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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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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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A Mystical Outing Worth Seeing

If you enjoy mystic adventures combined with an enjoyment in beautiful gardens and homes, well this is one attraction you should not miss. Easy to find. Might have a wait for your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lesley G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you enjoy mystic adventures combined with an enjoyment in beautiful gardens and homes, well this is one attraction you should not miss. Easy to find. Might have a wait for your tour but there is plenty to see and snacks to eat while waiting. The price is moderate but maybe too expensive for young children who will not appreciate... More 

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Thank Lesley G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here mostly because my husband loves history. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and I was pleasantly surprised myself. Very interesting place and great guide too!

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Thank Sportygrlusa
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the house tour and really enjoyed it. Our guide was very knowledge about this quirky house and shared many stories. It is a little pricy but if you have the time and like history you might enjoy seeing this unusual home

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Thank Darmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an interesting story, and a beautiful mansion. To think this woman, who wanted to be an architect, put her innovative thoughts, skills and money into her home. If you have the extra 90 minutes, do the mansion tour at a minimum. Well worth the money.

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Milpitas, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really don't like this place for me visiting this place was just a waste of time. First of all buy ticket and wait then follow the tour. There is nothing interesting except some funny things. I rather prefer to go some outdoor activities or shopping or visiting museum. There are so many things in the San Jose or Bay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been around 35 years since I'd visited the Winchester Mystery house as a kid with my family, and I've always remembered it fondly. Visiting Santa Cruz for a family wedding and realizing that San Jose was just a quick half-hour drive away was the perfect excuse to visit it again, and this time take my daughter! She loved... More 

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Riverbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house itself is a masterpiece, but Sarah Winchester must have been "a real whack case" I'm glad she wasn't my neighbor. They give many possible reasons for her behavior, but I just think she was rich and unbalanced.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something to see, if your in San Jose. It's a rather long tour, but it's such an odd house, you need the time. Ms Winchester was of high intellect, but obviously a little crazy...

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found out about Winchester Mystery House after reading the travel section in my Sunday paper. I am so glad we made the detour to San Jose on our way to San Francisco to visit Winchester Mystery House. We did the Mansion and Behind the Scenes tour (eerie). Our guide was terrific & informative with details of the house and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my wish list places. Our guide was wonderful. You could tell she loved her job. Tour was informative, not only about the house, but of the area & it's history. Very, very interesting. One of the best best gift shops I've gone to and extremely well priced. Small restaurant was very convenient and well priced. Ate before we... More 

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