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Address: 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland, CA 94605-5320
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+1 510-615-5555
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

A prime example of Victorian taste and wealth.

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Lovely house and surroundings, good for those who like old houses and the stuff that fills them

Taking a tour of the house gives an up close look at how wealthy people lived in the old days. If you or your kids have never seen an historic house, then this is a good sample... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Many years ago I became fascinated with the legend of the Dunsmuir House as my dental office was just down the street from it at 505 Estudillo Ave in San Leandro California 94578. I used to have solo picnic lunches near the grounds or with my staff and finally accepted offers to become a docent several times. I can tell... More 

Thank Lisa J
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Even though they have it written on the door and signs "open to the public". We weren't able to see anything inside but walked the lovely grounds.

Thank Lucia C
Houston, Texas
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162 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I misunderstood the web site. I thought the house and grounds were open Mon to Fri and there was an organized tour on Wed at 11am, however, the tour is the only time the house is open.The rest of the time you can only walk around the grounds. The house looked nice on the outside. Where to park was confusing... More 

Thank J20ELA111
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Nice to take a walk on the grounds during the day and attended functions in the Pavillon. Best time to go is during the Christmas Holiday. Take the tour of the House - docents are available with the Dunsmuir House history and every room has a Christmas tree beautifully decorated. They have carolers and a horse and carriage ride around... More 

Thank Pamela P
Oakland, California
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Taking a tour of the house gives an up close look at how wealthy people lived in the old days. If you or your kids have never seen an historic house, then this is a good sample. They have special events, like tea at holiday time, and I've been to many private parties and meetings using the space. Conference area... More 

Thank wordgirl2013
Los Osos, California
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203 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

This was my first visit to the Dunsmuir-Hellman House. Weekend tours are offered in December. Every room in this 3 story estate is decorated for Christmas. When we entered we were greeted by docents and a stunning 30 foot decorated tree. Prior to the self guided home tour we attended high tea on the grounds in a home built in... More 

Thank traveldog149
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Absolutely a must during the Christmas season! All decked out with holiday cheer, it is a delight for both adults and children.

Thank BijouMom
Ripon, California
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

My sisters and I wanted to celebrate a birthday at the Dunsmuir House. Though we were highly impressed with the actual house, the horse and buggy ride, and the gardens we were insulted by the High Tea. We have been celebrating birthdays throughout Central California with a High Tea and found this place wanting in the following areas: No choice... More 

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Alameda, California
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

do not miss the pumpkin patch at this lovely villa with wonderful gardens. If you lucky there may be a fest going on, we did and had a great time, don't forget the gift shop

Thank aaiandrea
Oakland, California
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110 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

History at its best walk in yesterday. You may rent for events. Lake Merritt is the back yard which makes for pretty view.

Thank Rosa B

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