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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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Great! Even included clothing from the new movie! Great place to take visitors! So much history! We... read more

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Jacqueline E
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We have the season pass and it’s well worth it. Not only do you get to go anytime, as much as you... read more

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cherylgriffin29
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San Jose, California
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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%
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  • 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great! Even included clothing from the new movie! Great place to take visitors! So much history! We had there several times before, but it was the 1st time for our 11 yr old grandson. He really liked it!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have the season pass and it’s well worth it. Not only do you get to go anytime, as much as you want, you are invited to many member only events.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a review of the basic tour (also included with the Explore More tour that I didn’t do) Positives: The outside of the house is absolutely marvelous & the garden was gorgeous. All the staff we met was great-our tour guide, Madison, was fantastic!...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were excited to visit the house, but upon driving up, it just seemed like a huge disappointment. I just envisioned something completely different. Not a house, practically on the freeway, surrounded by office buildings. And a chain link fence. With the entrance fee money...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The host who took us on the morning tour was a gem - she really tuned into our group and answered questions thoughtfully, without rushing. The afternoon host seemed in a hurry to get us through the tour. Maybe it was close to her coffee...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The house is cool, the story is cool, the finishings and architecture are cool, but if your tour guide is a dud, your tour will kind of suck. We visited in May 2018 and got the worst tour guide. She didn't seem interested in being...More

3  Thank TheSageTravelers
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I went to the Winchester mystery house I was really amazed by the beauty of the hous itself. I have lived in the Bay Area all of my life and have never been to the house until Apri. The house has a amazing history...More

1  Thank Gabriel L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been wanting to visit this house for as long as I can remember, so the money was well worth it to me. When you pay for entrance you can look around the grounds at your own pace before/after your timed tour. The tour itself...More

3  Thank katytate13
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh what fun...this is definitely a must see...every room is not only entertaining but a real work of art... I was surprised at the amount of unfinished rooms this never ending house contained

2  Thank Tamara C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was someplace my partner had wanted to go for years, so of course on our trip to San Francisco he insisted we make the drive down to see it. I had zero expectations walking in, as I knew very little about the house or...More

1  Thank Topher927
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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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Ben G
2 May 2018|
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Response from Megan H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but only every Friday the 13th and Halloween.
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AKoplo
22 April 2018|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
From San Francisco it is about 50 miles. From the airport it is more like 35-40. The Winchester Mystery House is right off Highway 280 at the Winchester Blvd exit. It is on the left side of freeway if you are headed siuth... More
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