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Winchester Mystery House

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A must see for ghost hunter types!

I love old homes with interesting histories, this place wins that category. While the ticket was a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kimberly A
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Quirky and fun

I found this place to be very interesting. I was a little concerned that they might over-emphasize... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CraftyJenguin
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Maryville, Tennessee
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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 3 days ago

I love old homes with interesting histories, this place wins that category. While the ticket was a bit expensive you do get a very detailed long tour thoughout a majority of the house. You will feel satisfied at the end with the quality of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I found this place to be very interesting. I was a little concerned that they might over-emphasize the creepy factor of the house, but I was pleasantly surprised that they did not. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us several tidbits about Mrs. Winchester...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CraftyJenguin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The house tour was cool, but I feel it is a bit overpriced for what we got. It was interesting but not spooky at all.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank heatherm8700
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. The legends of Sarah Winchester remain mysteries, and many of our guests (and staff) have had unexplained experiences here.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a very interesting tour. I think the tickets are pricey but I’m glad we went but we will not need to go back. We really did enjoy the guided tour through the home and all the information about how it was built and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 221lindag
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback. We like to encourage our guests to check our social media and Groupon for any active discounts.

Reviewed 5 days ago

It is tired. I'm not sure it is worth the entrance fee any more. I would rather go to other places in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Geoff M
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 5 days ago

I think Winchester House is over advertised - it is not that much spectacular when you visit it comparing to the ads you may read about it. Yes, it has its rich history, it is a ridiculously big and entangled. Also, it is well maintained...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank olegsvn
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback on our advertisements.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was blown away by this tour. The guide was very informative and the ornate detail of this house was unbelievable. The story was ok and not a lot of the haunting was shared. Still highly recommend this tour and thought this was better than...More

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

Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done this tour many times in 13 years, but this tour was different, You can take non-flash photos now. The tour is about an hour long, you can bring water or any closed drink, no food. They do have a cafe there now,...More

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

Thanks for your review! The house truly is a mystery to us all. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit; hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to pop into this place on our way to Monterey from San Fran after watching the movie with Helen Mirren. We are so glad we did, this place is stunning and the weird and wonderful rooms with all their oddities make for a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brenden8575
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the movie and decided to visit. The Explore More Tour does add quite a bit more to the experience for only $10 when you bundle both tours together. Our "wheelbarrow ghost" has been spotted a few times...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful tour in this mystery house. “We love it” and also have firearm museum and beautiful garden.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mojim2019
Jacob G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Winchester Mystery House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your visit :)

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BUSTERBROWNTexas
20 March 2019|
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Response from pilotman06 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say light rail and busses would be cheapest. Google says local 192 train goes between San Fran and San Jose. Site called flixbus has bus options.
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BUSTERBROWNTexas
20 March 2019|
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Response from olegsvn | Reviewed this property |
Simplest way is to use Uber. But it is not that spectacular, you may consider to spend time to something better
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444briannas
25 February 2019|
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Response from BlueyeBob | Reviewed this property |
Yes, longer in summer
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