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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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Interesting but the tour size can be a bit too large

The main tour winds through most mansion, through dozens and dozens of doorways and up and down stairways. The roofline is extremely varied and the room layout is eccentric... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The main tour winds through most mansion, through dozens and dozens of doorways and up and down stairways. The roofline is extremely varied and the room layout is eccentric creating interest even though the space is not very ornate. The grounds, mansion exterior and out buildings are all pretty and covered in other tours. The main tour begins every 10... More 

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Swidnica, Walbrzych, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

kind of strange and wierd but also fun and interesting facts about house and the family who used to live there. Few years ago we went on a halloween trip there if you have a chance, try it.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I went to visit The Winchester Mystery House with my bf (now husband) and it was so much fun! I've lived in SJ all my life but never visited the place, just passed by all the time whenever I was near Santana Row or Movie Theatre. It was so interesting to see the house and listen to the stories behind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a built by a strange woman. An architectural gem. There are staircases that go nowhere and strange doors leading to brick walls. Boggles the mind . Lots of fun. Beautiful Tiffany glass windows.

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Marion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took a day trip to see the Mystery House. The 65 minute tour was fun and interesting. Worth the money. I would not recommend this for families with younger children or people who have difficulty walking.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Everyone needs to go see this at least once in their lifetime. I never get tired of seeing all the work and craftmanship put into this house. If you really want some fun, go during one of their flashlight tours--especially on Halloween. I really want one of Mrs. Winchester's patented sinks in my own house! I also like the 7-11... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must for anyone who loves Halloween. The actors are great. Scary but not too scary. My daughter and I have been a couple times and it changes every day so you don't know what's coming from one moment to the next.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Having been to the Bay Area of California many times over the past 30 years, we finally made it to Winchester Mystery House. We then took the more elaborate tour option to see as much of it as possible. This involved two different tour guides. Both of these young ladies provided an excellent tour. The grounds are very nice with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and exciting. Never nowing what to expect in the next room, next floor going down to get up. Absolutely worth a visit!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The woman who built this architectural nightmare was herself just as eccentric and misguided. The history is interesting and the Victorian artifacts throughout the house are very well preserved and capture the period. Net-Net: I would only take the 1hr tour.

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Additional Information about Winchester Mystery House

Address: Address: 525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128
Phone Number: +1 408-247-2101
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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