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Winchester Mystery House

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Address: 525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
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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Quite a sight to see

We took the Grand Estate Tour for the mansion and behind the scenes. It was well worth the price to get the history of the home and property. The mansion tour lasted about 70... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
JanCado
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Novi, Michigan
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So I attended a BRN meeting at the Winchester Mystery House hosted by Nathan Emmett. This place is so amazing to hold a meeting or an event. It is so interesting to hear the legend of this house and so special to see the many rooms that are not even available to the public yet. They have just added this... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a fun tour with crazy stories, but I doubt that they are entirely true (further investigation after the trip indicated that some stories were at least partially made up), but it is still fun to tour the home, see the crazy architecture and speculate about why Mrs. Winchester may have gone to such crazy lengths to build and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting little journey through Mrs. Winchester's house. The tour was long, and somewhat exhausting. It was also a little over crowded. Tour guide was ok, but lacked authenticity.

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Thank Istenya88
Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a nice tour. We liked the behind the sences tour more then the house only tour. They also have a museum of the guns. They have a big gift area too. They were building a gun shooting video gallery when we visited there.

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Winchester Mystery House is a must see in San Jose. Sarah Winchester's story is facsinating and the house is so interesting and confounding. Take the house and behind the scenes tours.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful intriguing tour. One of the highlights of our San Francisco Trip. Our guide Olivia was wonderful. If you like mystery, guns, architecture then this tour is for you!!!

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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the Grand Estate Tour for the mansion and behind the scenes. It was well worth the price to get the history of the home and property. The mansion tour lasted about 70 minutes. It felt a little rushed, but we were able to see everything. Our tour guide was well-educated on the history and was entertaining and engaging.... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been twice - first on my own dime, then my company held an event there. And I saw things the second time that I either missed or was not shown the first time. Big fun!

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Thank Tres W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved coming here as a kid and couldn't wait for my kids to be old enough to bring them. The tour guides are well informed and the cost for a tour is decent, even for a big family like ours. The grounds are interesting to explore and the gun museum I'd rich with history. Sarah Winchester was a mysterious... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled to San Jose on business and were looking for something fun for the kids. The kids (mid teens) enjoyed the Winchester house and have continued to jest - "you have to go up to go down" Overall, a memorable experience that was fun for everyone.

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