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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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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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So interesting!

You will learn the story of the Winchester family, especially the widow Winchester who was addicted to adding rooms to the house until the day she died. Interesting home tour and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leesburg, Florida
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the tour of this mansion. The stairs that led to a wall or to nothing, doors open to space or to a wall or to another door, stairs that looked to be designed for a midget (or other tiny person). The history of the house, of the eccentric Mrs Sarah Winchester all were fascinating. I recommend spending a few... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will learn the story of the Winchester family, especially the widow Winchester who was addicted to adding rooms to the house until the day she died. Interesting home tour and fabulously beautiful gardens!

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Thank rrxing
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's been awhile since I last visited, but I remember what a great experience it was. Winchester Mystery House is a part of our American history, and right in our back yard. It may be a little intimidating for the younger kids but I think it was worth it. Now, if you really want to be spooked and intimidated, you've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently enjoyed the tour at the Winchester Mystery House with about 10 of my friends. I saw a few years ago, and there was more furniture.

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Winnie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the mansion tour and Evette was our tour guide! She did a great job (she is a history major at the local college). She told us lots of stories and facts about the family and the mansion - even a few ghost stories! It was all very interesting. We didn't purchase the "behind the scenes"'tour but you do... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the place with our daughter 14 and we found the place mildly interesting. You can spend a couple of hours and it can be fun if you like going around stairs and floors without much else to do. Not so mysterious after all, even though the story as narrated is very interesting. Go with low expectations and you... More 

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Johnstown, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The house and history is very interesting and my family enjoyed the Behind the Scenes portion where you go into the basement. My daughter is 9. But doing this attraction once is plenty. Guides were nice and gave a good tour. Skip the cafe though.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live in the area and have taken out of town visitors to this place many times over the years. It's worth a visit if you are in the area but I wouldn't make it a vacation destination. The history behind the house is very interesting and seeing the various rooms with their antique furnishings and weirdly built areas makes... More 

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Rio Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place I have always wanted to go. Great your guides are very knowledgeable. There is also a beautiful garden and gun museum on the grounds that are free to visit.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When I think of the "bucket list" or "one-of-a-kind" things people can do and see and experience, the Winchester Mystery house fits that list. Of course, your docent makes all the difference in the world, but if you arrive early - look at the Winchester Museum for 30 minutes of woodworking tools and iron products they used to make -... More 

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