Corner of 15th & I Streets, Modesto, CA 95354

Mansion Hours: Sunday thru Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed Saturday


The McHenry Mansion Visitor Center is open from Noon to 4pm

Sunday through Friday, Closed on Saturday


Tours are given every half hour beginning at 12:30 p.m. with the last tour at 3:30 p.m. 

Tours last approximately 45 to 50 minutes.  The 3:30 tour is slightly shorter. 

 Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center, 924 15th Street.


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Map to the Mansion



Note:  The backgrounds and accents on these pages are of the actual wallpaper from the mansion.

 All are reproductions in typical late 19th century patterns.



The McHenry Mansion is Modesto's Treasure.  It is the city's only original Victorian home and one of the few remaining reminders of the town's rich heritage.  Its restoration has proved to be the community's most visible, extended renovation project. Thousands of local citizens have participated and contributed to the restoration.


A typical day at the McHenry Mansion may include a group tour for a busload of school children in the morning, docent-conducted tours for a hundred people in the afternoon, and an elegant private party in the evening.  The Mansion is used by the community almost every day, with an average of 20,000 annual visitors.  The house tours are only possible because of the dedication of a large group of docent volunteers who serve as guides. 

More information on becoming a docent.


In addition to free tours the mansion is often used for special occasion celebrations as weddings, teas, dinners, receptions, birthdays, anniversaries etc.  It is the site of official entertaining by the City of Modesto, as well as by service clubs, groups, organizations and individuals. In the past it has hosted arts and crafts exhibits, a Smithsonian Victorian Garden exhibit, Victorian Silver exhibit, Victorian “Floral Extravaganza” and a Victorian fashion show among many other events. In 2008, a “125th Anniversary Party” for the mansion was well attended by the public. It continues public festivities with a variety of annual teas, a St. Patrick’s Day Pub night, Christmas party, the Table Setting Event, Fourth of July celebration, Candlelight Tours, and the Dickens Faire.


Admission Is Free

A donation is always appreciated to further the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion.

To book a tour for 20 people or more, please contact Laura Mesa at 209-577-5235 or 652-7190 or email her at




Valentine's Day Tea

Saturday, February 10th


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Become a Docent at the McHenry Mansion

 Next training class starts on January 24th

and is held every Wednesday for 8 weeks.

9:30am to 11:00am

- Training in local history

- Support a local landmark

- Educate visitors about local

history Social events

- Mansion Foundation membership

- Yearly trip to historical homes

- Flexible hours

- 49 volunteers hours per year

- You choose when to work

For more information email us at



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