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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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Long told tale meets reality

We have heard the tale of the Winchester Mansion many times, and in many variations. After such an interesting tale.....stairs built to no where.....we have always wanted to visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have heard the tale of the Winchester Mansion many times, and in many variations. After such an interesting tale.....stairs built to no where.....we have always wanted to visit this famous house. Because we know that we will not be in this area again, we purchased the Grand Tour ($44 each). This tour includes the traditional house walk through, as... More 

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were a little concerned about our 10 year old son being able to get around in the home. He uses a walker for long distances and it became very difficult to keep up with our tour guide as the tour went on. One of the staff members was able to walk us through at our own... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The price is pretty hefty ($37) for an one hour tour of the house but it is an interesting place to visit. The craziness of the architecture and of Mrs. Winchester makes for a fun time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second time to the Winchester house! I think taking the your in the morning is better! The weather is cooler and not a lot of people.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had planned a trip with our 3 grandchildren ages 8,8 and 11. They had requested we visit Winchester "Mystery" house and had done extensive reading in preparation of our visit. Everything we had read made it seem like it would be a touch mysterious with maybe a ghost story or two thrown in for good measure. As it turned... More 

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

Had a blast here.. So much fun, so much to see, so interesting.. So much to learn about the place.. Must see place to explore and learn very educational so nice to learn about history close to home.

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After living in the Bay Area for 25 years my husband and I finally decided to visit the Winchester Mystery House. The house is unusual and very interesting to visit. We had a tour guide that was very knowledgeable, so she made our visit even more interesting. The gardens are also very beautiful and you get a separate tour guide... More 

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

This is a trip. Great tour and very interesting commentary. They have special midnight tours - which adds to the feeling! Be sure you are able to walk -

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You should definitely visit here two separate times. It's a great local attraction and a perfect place to take out of town visitors. First you should visit while it's not halloween, then you definitely have to come back during the Halloween Haunted tours. You'll be glad you did. The house is an amazing place, so fun so creepy and weird... More 

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OAKDALE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lady was fearful that people killed by the Winchester rifles, the source of their wealth, would come back and haunt her. She spent enormous amounts of money to trick them, her ce he title of this review. The number 13 is also used repeatedly!

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