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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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Candlelight tour

Went with my 12 year old daughter! Our tour guide was super engaging and funny.. what could have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mona A
San Jose, California
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Fascinating Building, So-So Presentation

The Winchester Mystery House is super fascinating. I loved seeing Sarah Winchester's masterpiece... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Moses Lake, Washington
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
+1 408-247-2000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Winchester Mystery House is a great attraction and worth every penny. There is no mystery, except that Sarah Winchester was not completely sane. Don’t expect this to be like an amusement park, though. It’s an interesting story, the house is unique. But you definitely won’t...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I didn't find this to be as exciting as I expected. Mostly because we took the first tour when there was still light out. I think it would've been so much better had it been dark. My recommendation is wait until later in the evening...More

1  Thank EloisaGarcia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with my 12 year old daughter! Our tour guide was super engaging and funny.. what could have made the experience better was if ppl attending wouldn’t be drinking and interrupting our tour guide, made it kind of annoying.. other than that it was awesome...More

Thank Mona A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this house years ago and was fascinated by the history and supernatural element that drove Sarah Winchester to build this strange mansion. Ever since hearing about the candlelight tours offered for Halloween I have wanted to take one. Tonight my family and I...More

1  Thank aprilevans75
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Winchester Mystery House is super fascinating. I loved seeing Sarah Winchester's masterpiece and learning a bit about her sad, insane life. The grounds were beautiful. We went on the one-hour tour. I was excited to see all the mysteries of the house. I was...More

1  Thank Sunie9
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area for a soccer tournament and had an extra day to kill before traveling home. I did not expect much but, loving history and mystery like I do, this was a very fun way to spend a few hours. It takes...More

1  Thank tracy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here a few years ago and I loved this tour. The history and the guides were amazing! What a beautifully odd home

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this tour thinking it would be more of a tour of the house but using candles. I guess we didn’t read the website clearly enough because it is a cheesy, poorly designed “haunted” house. They do refer to it as a show —...More

3  Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The house was interesting and the background on the Winchesters was fascinating. Would recommend they consider adding a "technical" based tour that goes into more depth about the construction and innovation of the house (not in place...More

1  Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very excited to go to the Winchester Mystery House! But I think I was expecting more. I thought it was going to be a little spooky like on the new Ghostbusters. The stairs were very hard for me to climb-I am legally blind,...More

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Julie P
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Response from Wayne D | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think that would be a problem.
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Response from Kyaruzi | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Sunnyvale (my son and his family live there so that was our “base of operations” so to speak) but San Jose is a growing community and I would check out both trip advisor and other travel sites to find a place... More
Michelle W
27 July 2018|
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Response from pasandy | Reviewed this property |
The hotels near we found to be extremely expensive. We had a hard time getting one. We ended up doing about 15 minutes away and it worked out great. I’d say research around and find the best deal. We moved around quite a... More