on the hour and guides must accompany visitors. Tours are USD1 for adults (16 and over); under 16 is admitted free. The gift shop is filled with historic memorabilia.
Although the mansion is a little warm inside, the grounds and mansion were beautiful. Lots of culture and CA history to be learned here in a fun setting thanks to the witty tourguide. FYI: I visited there today (Oct 17th, 2004) and admission is not $1, as it lists above, it's $4 for adults and I believe $2 under 16. But don't quote me on that!