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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 #17 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Bizarre and interesting at the same time. Not as creepy as I was expecting. The behind the scenes tour was great.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went here only husbands request and I balked a little at the price. We did the "cheaper" of the tour options, but still... All the same, I'm so glad I saw it. The house has many beautiful elements. I especially liked the textured wallpaper and beautiful windows.

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Boise, Idaho
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We are doing the full Mansion tour it is so much fun. It s better than I remembered. They even have a discounted meal with the tours..

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A lot of history revealed from touring this house. It is very interesting. The Winchester widow was a strange bird indeed, but her house was magnificent!

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Provo, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you have little kids I wouldn't recommend paying for everyone to go, but otherwise it's a really neat place and absolutely beautiful architecture and gardens. The tour was very interesting. If you're gonna do it, you might as well just pay for the whole thing and do the Behind the Scenes tour as well. Do it once in your... More

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Washingtonville, New York
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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Having already crossed the Bay for a ballgame, we decided to visit the 'mystery house' after some prodding of my twelve year old brother. The house did not disappoint. Filled with all sorts of oddities that provoke endless speculation, it's impossible not to see how this property has fascinated folks for a near century now. I will say that the... More

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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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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