You can access Leland Stanford Mansion by guided tour only. Tours of the Mansion will have you observing intimate views of Leland and Jane Stanford’s home as it appeared in the 1860s and 1870s. Meticulous research went into the restoration of the Mansion’s rich details, comprising of crystal chandeliers, gilded mirrors, French-polished wood paneling and original Stanford family furnishings. This Sacramento inheritance remains impressive through continual repair and renovation. The residence built in 1856 by railroad baron, California governor and US senator Leland Baron, has had many additions being made in later years. Interactive exhibits, artifacts, and an orientation film give visitors an opportunity to learn more about the Mansion’s history. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the Victorian Gardens surrounding the Mansion.