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Winchester Mystery House

525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
+1 408-247-2101
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Great tour

Very glad we did both tours, house tour and explore more tour. Both guides provided great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Lots of interesting details

This house is full of interesting details and oddities. All of the rooms are smaller than expected... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shana L
Nebraska City, Nebraska
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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
+1 408-247-2101
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very glad we did both tours, house tour and explore more tour. Both guides provided great information on tours and answered all questions. Great information on the house and why it may have been built the way it was. Would recommend.

Thank brentb1166
Reviewed 3 days ago

This house is full of interesting details and oddities. All of the rooms are smaller than expected and one could get lost in the house if you wondered off. Wish we could have taken the more tour as it looked to explore many other parts...More

Thank Shana L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took two tours back to back, the first one was the regular tour the second was the explore more tour. The only bad thing was a heat wave and there of course is no air conditioning, so with a good size group of people...More

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been to winchester mystery house 4 or 5 times before but we heard they have a new never before seen tour so we went back. thoroughly enjoyed both tours and the new tour was worth the time and money. Get to see much more...More

Thank steve y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get there early in the day and you will find parking near the gift shop entry, else you must park in their lot across the street from the entry area. There is a very large gift shop and in the right hand center is the...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in San Jose, you should stop by the Winchester Mystery House to take a tour. During the day, take the guided tour to see the amazing wood work and bizarre designs. Have fun with switchback stair case that does not have steps...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had reservations about spending the bucks to see the Winchester Mystery house while in San Jose but family was visiting and wanted to see it. I had walked around the house a couple of weeks before we did the tour and saw the house from...More

Thank navyjim58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to tour this house on the way from Monterey to San Francisco. They have a tour, approximately 45 minutes, of the mansion. It was very enlightening if you like historical tours. I had never heard of the house but enjoyed finding out about Mrs....More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something to do that takes an hour and a half of your time, and you love history or historical buildings/properties, this is for you. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and the home itself is amazing with a very interesting...More

Thank LibertyTravelGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a weird house with staircases leading to no where. It's cool, but $30?!?! I live in an old house, I should start charging people! It's just overpriced, then you have the shooting gallery and souvenir shop to suck more money out of you. It...More

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Groupon has a 25% off coupon making it $26. I see on TripAdvisor that people have mixed reviews. Should you buy your tickets the day of, or look for coupons on Google? We will be in San Francisco for 10 days and are thinking about adding this to our agenda...
January 20, 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
in my opinion, check groupon and google for coupons before you make your choice.
Can you arrive on the day and get a tour or should you peer book your tickets?
January 1, 2017|
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Response from canderson1958 | Reviewed this property |
You can get the tour the same day. We had a lay over when flying out of San Jose and just went over.
Anyone do the Halloween candlelight tour?
October 6, 2016|
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Response from clearfield2016 | Reviewed this property |
One is given a junky flashlight to keep as part of the inflated price, its dark and spooky, you miss a lot just in view of the darkness. save your money, avoid the hype, go there on a sunny day. its not worth the extra... More