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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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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Visitors can tour the house and gardens once owned by wealthy widow...

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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from the rest of the sights - worth seeing

Сame an hour before closing, however, I had the last tour. the entire building - it spontaneously built and overbuilt rooms, a total of more than a hundred. The guide told about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The back story of this Mystery House is quite interesting and the resulting house is just bizarre. This is worth a visit to see the numerous doors that open to brick walls or a drop to the floor below. This house is as much a part of California history as are the missions. But take it as that and no... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Winchester Mystery House is an excellent attraction, well worth the visit. The entire attraction is well organised and efficient. We followed the directions of its website and easily got there from central San Francisco using the train and public bus. The House is well staffed and provides employment opportunities for many locals and university students. The souvenir shop is... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Сame an hour before closing, however, I had the last tour. the entire building - it spontaneously built and overbuilt rooms, a total of more than a hundred. The guide told about the purpose of each room, and the history of the construction of the hostess. As a whole, I was pleased. Once you can gо.

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Anaheim, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the basic tour, at a cost of about $120 for a family with two children. Touring the house is anticlimactic. It's just a pretty plain old wooden house for the most part. Glad we got it off the "bucket list" but wouldn't ever go back...

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san jose, ca.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit with friends in from out of town. Actually, I was there when I was 13, and TWMH stil held a fascination of spirits, mixed with history, wrapped in a veil of truth/speculation/educated guesses. Some aspects of the story can be validated, much is speculated, making it no less interesting, however! The only down side was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I grew up in San Jose and had never been here so decided to visit on a trip back to see extended family. I took a bunch of teenage boys (my sons and their cousins) and my ten year old daughter. We enjoyed it and found some of the features very unique. We did the regular mansion tour which was... More 

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La Verne, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Grew up reading about the Winchester Mystery House in the Guiness Book of World Records - wow, finally got to see it! Very cool! We brought our kids here several years ago, had some time in San Jose so returned to see again. It is rather expensive but very interesting, especially if you like ghost stories and/or old homes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the afternoon at the Winchester Mystery house! It was very enlightening! We saw 110 rooms of the 160 that make up the mansion that the firearm dealers widow built over a long span of time. We chose to do the mansion tour, the grounds tour, and the behind-the scenes tour. The $42.00/person fee with military discount is quite... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great if you have kids with you - over priced admission fee - s/b $10-15 not $45 !!!! More like an amusement park exhibit - although the historical part was interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun tour that combines silly jokes, history, and a little mystery. Walking through rooms and rooms of the what could be Architectural Digest meets M.C. Escher drawing of the late 1800's. There are lots of ghost stories too that you can use to imagine a house full of life and life after death, if that is your... More 

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