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Winchester Mystery House

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting place to visit once

This is an interesting place but I would only go once. Take the tour you get a lot of tidbits to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Reno, Nevada
An attraction but not for the paranormal enthusiast

Everyone in the paranormal community knows about Winchester Mystery House. It is a place of... read more

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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.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
+1 408-247-2000
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Reviewed yesterday

What looks like an incredibly huge mansion, turns out to be just that - incredibly huge. But it's also incredibly strange. This place makes GUILT look GREAT !!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an interesting place but I would only go once. Take the tour you get a lot of tidbits to the house. Once you've taken the tour rent the movie with Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke. I would also try find TV episodes that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheMargeaux
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everyone in the paranormal community knows about Winchester Mystery House. It is a place of intrigue which derived from the superstitious nature of Mrs Winchester - the heir to the arms manufacturer throne when Mr Winchester passed on - and the haunted spirits which died...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A pleasant and informative few hours , tour guide was professional and approachable, it’s great to see that the house has been kept and it’s history is being shared. Coffee shop was not expensive and had a good choice. As a non driving visitor I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic experience. The home truly is amazing, with stairs going to nowhere, seance room, and simply for the Victorian architecture. The tours are well though-out and it is a beautiful place to stroll outside in their gardens. The home is beautiful yet...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool house - interesting for the whole family! The movie "Winchester" is based on this true story of the history of the man who created the rifle and his widow who never stopped building.

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here twice, once in college (15+ years ago) and on a business trip in Nov 2018. I had a lot of fun - took both the regular tour and the behind the scenes tour. Glad I did - had a lot of fun....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Makes for a great pit stop on a road trip. Although not as spooky as the movie it’s an awesome place to check out all the hidden spaces, crazy stairwells, and mysterious halls.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are thinking about touring the Winchester house arrive early in the event you may need to wait to fit into a time slot. They can only fit 26 people per tour due to size of the rooms and passages you travel through. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Roxane N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting adventure. The guides do a good job explaining the history of the time period and the tragic losses that Sarah endured. The guides focus more on the everyday life at the mansion & constant construction than any spooky happenings - although...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Patsy S
3 December 2018|
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Response from msshields63 | Reviewed this property |
No, I'm afraid that if you are wanting contact with spirits, you should look elsewhere. The tour is primarily historical in nature, but extremely interesting.
7 November 2018|
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Response from msshields63 | Reviewed this property |
Given the course of the tour, highly doubtful that you could bring your dog. I would actually be a bit fearful for my dog. It's not an easy, breezy kind of tour and there's a lot of "unfinished" areas where he/she could... More
Mathew G
27 October 2018|
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Response from Kenneth L | Reviewed this property |
No, but I would recommend it unless you live quite close and can try another day. Be advised, we made reservations, then had car trouble but were able to reschedule up to a year from purchase. Our second try, I got sick but... More