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Winchester Mystery House

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Interesting historic home

I have done this tour a few times. I enjoyed it both times. Fascinating historical home with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whippymom
Entertaining tour of grand mansion

We took the basic one-hour tour of the Winchester Mystery House and enjoyed it very much. Our tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sfjon4
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The Winchester Mystery House is the beautiful but bizarre mansion of Sarah Winchester, heiress of the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune. Construction began in 1884, and didn't stop for 38 years. Haunted by the spirits of Winchester rifle victims...more
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525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a great time with the tour. Only wish I had known about the extended tour before hand, but that's OK. Got a discount for being a veteran, so I only paid $32. Easily worth the normal rate! Elaine in the gift shop, where I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have visited Winchester Mystery House three times and for some reason this time the tours are so packed all the people on our tour could barely fit into each of the rooms. It was extremely uncomfortable to the point where I probably would not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank KaraLand
Reviewed 5 days ago

The house was really cool, but if I knew that our car was going to get broken into, no way would I have visited. The only reason I'm posting this is so others will know and take appropriate actions. From what I gather, hoodlums lay...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Travis S
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Travis, First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We're so sorry to hear that you were a victim of this seemingly senseless crime. Unfortunately, the parking lots around the Winchester Mystery House are sometimes prone to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have waited quite some time to visit this house. Unfortunately we were in a group that included about 12 of the most inconsiderate young adults. Very loud and obnoxious. We were unable to hear or appreciate what we were seeing. They were even laughing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Boys4us
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience. We're so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience while on tour. It's very unfortunate that other guests caused you to have a negative experience - please accept...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and sister and I visiting the Winchester Mystery House this weekend, and it was such a blast! Our tour guide was the absolute best. His name was Jack, and he ended up being our guide both for the regular house tour and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank CassTeaElle
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting Mrs. Winchester's mansion! I'll make sure that the tour guide hears your feedback. We're happy you got to see the attic and basement...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been wanting to tour this house for years and it did not disappoint! The guides were friendly and full of information. We took the one hour tour and added the "Explore More" for an additional hour. The architecture and woodwork is amazing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JeffRose06
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review! We're so happy to got to see some of the strangest areas of the house by taking advantage of the Explore More Tour! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting this historic location is a must for anyone that can appreciate the past. Walking through the home allows you to see how things functioned in the past. The beautiful Tiffany stained glass windows are something to see. If I come back I’ll do the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tulipbonita
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time. We hope that you take advantage of the Explore More Tour at your next visit, as you will be able to see some of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done this tour a few times. I enjoyed it both times. Fascinating historical home with amazing details

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Whippymom
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We greatly appreciate your kind words! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the basic one-hour tour of the Winchester Mystery House and enjoyed it very much. Our tour guide, Jim, was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Not only did we see a large percentage of the house, but we learned a great deal about the history...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sfjon4
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We greatly appreciate your feedback, and we will discuss your comments in future meetings. We want our guests to have a great experience with us and the photos. Again, thank you so much...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited on a Monday afternoon, and were 2/4 people on the tour. Having an intimate tour meant we got to hear more of the stories and spend longer in certain rooms to check everything out. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 274shellyb
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time touring Mrs. Winchester's beautiful but bizarre home. Thank you for noticing the furniture, as a lot of hard work goes into restoring rooms...More

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Tamiele
26 January 2019|
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Response from Justrocio | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t experience anything like that but we went during daylight. I read reviews paranormal activities are mostly experience at night time. We enjoy it we took our 7yr old she like the house. Hope this helps
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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.
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Fearless65894993435
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
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