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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've wanted to go to the Winchester House since I was a kid. So excited ii finally got to go. I did the Grand House Tour and the Behind The Scenes tour. Both tour guides were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I've wanted to go to the Winchester House since I was a kid. So excited ii finally got to go. I did the Grand House Tour and the Behind The Scenes tour. Both tour guides were very knowledgable, great story tellers and historians. The house is bizarre and they explain "the why" very well and give you some perspective and... More 

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Eden, Utah
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I really enjoyed walking the grounds and thought the house exterior to be exceptional - really quite attractive. The interior was really a total disappointment. Our guide mentioned that Ms. Winchester was not an architect and boy was that true - one would have thought from the outside that the house would have had many large/spacious rooms... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is one of those don't judge a book by its cover stories. The hous elooks phenomenal from teh outside, but you get inside and see how "crazy" Sarah Winchester really was. I want to do the night tour next time. I think it would add a different twist. I have been twoice and learn something new both time.s Each... More 

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San Jose, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a fun, though a little pricey to me, place to visit. Everyone should see it once. The gift shop is really nice. The cafe is very good, but I think it's pricey, too. Go when the garden is in bloom if you can.

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It looks spooky on the outside and sort of in the inside, but it's a different fun place to visit and yes, you can allow yourself to be spooked. Have fun. Worth the entrance fee.

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Kirkland, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Winchester Mystery House left mixed impression with me and my family. Let me start with the parts I liked. Garden is definitely worth a look, there are fine fountains, a modest variety of plants and some historical service buildings you can take a peek in. No one checks tickets for the garden tour, and no tickets are issued, so you... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Really enjoyed our trip here, and the tours were worth the money. Certainly our main house tour was excellent, and Gene really knew his stuff. If you can get Gene you'll be in great hands. No complains about anything from the house itself or from the way the tour was handled. The people running the place are doing a good... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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