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Winchester Mystery House

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The Winchester Mystery House is the beautiful but bizarre mansion of Sarah Winchester, heiress of the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune. Construction began in 1884, and didn't stop for 38 years. Haunted by the spirits of Winchester rifle victims...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While it is expensive, it is a good tour by clear speaking well trained guides, Its very well explained, interesting merchandise also.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your feedback on the tour price. We hope to see you back!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is surreal for sure and worth seeing. The tour is thorough and interesting and the takeaway is that I feel I know Sarah Winchester a whole lot more.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned about this house when I read "Winchester: The Gun that Built an American Dynasty" by Laura Trevelyan, a family descendent. It's not a great book, not well written, excessively snooty in tone and badly structured. Trevelyan apparently works with a lot of research...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lengthy review! We love hearing feedback from our guests, so thank you. We absolutely appreciate your visit and for taking the time to discuss online.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful and crazy all at the same time. Spent over 4 hours here and could of stayed longer. Took the regular tour and the explore more tour as well. Worth the extra $10.00 to see the basement and other areas not seen on the regular...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you took advantage of the Explore More Tour. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this if you are in the area. It's an easy train ride from San Francisco, so access is simple. Our tour guide was exceptional. It's a good place to see how an eccentric woman spent part of her fortune, as well as a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed visiting.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our weekday morning tour with only about 10 other people. Sarah's story is interesting, and the house is certainly one of a kind. Our tourguide had the patter down right after about 9 months of experience, but we wish he would have slowed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! We greatly appreciate your feedback, and we will continue to discuss how we can improve the tour experience for our guests. This, of course, is not possible without feedback like yours. Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have gone to the mystery house before. But I think it’s so much fun to visit. Took the same tour as last time. We had a great tour guide she did such a great job and made it so interesting. The grounds And garden...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful architecture, fabulous historic tour and exquisite house/gardens. Loved our tour, learned a lot about house, Sarah Winchester and story of odd ball house. Quirky floorplan, stairs to no where, rooms and rooms galore. Definitely find the time to visit and enjoy!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the standard tour and also added the Explore More Tour. We all (mom, dad and two young teens) thought it worth the $10 more for the added tour. We only spent about three hours here. But, if you are a history or architecture...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back next time you're in the area :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took both tours and enjoyed both. If you like history, architecture or the eccentric this place is worth the stop! We spent a few hours and even met our daily steps having fun!! Teenager and up for visiting.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back soon!

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dorothyjane23
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Response from BlueyeBob | Reviewed this property |
I'm fairly certain they do.
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BUSTERBROWNTexas
March 19, 2019|
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Response from pilotman06 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say light rail and busses would be cheapest. Google says local 192 train goes between San Fran and San Jose. Site called flixbus has bus options.
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BUSTERBROWNTexas
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Response from olegsvn | Reviewed this property |
Simplest way is to use Uber. But it is not that spectacular, you may consider to spend time to something better
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