McHenry Mansion Modesto Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow 2013

mchenry-mansion-modesto-2013After 18 months and over $2.5 million in renovations later, the McHenry Mansion in Modesto is ready for its grand re-opening and ribbon cutting since a fire took out a part of the landmark. The event will take place tomorrow on Saturday, June 29th at 10:00am. The mansion is located at the corner of 15th and I Streets with an official address of 906 15th Street, Modesto, CA.

After the reopening, the mansion will continue with their usual hours. Sunday thru Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Saturday.

Below is a description and a little history of the Modesto mansion.

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.