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Dunsmuir House and Gardens

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The Dunsmuir House and Gardens, also called the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, is a Neoclassical Revival mansion surrounded by 50 acres of landscaped gardens, located at 2960 Peralta Oaks Court in Oakland.

Built by Alexander Dunsmuir in 1899, the house consists of 37 rooms with over 16,000 sq. ft. of interior space, 10 fireplaces and a Tiffany-inspired dome. In 1906, I.W. Hellman bought the house and remodeled it, expanding the landscaping and adding the carriage house in the process. It was bought by the city of Oakland in the 1960ís and has been managed by a nonprofit organization since 1989. On the grounds of the estate, there is a carriage house and an old fashioned pavilion highlighting a pond and gazebo. A variety of social and cultural events take place at the Dunsmuir Hellman Estate throughout the year and it is available for private functions.

Tours of the historic mansion are offered during the months of April to September (though not in July) on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and the first Sundays of the month at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tours costs $5 for adults and $4 for senior and juniors (children over 11). The grounds are open for strolling and picnics all year round, with no admission charge. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday. Hours may vary during December and January. Group tours can be arranged.

Accommodations in the area include the San Leandro Marina Inn (68 San Leandro Marina, San Leandro), the Quality Inn Hotel (8471 Enterprise Way, Oakland), the Days Hotel (8350 Edes Avenue), the Fairfield Inn (8452 Edes), the Best Western Airport Inn (170 Hegenberger Loop) and the Courtyard Oakland (350 Hegeneberger).

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