Just two blocks from California’s State Capitol sits a magnificent example of Victorian grandeur—the Stanford Mansion. It was once the home and office for three California Governors. Today, it is the most prestigious setting in the capital for California’s Governors and Legislators to receive dignitaries from around the world.

Built in 1856 and significantly expanded in 1872 by Governor Leland Stanford, Stanford Mansion features forty-four rooms of 19th Century beauty and elegance. Today, Stanford Mansion is operated by the California State Parks for high-level official functions, and as a unique venue where the public can experience the grandeur of the past and see history in the making.

Stanford Mansion is supported. by an innovative public-private partnership between California State Parks and The Leland Stanford Mansion Foundation.