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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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I toured this place many years ago, it was very nice that we just happened to know the tour guide and got an extended tour. Great place, old and crazy Miss Winchester built the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Billings, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I toured this place many years ago, it was very nice that we just happened to know the tour guide and got an extended tour. Great place, old and crazy Miss Winchester built the largest house I have ever seen with her family fortune from the Winchester guns. She felt that she was haunted by the souls that had been... More 

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West Valley City, UT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We took the option that allows you to take the regular tour and then we took the behind the scenes tour. It took a couple of hours but it was worth and great for a history buff.

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Atlanta
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I will admit that it was a little pricey but we really enjoyed it! It's a fascinating house with an interesting history. Even the teens liked it!

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Plano, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I agree with the other reviews that it was a bit pricey but our 7yr old loved it. Our tour guide was fabulous and he admitted at the end that it was his first day!! We visited 110 of the 160 rooms and I don't think we would have found our way without the tour guide. Our 7 yrd old... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The entry fee is high at $33 pp but it is a wonderful historical tour our guide Ashley was great and very knowledgeable. It is not spooky or scarey. But fun

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San Jose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There's a lot here, with the history and the architecture (and maybe some ghosts), and it's probably on a list of "10 things to do in SJ with guests from out of town", but it's really hard to justify the price for what is, basically, a walk through an old building.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place must rake in the money! We were there for about three hours and the flow of people wanting to see the house never slowed. It's a pricey tour, $160 for four of us. The interior tour is the most interesting. The gardens was a bit boring but I did enjoy seeing the basement. They talk about hauntings, and... More 

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Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were in a group of about 25 people, taken around this very strange house by the well-rehearsed, friendly and smiling Gene, our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and likeable and answered questions to the best of his knowledge. The house itself was a bizarre collection of odd rooms built by an eccentric wealthy woman, Mrs. Winchester. Our interest was... More 

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you enjoy tours of crazy wealthy old ladies' houses, this is the place for you. Although I would not say this is something you should do regularly, if you've never gone and are visiting or live nearby wondering what's up with that big old house, then definitely take the tour! It is interesting, and although I've never done any... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is an interesting house along with a story and it might be worth seeing around Halloween. I found it a bit overpriced for what it offers.

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