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Winchester Mystery House

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Address: 525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128
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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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Very much enjoyed the tour. Carolanne was very knowledgeable and dealt very well with the annoying little brat that we had to endure in our tour group....personally I wanted to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Natalie C
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eccentric lady keeps building on to the house to fool the ghosts of people killed by husbands rifles, Guides are knowledgeable and try to sell you on the the ghost story. My tour was overcrowded requiring a lot of jostling to see everything.Very different. Stained glass was outstanding. Don't expect much in the way of Victorian pieces. Sparsely furnished Take... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Once my grandsons heard that I had taken their mom they wanted to also go as they had seen video of the house. During my 1st visit years ago with my daughter, we could take photos inside, this trip with the grands we were told ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOS were to be taken inside. Nowhere was it stated on the website... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very much enjoyed the tour. Carolanne was very knowledgeable and dealt very well with the annoying little brat that we had to endure in our tour group....personally I wanted to chuck him out of the door that went nowhere!

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Thank Natalie C
Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were late for our scheduled tour because of bad weather creating landslips and blocked roads. The staff had no problem with re organising our tour to a later time. \the tour was great fun and the guides were informative knowledgeable and fun. the house is so quirky, so full of interesting features, and has an interesting history. It is... More 

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Waterford, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the interior is odd with it's many passages, the exterior architectural details caught my eye. Some beautiful work. We had a great, informative guide during the tour.

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Thank Michael M
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Winchester Mystery House was amazing, it's definitely one of my favourite things I've done. Be sure to take the tour though and to not just gaze at it from the gardens. It's bizarre, I actually felt dizzy at one point. It has little hallways and rooms to the complete opposite around the corner and the story behind it all... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must go. Great place. I was alone, but I think it fits all ages. Interesting place, interesting stories

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Thank Efrat S
El Paso, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived late but the staff was nice enough to let me take the tour anyway. The house is interesting and well kept. I didnt note anything strange about my presence there but I still had fun. It is definitely a weird home, with really odd rooms. The gift store is also neat, there is alot to see there too.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house is beyond amazing!! While I wished I could've taken some photos inside the house, the photos wouldn't of done it any justice. While it was a little weird, there were some rooms in there that were very beautiful. Our tour guide was amazing and made the house even more interesting than it was and I thought that wouldn't... More 

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Thank Dawn V
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Several different tours so it never gets boring... a gem in our midst! I have been here multiple times with people from Europe, Asia etc. The tour guides always seem helpful

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