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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 #16 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Type: Mysterious Sites, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Traveler Description: Winchester Mystery House was built by Sarah Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester. She married him in 1862 and was happily married to him... more »
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I went on July 23 for the one hour mansion tour. This is his favorite place. He loves haunted houses and anything about ghosts. I haven't been since year 2000. Our tour guide Tom was very knowledgeable. It was a little warm but not to bad. The house is so interesting, so strange to see the small... More

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Fresno, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This house is pretty awesome. Finally came here after MANY visits to San Jose. This was well worth it. Our guide was excellent, she was very knowledgeable about the house design and history. I had purchased the House Tour and it was roughly and hour from start to finish. This place is HUGE. Its over and mile of walking, 160... More

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Wonthaggi, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a well informed tour and our guide had fantastic knowledge of the house and in each and every room was giving our group lots of laughs along with history of the house and its owner. We were in the house for around 1 hour which was just long enough to see all of the rooms open to the... More

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

another stop up the coast, the house it self was odd, amazing, strange, but i had to see it. it was a good tour with alot of walking and even more steps . i thought it was a bit pricey for the 60 min tour and there was 30 people or so , sometimes you couldn't hear what the guide... More

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Well informed tour guide with plenty of interesting facts. 1hr tour was just enough time to see everything

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San Marcos, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had two ten year olds and a seven year old. The tour is just over an hour so it's great for their short attention spans! The tour guide was energetic and professional and we learned a lot. I'd recommend for sure!

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Scotts Valley, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I visited this place in the 1960's when it was truly an amazing adventure. It was small, just the House with no gift shop, etc. all the staircases to nowhere we're open along with MANY more creepy rooms. It was fun and exciting and the crowds were small. NOW it's a major tourist attraction with far too mmany people in... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I took an evening tour of the house in May. What a great place to visit! Being able to look at the windows up close alone was worth admission. So many of them are true and gorgeous works of art. If you like history and architecture then this is a good place to visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

For a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) it was well over $100 for the 65-minute tour of the house. We had to wait about 30 minutes for the tour to start and were able to see the gun museum and the beautifully manicured gardens. I had been to the mystery house when I was about 10 years... More

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San Jose, California
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19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went here to something local with our college-aged son. The main house tour is pretty interesting, as long as you are not expecting/hoping for any "haunted" aspect to it. It's more of a history-based tour, and we did find it interesting. Some parts of the house were very well preserved and the many unique and priceless Tiffany windows were really... More

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