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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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Nice place to visit if you are around

The place with history and worth to visit if you have couple of spare hours. The house has some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Jose, California
Very interesting

I went this past Monday in the late afternoon. I did the main house tour and the "explore more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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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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525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
+1 408-247-2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The place with history and worth to visit if you have couple of spare hours. The house has some mystery stories around it and its design has some interesting aspects .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katoda
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went this past Monday in the late afternoon. I did the main house tour and the "explore more" tour which came to $54. They mentioned several times that even though the house is a nationally recognized historic building they get no funding from the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MollyF78
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a very interesting story on how the house became so odd. The docents are great, but for $39 per person, it certainly wasn't worth the price. Nothing creepy or spooky here, just some odd rooms, with furniture that isn't even the original stuff. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CA_dreamer__103066
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its a must visit once at San Jose. It has a rich history and is unique. There are specific hours of visits and tours as there are different categories, full house visits, upper floor visit, lover basement visit. You can also plan a special guided...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank shozab m
Reviewed 6 days ago

The House was a work of art, sort of a giant puzzle. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and articulated the history of both the House and Sarah Winchester beautifully. The garden is breathtaking in size, variety of flowers and trees and stone statues. Every...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mamawscookin1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to visit VERY historical and if your into Ghost stories not a bad place either. The tour was very interesting the ground impeccable kept visited during the end of October so there were night Ghost tours that i would have liked to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mario J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Billed as 'creepy,' or haunted or something, I found nothing creepy here. Eccentric little old lady with too much money builds ridiculous house with very nice grounds and extremely ornate furnishings and decorations. worth a trip if you have a couple hours to kill.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AskYosef
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reason with took the tour was that the 7 year old Granddaughter wanted to see it. Very interesting historical tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 62benb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, eccentric mansion with unique history. More popular than ever since the release of the movie which features many of the more famous parts of the house. You can opt for the ears tour as well to see more than the usual tours. Also occasionally...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank laker1rn4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found out about this place while looking through a visitors magazine at the hotel we were staying at in San Fransisco. Decided it may be worth taking a look, we had never of the Winchester Mansion or of Winchester rifles, that may be because we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Patsy S
3 December 2018|
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Response from Annette L | Reviewed this property |
Not that I’m aware of. It was breathtakingly beautiful. The tour guide was excellent. Very unique place, but does not have a “haunted” feel.
7 November 2018|
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Response from Kenneth L | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the Winchester House for that one. My guess would be no. There are some narrow spaces and tight spaces.
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