We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Winchester Mystery House

Address: 525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128
Phone Number: +1 408-247-2101
Website
Improve this listing
67%
Ranked #13 of 66 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Visitors can tour the house and gardens once owned by wealthy widow Sarah Winchester, who kept...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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.

Hotels near Winchester Mystery House

Write a Review

1,023 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    296
    390
    218
    87
    32
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sacramento, California, Usa
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A historic mansion nestled within San Jose. Tours run frequently throughout the day to show the mansions hundreds of rooms. Paid in the gift shop. Line can definitely get long. During October, night tours are offered. Staff is friendly and helpful. Price can vary if one elects to do the garden tour along with mansion. One can discounts in most... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The guided tour is worth paying for. It is an interesting house with lots of history and story of love. I am so glad that i took time to visit the place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The house has tours which are very organized and run by experienced guides. The house tour is 1 hour and 5 minutes. The guides make sure to stay on schedule becuse they start every 20 minutes. Each tour has aproximatlely 20 people. The house is very interesting with lots of history and the guides explain what you are seeing. This... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Espoo, Finland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited the house as a team event, had a private tour and did both the house as well as the behind the scenes. The house is really intriguing, one-of-a-kind. All the unfinished or unfurnished rooms just add to the atmosphere and the sadness of the story.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just visited back in November. Been dreaming of coming to this house for a long time. I was very excited. The tour disappointed me a little bit though. I think the price was about 24 dollars. And that was the least expensive option. It was somewhat informative. The guide we had was very energenic and knowledgeable. Didn't like the large... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palos Verdes Estates, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have heard of the Winchester Mystery House for years, and never stopped by. Our last visit, our hotel was across the street from the house, so we had to go in. As a lover of history, architecture and all things unique, this house was up my alley. Stairways to nowhere, seance rooms, a second story door that opens to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malibu, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had a fantastic time here with my visit. It's full of old world charm and history. In a nice location that's has places to drink and eat at. The house itself is beautiful and have a lush garden that you can tour. They give guided tours but there are many rooms that we cannot access. My favorite room in this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Well worth the time and money. Recommend spending the few extra dollars to see the behind the scenes tour as well as the regular tour. Of course, it depends on your guide as to the level/quality. Our two guides were very different, both knew their stuff, but very different personalities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saratoga, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I LOVE this place ! Very interesting history. The only thing I did think the tour was rushed too much.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The tour was interesting, loved hearing the history of the house (& poor mad Mrs Winchester). It is about a mile of walking and includes a lot of stairs- something for less able people to be aware of. Also, as a keen photographer I was disappointed not to be allowed to take photos inside the house. I did spend quite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Winchester Mystery House also viewed

 

Been to Winchester Mystery House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Winchester Mystery House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?