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Sacramento

Governor s Mansion

This Sacramento landmark is a historical site built in 1877. The Governor`s Mansion is a 15-room house of late 19th century that was the official residence for State’s governors. The mansion is now used primarily for public and state ceremonies and events. The Governor’s mansion is now part of the California State Parks system and is open to tourists. Tour guides take you around on a short tour telling interesting, fun stories about people who lived in it. Governor George Pardee was the first California governor to live in the mansion and Ronald Reagan was the last. Housed with furnishings left by successive families, the decor is largely Victorian. In fact velvet draperies in two parlors are the original draperies installed in 1877 when the house was built. Guests see marble fireplaces from Italy, gold framed mirrors from France and handcrafted hinges and doorknobs. Abundant vegetation outside the Mansion includes flowers, shrubs, and trees dating back to 1877.