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Winchester Mystery House

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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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Nice to finally visit this house.

The Winchester was stop #2 for my wife and I on our honeymoon after flying into San Jose from Florida (the first being Iguanas for lunch). I've heard a lot about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Winchester was stop #2 for my wife and I on our honeymoon after flying into San Jose from Florida (the first being Iguanas for lunch). I've heard a lot about the Winchester House. I've read several books about the house itself, Sarah, the Queen Anne architectural style. I've seen several documentaries on Sarah and the house. While in architecture... More 

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA - Is a place to be experienced. It is the home of the manufacturer of the Winchester rifle. After his death, his wife continued to make renovations to the house until she died. It really is mystery house, with stairs leading no where, doors opening into walls, and many other oddities. A must see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I've always wanted to visit the mansion, having read about it and seen it on the travel channel. Our guide had lots of great and interesting tidbits about Ms. Winchester and the peculiarities she built into the house. We paid for the mansion tour only, thinking the short tour would be enough and that a house alone would be boring.... More 

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Winchester house should not be missed. Interesting history and a wonderful museum. The tour guides were extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

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Baltonsborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Interesting house and back story, extensive gift shop (if that's yr thing). No original internal furnishings except a few rooms where similar of the period pieces are on show. Guide we had was very formulaic...done it all before too many times, plus the tour was expensive at close to $40 each for a walk around a quirky old house. Would... More 

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Sand City, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A disappointing two stars. Took my girlfriend for her birthday for the flashlight tour. Being that it was October was hoping for some spooky occurrences but unfortunately the entire tour consisted of the tour guide telling stories of past employees "ghostly experiences" and it was not at all thrilling. In retrospect probably better to experience this for the first time... More 

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a fantastic place. If you are interested in architecture, history, building, carpentry, or just a good story, this is a great place to visit. It is a beautiful property and has lovely gardens. I doubt you will see anything like it again. Lots to see and do - good value family day out - children will love the bonkersness... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was a great little day trip for us as we have recently moved to the Silicon Valley area. Location is easy to find and parking was readily available. Tickets for the Mansion tour were a bit pricey at nearly $40 per person. There are 2 tours to choose from: The Mansion Tour or The Grand Estate Tour which includes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife has memories of this place from 20 years or more ago so we took the kids while visiting San Fran. It's a reasonably quick drive down (about 50 minutes - it's right off the highway). It was interesting but not really worth the money - we did the mansion tour and might have gone on to do the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I've been here with family and friends and on school field trips. I love the mansion and love to see how Sarah Winchester lived. Well worth visiting.

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