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Winchester Mystery House

525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128
+1 408-247-2101
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Ranked #14 of 64 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Visitors can tour the house and gardens once owned by wealthy widow Sarah Winchester, who kept...
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Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Petaluma, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Interesting tour. We did the main mansion tour and the behind the scenes tour. It was a lot of walking, but interesting, just dress comfortably. Only water is allowed to drink on the tour, so finish your drinks/snacks ahead of time. Free parking was right across street and very convenient. I could see this tour being boring for the little... More 

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Fresno , CA
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17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Come see what too much money, and guilt/fear built. Google the story for full details. The mansion and grounds are fantastic.I can only amagine the effort constant construction took to build this place. The guided tours are well worth the price. That being said, if you are on a tight budget, you can always visit for free. You can park... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This house is absolutely mind-blowing! Mrs. Winchester's obsession with building is something that has to been seen. Doors that lead to nowhere, windows in the floors, and uneven staircases. The outside garden is gorgeous as well as the mansion itself. Go for the history, stay for the experience.

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California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We attended a guided flash light tour of the mansion the week of Halloween. Well, we set ourselves up for disappointment thinking that this was going to be a haunted tour... Nope, it was not. The highlight of the tour was the mansion itself. The architecture is quite grand and well preserved. The snippets of history that is shared per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I especially enjoyed the Christmas decorations in and around the mansion. The guide Steve was very knowledgeable and passionate. I had a lot of fun!

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Austin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was a fun tour. It does seem a little pricey, but I still enjoyed it. I took the grand tour which included the mansion, some outer buildings, and the basement. I think I would pass on the extras and just do the mansion tour next time. The house was the most interesting part. Mrs. Winchester made some really interesting... More 

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parker, co
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25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Our family of 4 including 2 children took the Mansion tour through this sprawling mansion. Parking out front, a nice gift shop and cafe, and pleasant staff make for a pleasant couple of hours. Lots of history, chose between mansion, garden and behind the scenes tour(go in the basement with hardhats). We trekked about a mile through the house with... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Not so haunted ,sorry, waste of time, money maker,close to highway downtown Santana row .won't do that again

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San Francisco, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My 9-year-old son asked to visit the Winchester Mystery House for his birthday. (We live within driving distance.) We only did the house tour because we figured that was as much walking as he'd be able to take, and it was a good call; he was thoroughly worn out. The house tour visits 110 rooms and adds up to a... More 

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chicago
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66 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We picked up a brochure for this when we rented our car and thought we would check it out. We took the full tour and it was interesting. Sarah Winchester started to build this mansion in the late 1800's and there was construction on the house for 24 hours a day until she died in 1922! It's something to see,... More 

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