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McHenry Mansion

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Address: 15th & I Streets, Modesto, CA 95354

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This is a treasure in downtown Modesto. What a beautiful historic home! This home is open to the public and is free. Definitely worth visiting!

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Carla T
Turlock, California
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Turlock, California
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is a treasure in downtown Modesto. What a beautiful historic home! This home is open to the public and is free. Definitely worth visiting!

Thank Carla T
Leander, Texas
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Really enjoyed the tour and the stories told. Beautiful inside very nicely kept up. Would go again. My friend enjoyed it also.. I liv in Modesto now and like going to historical places

Thank carolynframe2000
Modesto, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The mansion is amazing! The docents are even better. They lead you through this piece of history in small groups and give a window into what life in that era was like.

Thank Max S
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A beautifully restored home. The curator has made the home look like the McHenry's could return! Elaine, the docent giving the tour, was so knowledgeable and interesting! And it's FREE!

Thank Jeff C
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I felt I was on a set of an American movie!! Everything was old and authentic. I loved it!! And the woman guide there was very informative. And I loved their gift shop!!

Thank Hind A
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Mansion can feel pretty magical as a kid. Seeing the displays and using imagination are pretty fun to do here. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and can paint a good picture of how life used to be and how the masion has changed. The garden is great. I have been here many times my entire life. Christmas is... More 

Thank Amber C
Manteca, California
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

From the minute you pull up curbside this place pulls you in. The architecture is magnificent. The surrounding grounds perfectly groomed. I could spend hours going through the rooms marveling at all of the details. Add to this the added bonus of being able to rent this jewel for private events. I was very fortunate to have recently coordinated a... More 

Thank LynnA1
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This house has been restored brilliantly, the furniture and the artefacts in the house have been sourced to reflect the period in which the house was a family home. The guides were very welcoming and very knowledgeable. We would certainly recommend a visit.

Thank UlverstonJanet
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nice way to spend 1hr. Interesting stories of a local historical family. House is nice and ladies/tour guides are very delightful.

Thank Jenny S
Modesto, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Plan a visit to our McHenry Mansion Visitor Center and Mansion, the McHenry Museum and have lunch in downtown Modesto where there are many great places to eat. You'll be glad you paid a visit to Modesto and even understand the history of the Central Valley a bit more.

Thank mareehawkins

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