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Winchester Mystery House

525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
+1 408-247-2000
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Never seen a house like this ever before. Very unusual. Thought it would be boring but it turned... read more

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zorro181
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Dover, Delaware
Nice tour- Glad I did it.

I have been wanting to tour this house ever since I saw an episode about it on the Travel Channel... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kim R
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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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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  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
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+1 408-247-2000
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Reviewed today

Never seen a house like this ever before. Very unusual. Thought it would be boring but it turned out to be worth seeing.

Thank zorro181
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been wanting to tour this house ever since I saw an episode about it on the Travel Channel. Tour was approx. an hour. Our tour guide was excellent. Lots of stares and tight hallways. Loved all the windows and the "doors" and the...More

Thank Kim R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Vey informative and enjoyable tour, we also did the new "more tour" which goes into previously unseen areas (some needing a hard hat). House is bizarre though and you could easily get lost without the guides. Would advise booking tickets online in advance too.

Thank Patten R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Now on site parking is limited due to the crowd but cross street parking is easy all free and many but it fills up. You can spend a easy half day here in the gift shop tree filled wait area food eatery grounds walking and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went with our grandson, who had never been to the house-regular tour and the "And More" tour--which we thought was a great addition to the original tour. Our guides were fun and informative. Made reservations online ahead of time so no waiting in line...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were just in town for the day and we decided to spend the afternoon at the Winchester Mystery House. I had visited when I was a was a child and it was exactly as I remember it, with the exception of the extra property...More

Thank idyllbookgirl
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was very interesting discovering about Sarah Winchester and her crazy construction on her house. The tour was very good. The only problems were our tour guide spoke quickly so if you were at the back of the line you’d walk up after she had...More

Thank TraveltheWorldGirl1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This house is quite fascinating, and the guides do a great job of informing visitors of the history of the place. We took the regular tour and the "Explore More" tour after, and it was even more interesting than the main tour, but I definitely...More

Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family of 4 thouroughly enjoyed this tour. What a unique house, such a pity it is such a sad story to go with it. Was disappointed that we couldn't take photos. But regardless we enjoyed the tour.

Thank Kay343
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took two different tours and both were excellent. We started the day with the first tour and by the time we left it was packed. Loved the tours, both guides were excellent.

Thank Janice S S
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sdonnac40601
24 June 2018|
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Response from Tonia E | Reviewed this property |
Main tour little over hour, extended tour another hour. Great deal for only $10 extra $$
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GulfwayGirl
3 June 2018|
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Response from Stefanie T | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the tour you choose, but their hours of operation are listed as 9am to 7pm. Most of the day time tour start times seem to start at 9:20am and end at 3:20pm though. On Friday the 13th's and during Halloween I... More
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salmiddlet
7 May 2018|
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Response from Joshua S | Reviewed this property |
You pretty much stand for the whole tour. If somebody can't stand for over an hour and do multiple stairs it may not be an enjoyable experience. There really are no seats or benches on the tour as the groups have to keep... More
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