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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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Though not nearly as glamorous as The Hearst Mansion this house is definitely different in more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard F
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This place is AMAZING!!!!!!!!

The house was phenomenal!!! Went at night & felt I missed too much so I will be going again. SO... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Suzanne D
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Though not nearly as glamorous as The Hearst Mansion this house is definitely different in more ways than one can count and worth an exercising visit as there is much walking and stairs to climb. But you will probably never go thru a weirder house...More

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The house was phenomenal!!! Went at night & felt I missed too much so I will be going again. SO COOL!

Thank Suzanne D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first return to the Winchester Mystery House for 20 years. It's amazing how much it is now surrounded by developments. But, the house and gardens retain their charm and fascination. First the good, the Winchester House is a peculiar and rich with...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been curious to see the Winchester Mystery House since I first learned about it. The house itself is fascinating, and although the furniture isn't original, they've done a nice job preserving the interiors in their various states of decay. The tour itself was disappointing....More

Thank robandrea
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went there last night. I have lived in San Jose for many years, but had never actually been there myself. We took an out of town visitor. The rest of the family had just seen the movie "Winchester", so it was an appropriate time,...More

Thank krystynalett
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had visited a total of 3 times over the years but was glad to be able to take the extended tour. It actually explained a little more about some of the "mystery" to the house and possible reasons for the "stairs that go nowhere", etc....More

1  Thank Jean M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I finally made it to Winchester Mystery House; i’ve Wanted to visit since I was a kid. It is so very strange. I wish we were allowed to take photos inside the house, that is really my only complaint. So many oddities; doors that open...More

Thank msrlswan
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited this Winchester house many years ago and just brought back my kids. I totally recommend this place.

Thank Diana B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sarah Winchester’s famous home was a couple of different tours available. I was there on a weekday at 3 pm and the tour was not full. The gardens are beautiful and well marked. I found the house annoying with little quirky nooks and crannies that...More

Thank Kay D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most unusual attractions I have ever visited. Stairways going nowhere. Doors commisioned for thousands of dollars in the 19th centuary and never been opened. It is certainly worth a visit.

1  Thank Albert H
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GrandpaGeorge
7 February 2018|
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Response from Kim H | Reviewed this property |
It is across the street from Santana Row shopping area, in San Jose. San Jose is one hour south of the Union Square in San Francisco. Map application is great!
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Marina W
29 January 2018|
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Response from TracieJ23 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe because the movie opens this weekend?
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Fiteplantcity
3 December 2017|
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Response from Kay D | Reviewed this property |
It was about an hour and 15 minutes. Afterwards you are free to explore the grounds and gardens or visit the gift shop and small cafe.
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