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Winchester Mystery House

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Address: 525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
Phone Number: +1 408-247-2101
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Visitors can tour the house and gardens once owned by wealthy widow Sarah...

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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Beautifully preserved, San Jose history

I have lived in San Jose for many years (more than I want to admit) and this was my first time to the Winchester Mystery House. Since I had family visiting I thought we'd go to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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San Jose, California
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Sammamish, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For 3 of us it was over $100 for a 1 hour tour. It was interesting but it's just an odd house with the story of the woman who owned it. The tour guide did a good job. We had about 20 people on our tour on a Friday morning. No photography is allowed and there are a lot of... More 

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Hawthorne, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was interesting to see a unique attraction that offered any type of history because San Jose is mainly known for silicons. I enjoyed the tour of the house because there's much to see in San Jose.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have lived in San Jose for many years (more than I want to admit) and this was my first time to the Winchester Mystery House. Since I had family visiting I thought we'd go to "Sarah's House". The house is well preserved and kept clean and orderly. We waited about 45 minutes for our tour time, but the wait... More 

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Carey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the gun museum to the gift shop and everything in-between, this place is a must-see! the tour guides are utterly fantastic, much of the house has not been re-touched - even the "Earthquake Room" is still as it was just after the 1902 earthquake. Take the behind the scenes tour, too!! the whole package is a bit pricey, but... More 

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Dayton, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the hour tour. Had a very animated docent who kept us engaged the entire time. She even went over the allotted time - did not rush us. Lots to see - very interesting history of Sarah Winchester. Yikes! She took the word "mourning" to a whole new level. The tour has a lot of steps to climb both... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family of four visiting San Jose during the month of October 2016. It was $50 per person, so not a cheap tour. We opted for the "scary" candlelight tour, but apparently it's just about the same tour as every time else. We were hoping to get a lot of history and background on the house, but we did not. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third time taking the tour and I brought my niece and nephew. They really enjoyed the tour and exploring the house. The tour seems to have changed from the first time I was here so it was an enjoyable experience. If you can avoid taking the last tour, you get rushed out of the store pretty quickly... More 

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Thank b4sence2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully maintained Victorian Mansion and grounds. A great piece of California history. Fun tours, we were on the complete package tour as we really enjoyed seeing the "behind the scenes" part too. Not spooky, just a look a a very lonely grieving lady who was truly ahead of her time in many of her home's comforts and was a kind... More 

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portland, or
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, this is kinda a cool thing. It is a bizzare, massive mansion with weird design features, stairwells to nowehere etc..... You can do the mansion tour for an hour which takes you through the house and then a separate in depth tour of the servant quarters etc... Can be kinda fun for kids as well as it is just... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a group including (3) kids; took both the house tour and the grounds tour. The guide for the house was newer, so they did not have as many 'stories' as did the grounds tour guide - who has been there for over a decade. A little pricey, but an entertaining 2-3 hours. The kids enjoyed the Rifle Museum and... More 

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