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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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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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I went there with large business team as lunch and fun activity. - not much to it except a big odd house - no real archtectural marvel - very expensive if i remember correctly... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Santa Clara, California
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Santa Clara, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I went there with large business team as lunch and fun activity. - not much to it except a big odd house - no real archtectural marvel - very expensive if i remember correctly - do not recommend to anyone, will not go again

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Going to the Winchester Mystery House is worth going to at least once. Though personally, I would be glad to go again and again! The house itself is beautiful and your interest is held throughout the whole tour with the interesting facts about the house, history, and facts about Sara Winchester. No paranormal activities happened while I was there, but... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We are a family of three and the basic tour cost over $90 even with a $3 per person off coupon found in a flyer. The house itself was interesting, but the real beauty is the outside grounds and house. Definitely not worth the high admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pricey tickets cost our family of four $116 and that's with finding a coupon online. Worth seeing once but would not spend that amount to go again. We wanted to see behind scenes tour also but spending $116 figured smaller tour would be just fine.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was exactly what I needed after a hectic week on the road for business. I went by myself on a weekend morning, so it was less about the spooky stuff and more about the history this time. But I can see how this would be great spooky fun on one of the Friday the 13th tours, Flashlight Tours, or... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We took the grand tour for 40$ per person. It was ok but definitely not worth the price, 10$ at most. It's just a house with a few weird features but nothing crazy.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit. The tour guides do a great job and gave us a lot of very interesting information. The grounds are wonderful. We took both the main house tour and the behind the scenes and garden tour. Loved both of them. The hype about "mystery" is just that - hype, but that isn't why we went -... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My teen daughter and I enjoyed walking in the gardens and taking the 1-hour tour of the house. The stories about the owner and the times were quite interesting to us. And, everyone else on our tour (about 16 people) seemed engaged too. It's pretty expensive ($30 each), but it was nice to do something different from other city tourist... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved the tour. Lots of fun facts and stories about the history of the house and its builder.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

You've seen it on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters, but those don't really make this place such a worthy adventurer of its own right, unless you do it on your own without the expectation that something COULD or MIGHT happen while you are there. It's not about any of that at all! It's about Sara Winchester, and a home she... More 

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