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Winchester Mystery House

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We were the first tour of the day. (trying to avoid the heat ~ remember no AC in this old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved the history

Went as part of my vacation. The wait for my scheduled tour was a little long but enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 3 days ago

This is an interesting experience to do. Tour was a little over an hr long and the house was amazing. Our tour guide was excellent and a lot of fun. The house was set up for Halloween so there was spooky stuff all over which...More

Thank mbabill
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fun place to visit, very educational. Lots of history and interesting architecture. There are different tours, I like the night time one myself, but all are interesting. Wish there was a way to just go on your own. I understand why you can't, but would...More

Thank Cj B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have gone to the Winchester Mystery House a few times, once in candlelight Halloween time. I thought of it as fun, especially for my kids. Check the doors to no where and rooms with no windows and doors. It has a very interesting history....More

Thank tildeny
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The grounds are beautifully done, the restoration is amazing, and the tour guides arewere great! We had a great time!

Thank kitskornerdotcom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the first tour of the day. (trying to avoid the heat ~ remember no AC in this old house!) The entrance photo was fun...our group of 14 strangers bonded as we posed in very silly ways with the heavy rifles. Our guide was...More

Thank B S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I did the candlelight tour right before Halloween. We took the last tour which started at 10pm. Our group was about a dozen people big. It's not one of those haunted house that make you scream and run the whole time. There's...More

Thank JHhouse48
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very pleased with how informative the tour was that we took. I had no clue about all the things that went on in the house and what went on in the Lady's head to make her do what she did. I would recommend...More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went as part of my vacation. The wait for my scheduled tour was a little long but enjoyed the house/house. Didn't see or experience anything ghostly but still enjoyed it.

Thank techchick95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had really high expectations! I have great memories of visiting 30 years ago.... and sadly those memories of the tour are better than what I experienced this year. It was not terrible....our mansion tour with Elise was great. The “explore more” with Brenda was...More

1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of information, historical - would do the overnite special with teens . They had a souvenir shop as well

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7 November 2018|
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Response from eder01 | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot.
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27 October 2018|
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Response from 648alice | Reviewed this property |
it all depends on the tour, date, time.......the candle light tour was sold out weeks ahead, but that is only done at halloween time. but, on a saturday or certain events, it is just easy to buy online.
24 October 2018|
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Response from MommaAmp | Reviewed this property |
Try Groupon or the VisitSantaClara website, both offer discounts. The parking, gift shop, little museum, and snack bar area all have free access.