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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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Fun afternoon in San Jose

I had lived in the bay area for a few years, but never visited this until a vacation this year. It is fascinating. The tour is a bit pricey (we did the estate tour and behind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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San Jose, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I have toured this weird home numerous times in the past. The first time was before I moved to the area, and since then I have taken the house tour (with family visitors), the grounds and outbuildings and basement tour, and the flashlight tour (held on weekends near Halloween as well as on any Friday the 13th on the calendar).... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I had lived in the bay area for a few years, but never visited this until a vacation this year. It is fascinating. The tour is a bit pricey (we did the estate tour and behind the scenes tour). Our guide, Ashley, was wonderful. Be prepared to walk up and down many stairs! Watch out for the ghosts!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting house to tour and learn the history of. Once you see it and its interior you can definitely see why it lends itself to being haunted. And there are so many oddities with the architecture. The exterior of the house is beautiful and the fountains and gardens are nice to look at and hang out in... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Tour is a little pricey but we had a real tour guide. Our guide tried to interject humor and points of interest into her story, but it is a little scripted. The house is very interesting with a unique history and a very spectacular owner in Mrs. Winchester.

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Taft, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

great fun and a lot of history!! i went as a kid and had to return to show my kids. Everyone should take this tour.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have gone several times, but each time I notice something different. This house is truly extraordinary. Not only is it beautiful but it does have a haunted vibe. I will continue going until I get over it, but it hasn't happened yet! I highly recommend!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited the Winchester House after years of seeing it on TV for its crazy staircases, hundreds of rooms, and of course paranormal activities. You have to enter/exit the property through the gift shop. There are various tours, but we went for the house-only tour, which was still quite expensive. Our tour guide was great, leading us through about a... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We took the Grand Tour, which included the mansion tour and the behind the scenes tour. I really enjoyed this tour of the mansion as it covered a lot of ground and the tour guides were very informative. Allow 2.5 hours to complete the tour plus however long you want to take for the self guided tour of the gardens.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a very expensive place to visit, especially considering that there is a Great America just up the road that isn't much more for a day visit. However, this is also one of those unique attractions that you might only visit once or twice in your lifetime. And even though I hesitated spending as much as we did for... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family and I visited this "mystery house" in July 2015 and it was a bug disappointment. I have travelled to many countries and have seen a lot but this was way overrated and super expensive for what it was. Tripaadvisor rating was 4 which misled me to be believing it was worthwhile. Anyway, save your money and avoid this... More 

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Additional Information about Winchester Mystery House

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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