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Address: 525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128
Phone Number: +1 408-247-2101
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Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: Visitors can tour the house and gardens once owned by wealthy widow Sarah...
Visitors can tour the house and gardens once owned by wealthy widow Sarah Winchester, who kept construction going on the 160-room Victorian mansion for 38 years.
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Huge and mystery

It's all about a wealthy woman,some things are mystery but some are cool at that time itself , no photography allowed inside.tour ticket and behind the scenes ticket need to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The house is fairly empty, extremely large, and after the first 5-10 minutes extremely dull. I left the tour early.

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San Jose, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

For 2 adults and 2 children, it was about $170.! I had been before years ago and thought it must have been completely restored, but that is NOT the case. It's a very interesting house with a great story but...we couldn't understand the guide, We were rushed and the children shushed (for politely asking a question!?!). The guide must have... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited the Winchester Mystery House with my son and my father in law while visiting San Jose in late March. Enjoyed the Grand Mansion Tour which included both the Mansion Tour and the Behind the Scenes Tour. Both were great. The house is beautiful and has so many unique features that were incredible to see in person. The Door to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Not cheesy...very interesting. A fun was to spend a little time with kids, out-of-town visitors, or might be fun as a first date!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's all about a wealthy woman,some things are mystery but some are cool at that time itself , no photography allowed inside.tour ticket and behind the scenes ticket need to take or you can take only one tour ,but I felt like tickets are little too much .In the store we can find some collectables

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St. Louis, MO
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My partner and I visited the Winchester Mystery House while staying in the San Jose area in late March 2015. We purchased tour tickets ahead of time just to be sure to get tickets for the time we were wanting / hoping for. Turned out not to be an issue because they were slow enough that the combined our tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited this house finally after hearing about it for many years, we were in the area for vacation and decided to stop in. It was not very busy when we were there but im sure it gets packed on weekends. The tour and house were very interesting, its so much cooler to see this place in person vs the... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My sister and I visited this week and really enjoyed it! We took both the regular and behind the scenes tours.There are stairs involved in both tours, so be prepared for that if you have a lot of trouble with stairs. We liked the tours, but would have been fine not doing the behind the scenes one. We also enjoyed... More 

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

i can't say if this house is really haunted, but it so much fun to try to make your way through the 100's of room. room that multi dors that lead no where, stairs that lead no where, open a door and there a drop off. miss winchester thought the ghost were trying to kill her and told her if... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend and his parents because we were staying in the area for a wedding. We got there early afternoon on a Sunday and we were easily able to book our tour at the register. We got some snacks from the snack bar in the back of the store and waited in the cute courtyard area... More 

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