Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House This historic 160-room Victorian mansion was built by Sarah Wi******er, heiress to the Wi******er Rifle fortune. The many oddities gave the house its name.

This historic, beautiful but bizarre, 160-room Victorian mansion was once the home of Sarah L. Wi******er, heiress to the Wi******er Rifle fortune. Under construction 24-hours a day for 38 years, the mansion has many mysteries inside. There are doors and windows that open onto walls; doors that open to a 10 foot drop into the gardens; stairs which go nowhere; and employees and guests have reported

This historic, beautiful but bizarre, 160-room Victorian mansion was once the home of Sarah L. Wi******er, heiress to the Wi******er Rifle fortune. Under construction 24-hours a day for 38 years, the mansion has many mysteries inside. There are doors and windows that open onto walls; doors that open to a 10 foot drop into the gardens; stairs which go nowhere; and employees and guests have reported

Operating as usual

#FunFactFriday There have been many different activities that have existed since the Estate opened for tours in 1923. Di...
11/19/2021

#FunFactFriday There have been many different activities that have existed since the Estate opened for tours in 1923. Did you know the property once included a WMH Wax Museum? It was launched in the early 1960s. Here is a snap of a wax figure of Teddy Roosevelt!

#FunFactFriday There have been many different activities that have existed since the Estate opened for tours in 1923. Did you know the property once included a WMH Wax Museum? It was launched in the early 1960s. Here is a snap of a wax figure of Teddy Roosevelt!

#throwbackthursday to Hellen Mirren & Jason Clarke visiting the Wi******er Mystery House! The @winchestermovie is still ...
11/18/2021

#throwbackthursday to Hellen Mirren & Jason Clarke visiting the Wi******er Mystery House! The @winchestermovie is still available to stream on @Netflix - hurry and watch today 👻

#throwbackthursday to Hellen Mirren & Jason Clarke visiting the Wi******er Mystery House! The @winchestermovie is still available to stream on @Netflix - hurry and watch today 👻

If you had the opportunity to cook a meal in one of Sarah's 6 kitchens - what would it be? 👨‍🍳🍳🥘Tag in the comments who ...
11/17/2021

If you had the opportunity to cook a meal in one of Sarah's 6 kitchens - what would it be? 👨‍🍳🍳🥘Tag in the comments who you would invite to enjoy it with you!

If you had the opportunity to cook a meal in one of Sarah's 6 kitchens - what would it be? 👨‍🍳🍳🥘Tag in the comments who you would invite to enjoy it with you!

Planning a holiday event? 🎄🎅 Whether you are looking to celebrate a holiday party, corporate event or other special occa...
11/16/2021

Planning a holiday event? 🎄🎅 Whether you are looking to celebrate a holiday party, corporate event or other special occasions, the Wi******er Mystery House is the perfect venue!

Book by December 1st and receive a 15% discount on your venue rental.

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Planning a holiday event? 🎄🎅 Whether you are looking to celebrate a holiday party, corporate event or other special occasions, the Wi******er Mystery House is the perfect venue!

Book by December 1st and receive a 15% discount on your venue rental.

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Did you know Sarah Wi******er owned a houseboat? Here's a shot of the less detailed vessel of her home closer to the bay...
11/15/2021

Did you know Sarah Wi******er owned a houseboat? Here's a shot of the less detailed vessel of her home closer to the bay! It is said that she resided on the boat for a short period after the 1906 earthquake in hopes that is was a safer shelter while her San Jose house was under reconstruction.

Did you know Sarah Wi******er owned a houseboat? Here's a shot of the less detailed vessel of her home closer to the bay! It is said that she resided on the boat for a short period after the 1906 earthquake in hopes that is was a safer shelter while her San Jose house was under reconstruction.

WMH will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots starting tomorrow, November 15th! Guests that bring a unwrapped, new toy t...
11/14/2021

WMH will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots starting tomorrow, November 15th! Guests that bring a unwrapped, new toy to donate will receive 15% off per ticket (two ticket limit). Make a child smile this holiday season and donate 🎄❤️🎁

WMH will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots starting tomorrow, November 15th! Guests that bring a unwrapped, new toy to donate will receive 15% off per ticket (two ticket limit). Make a child smile this holiday season and donate 🎄❤️🎁

The Source Point Press comic book series by Author Joshua Werner is now available to purchase at WMH and comic book stor...
11/13/2021

The Source Point Press comic book series by Author Joshua Werner is now available to purchase at WMH and comic book stores nationwide! Step inside and uncover the secrets of the Wi******er Mystery House in this four-issue miniseries inspired by true events.

📖http://ow.ly/Yv6y50GMK7a

We like to think in modern times that Sarah Wi******er would have been a Swiftie ♥️ #13 #redtaylorsversion
11/12/2021

We like to think in modern times that Sarah Wi******er would have been a Swiftie ♥️ #13 #redtaylorsversion

A few weeks back, a gentleman decided to pop the question to this special lady in front of the house 🥰 The Wi******er My...
11/12/2021

A few weeks back, a gentleman decided to pop the question to this special lady in front of the house 🥰 The Wi******er Mystery House wishes you both a lifetime of love and happiness!

Do you have any special memories/moments at The Wi******er Mystery House? If yes, please DM your photos and stories for us to share!

The Wi******er Mystery House is honoring all first responders and military personal (past and present) with a free Daily...
11/11/2021

The Wi******er Mystery House is honoring all first responders and military personal (past and present) with a free Daily Mansion Tour ticket! Additional tickets purchased (up to 6) will be 40% off each 🇺🇸

Discount valid November 3rd - November 18th.
🎟http://ow.ly/AexM50GKWQ0

The Wi******er Mystery House is honoring all first responders and military personal (past and present) with a free Daily Mansion Tour ticket! Additional tickets purchased (up to 6) will be 40% off each 🇺🇸

Discount valid November 3rd - November 18th.
🎟http://ow.ly/AexM50GKWQ0

The Wi******er Mystery House features some very strange oddities like the door-to-nowhere. What purpose do you think it ...
11/10/2021

The Wi******er Mystery House features some very strange oddities like the door-to-nowhere. What purpose do you think it served Sarah during her time? 🧐 Comment your theories below.

The Wi******er Mystery House features some very strange oddities like the door-to-nowhere. What purpose do you think it served Sarah during her time? 🧐 Comment your theories below.

This stained glass window is thought to have been designed by Sarah Wi******er herself 🔍Peep the 13 glass "drops" in the...
11/09/2021

This stained glass window is thought to have been designed by Sarah Wi******er herself 🔍Peep the 13 glass "drops" in the design 😉 We know she would be thrilled to see others showing appreciation for her artistry!

Tattoo by: @omnomrapter

This stained glass window is thought to have been designed by Sarah Wi******er herself 🔍Peep the 13 glass "drops" in the design 😉 We know she would be thrilled to see others showing appreciation for her artistry!

Tattoo by: @omnomrapter

11/08/2021

Sneak peak 👀🎄

Who is ready for the holiday season to begin?

🎶Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay🎶My, oh, my, what a wonderful dayThis is Mrs. Wi******er's beloved dog Zip, this pup onc...
11/05/2021

🎶Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay
🎶My, oh, my, what a wonderful day

This is Mrs. Wi******er's beloved dog Zip, this pup once roamed the halls of this beautiful estate. Leave a 🐶in the comments if you think you love your dog just as much as we know Sarah loved hers.

🎶Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay
🎶My, oh, my, what a wonderful day

This is Mrs. Wi******er's beloved dog Zip, this pup once roamed the halls of this beautiful estate. Leave a 🐶in the comments if you think you love your dog just as much as we know Sarah loved hers.

Veterans Day is November 11th and The Wi******er Mystery House will be honoring all first responders and military person...
11/04/2021

Veterans Day is November 11th and The Wi******er Mystery House will be honoring all first responders and military personal (past and present) with a free Daily Mansion Tour ticket! Additional tickets purchased (up to 6) will be 40% off each 🇺🇸

Discount valid November 3rd-November 18th.
🎟http://ow.ly/PPbM50GGkZ2

Veterans Day is November 11th and The Wi******er Mystery House will be honoring all first responders and military personal (past and present) with a free Daily Mansion Tour ticket! Additional tickets purchased (up to 6) will be 40% off each 🇺🇸

Discount valid November 3rd-November 18th.
🎟http://ow.ly/PPbM50GGkZ2

A few weeks back, The Addams Family cast from the WVLO Musical Theatre Company stopped by the WMH to take some sensation...
11/03/2021

A few weeks back, The Addams Family cast from the WVLO Musical Theatre Company stopped by the WMH to take some sensational photos. Shows start November 6th and continue through December 4th at the Saratoga Civic Theater! 🕸🕷#edmondkwongphotography

🎟link: http://ow.ly/Qpe450GFyRy

Dia De Los Mu***os is a day of remembrance of friends and family members who have passed on. Here at Wi******er Mystery ...
11/02/2021

Dia De Los Mu***os is a day of remembrance of friends and family members who have passed on. Here at Wi******er Mystery House we are celebrating the lady of the house, Mrs. Sarah Wi******er, her husband William Wirt Wi******er and their daughter Annie as well as all of the caretakers that worked at her beautiful but bizarre estate.

Dia De Los Mu***os is a day of remembrance of friends and family members who have passed on. Here at Wi******er Mystery House we are celebrating the lady of the house, Mrs. Sarah Wi******er, her husband William Wirt Wi******er and their daughter Annie as well as all of the caretakers that worked at her beautiful but bizarre estate.

Thank you to each and every guest that scared their way through these halls during All Hallows' Eve! We can’t wait to ha...
11/01/2021

Thank you to each and every guest that scared their way through these halls during All Hallows' Eve! We can’t wait to haunt you again!

Thank you to each and every guest that scared their way through these halls during All Hallows' Eve! We can’t wait to haunt you again!

The Wi******er Mystery House would like to wish you a safe and Happy Halloween 🎃 Tickets are still available for our fes...
10/31/2021

The Wi******er Mystery House would like to wish you a safe and Happy Halloween 🎃

Tickets are still available for our festive Jack O’ Lantern Trail. Treat stations are set along the path creating a safe and fun trick or treat experience for the whole family!

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The Wi******er Mystery House would like to wish you a safe and Happy Halloween 🎃

Tickets are still available for our festive Jack O’ Lantern Trail. Treat stations are set along the path creating a safe and fun trick or treat experience for the whole family!

🎟️ http://ow.ly/6apT50GBXc2

Any plans for the weekend? Come hang out at the Wi******er Mystery House 😉
10/30/2021

Any plans for the weekend? Come hang out at the Wi******er Mystery House 😉

Any plans for the weekend? Come hang out at the Wi******er Mystery House 😉

Lost in The House Tour tickets are sold out this weekend but tickets are still available to stroll our festive Jack O' L...
10/30/2021

Lost in The House Tour tickets are sold out this weekend but tickets are still available to stroll our festive Jack O' Lantern Trail 🎃 Bring the kiddos to participate in a safe and fun trick or treat experience with treat stations along the path!

🎟️ Also Includes: The Lost in the House Light Show - a projection mapped light show that uses the iconic front of the mansion as a canvas.

Buy tickets 👉 http://ow.ly/wb7X50Gn1dQ

Lost in The House Tour tickets are sold out this weekend but tickets are still available to stroll our festive Jack O' Lantern Trail 🎃 Bring the kiddos to participate in a safe and fun trick or treat experience with treat stations along the path!

🎟️ Also Includes: The Lost in the House Light Show - a projection mapped light show that uses the iconic front of the mansion as a canvas.

Buy tickets 👉 http://ow.ly/wb7X50Gn1dQ

Have a spooktacular weekend!
10/29/2021

Have a spooktacular weekend!

Have a spooktacular weekend!

The FOMO will be 100% real if you miss All Hallows' Eve and the Aiden Sinclair performances tonight and this weekend at ...
10/28/2021

The FOMO will be 100% real if you miss All Hallows' Eve and the Aiden Sinclair performances tonight and this weekend at the WMH. Come out and enjoy the festivities - you will not regret it 🤝

🎟link: http://ow.ly/14Sh50GAv7c

10/27/2021

Aiden Sinclair performances start TOMORROW NIGHT! What is a better way to celebrate Halloween than a show at the WMH? (hint: nothing😉)

Do not miss out on your chance to see his two all new shows Cartomancy (7:30pm) and Necromancy (9:30pm). Tickets are still available on select nights so hurry and grab yours now before they are all gone!

🎟link: http://ow.ly/sWUd50Gu2or

Give 'em pumpkin to talk about 🎃
10/26/2021

Give 'em pumpkin to talk about 🎃

Give 'em pumpkin to talk about 🎃

Evening of Seance? Fate and Fortune Telling? Count us in 🙋🏻‍♀️🔮Join Aiden Sinclair at The Wi******er Mystery House this ...
10/25/2021

Evening of Seance? Fate and Fortune Telling? Count us in 🙋🏻‍♀️🔮

Join Aiden Sinclair at The Wi******er Mystery House this week and enjoy a night of wonder. Tickets are limited so grab yours today! Show dates include: October 28, 29, 30, 31st

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Evening of Seance? Fate and Fortune Telling? Count us in 🙋🏻‍♀️🔮

Join Aiden Sinclair at The Wi******er Mystery House this week and enjoy a night of wonder. Tickets are limited so grab yours today! Show dates include: October 28, 29, 30, 31st

🎟 http://ow.ly/2rq050GwMzQ

Noodle the Pug has spoken, and it is a Bones Day 🦴🥳 Come celebrate at The Wi******er Mystery House and enjoy this beauti...
10/23/2021

Noodle the Pug has spoken, and it is a Bones Day 🦴🥳 Come celebrate at The Wi******er Mystery House and enjoy this beautiful Saturday with us! @jongraz

🎟 http://ow.ly/2rq050GwMzQ

Noodle the Pug has spoken, and it is a Bones Day 🦴🥳 Come celebrate at The Wi******er Mystery House and enjoy this beautiful Saturday with us! @jongraz

🎟 http://ow.ly/2rq050GwMzQ

The Witches Cap 🧙🏼‍♀️- named for it's conical resemblance of a witches hat. Many famous mediums claim this room was "imp...
10/22/2021

The Witches Cap 🧙🏼‍♀️- named for it's conical resemblance of a witches hat. Many famous mediums claim this room was "important" to Sarah Wi******er, although we do not know what it was used for. How did you feel when you experienced the Witches Cap for the first time?

Lift your spirits👻 this weekend and visit The Wi******er Mystery House!Tickets are still available for All Hallows Eve!G...
10/21/2021

Lift your spirits👻 this weekend and visit The Wi******er Mystery House!

Tickets are still available for All Hallows Eve!

Grab yours here 👉 http://ow.ly/eWMq50C36Ef

Lift your spirits👻 this weekend and visit The Wi******er Mystery House!

Tickets are still available for All Hallows Eve!

Grab yours here 👉 http://ow.ly/eWMq50C36Ef

Dark & Stormy Night? Sounds like a perfect evening to visit The Wi******er Mystery House!Enjoy 30% Off All Hallows' Eve ...
10/20/2021

Dark & Stormy Night? Sounds like a perfect evening to visit The Wi******er Mystery House!

Enjoy 30% Off All Hallows' Eve tickets on select Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Max 4 per transaction
Dates: Oct 20, 21, 27, 28
🎟link: http://ow.ly/78p050GuNsF

Dark & Stormy Night? Sounds like a perfect evening to visit The Wi******er Mystery House!

Enjoy 30% Off All Hallows' Eve tickets on select Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Max 4 per transaction
Dates: Oct 20, 21, 27, 28
🎟link: http://ow.ly/78p050GuNsF

Shadows & secrets 👀Attend the All Hallows' Eve events TONIGHT!Purchase Tickets  👉 http://ow.ly/wb7X50Gn1dQ
10/20/2021

Shadows & secrets 👀

Attend the All Hallows' Eve events TONIGHT!

Purchase Tickets 👉 http://ow.ly/wb7X50Gn1dQ

Shadows & secrets 👀

Attend the All Hallows' Eve events TONIGHT!

Purchase Tickets 👉 http://ow.ly/wb7X50Gn1dQ

Season's screamings from the Wi******er Mystery House 🎃All Hallows' Eve, Lost in the House tour tickets are still availa...
10/19/2021

Season's screamings from the Wi******er Mystery House 🎃

All Hallows' Eve, Lost in the House tour tickets are still available for this weekend. Hurry and purchase before they sell out!

🎟link: http://ow.ly/sWUd50Gu2or

Season's screamings from the Wi******er Mystery House 🎃

All Hallows' Eve, Lost in the House tour tickets are still available for this weekend. Hurry and purchase before they sell out!

🎟link: http://ow.ly/sWUd50Gu2or

You might want to look closer while you explore the house during All Hallows' Eve 👀👻Daytime & Nighttime Tour tickets are...
10/18/2021

You might want to look closer while you explore the house during All Hallows' Eve 👀👻

Daytime & Nighttime Tour tickets are still available! Get yours now.

Buy Tickets | http://ow.ly/dL2N50BX1L2

You might want to look closer while you explore the house during All Hallows' Eve 👀👻

Daytime & Nighttime Tour tickets are still available! Get yours now.

Buy Tickets | http://ow.ly/dL2N50BX1L2

What it feels like walking through a microscopic spiderweb....🕷🕸All Hallows' Eve, Lost in the House tour tickets are sti...
10/16/2021

What it feels like walking through a microscopic spiderweb....🕷🕸

All Hallows' Eve, Lost in the House tour tickets are still available for tonight. Hurry and purchase before they sell out!

🎟link: http://ow.ly/zpxS50GqWT9

What it feels like walking through a microscopic spiderweb....🕷🕸

All Hallows' Eve, Lost in the House tour tickets are still available for tonight. Hurry and purchase before they sell out!

🎟link: http://ow.ly/zpxS50GqWT9

Address

525 S Wi******er Blvd
San Jose, CA
95128

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(408) 247-2000

Products

Self-Guided Garden Tour, Immersive 360 Tour, Video Access Tour

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The Wi******er Mystery House is the beautiful but bizarre mansion built by Sarah Pardee Wi******er, heiress of the Wi******er Repeating Arms fortune. Construction began in 1884, and didn’t stop for 38 years until her death in 1922. The architectural wonder and historic landmark in San Jose, CA was once the personal residence of the tragedy-ridden Mrs. Wi******er.

Haunted and tortured by the spirits of Wi******er Rifle victims, Mrs. Wi******er moved to California and built the dizzying Victorian-style structure with many odd and mysterious features. Doors that open to walls, stairways that lead to the ceiling, and many more oddities in the massive mansion. Featuring 160 rooms, 52 skylights, 47 stairways and fireplaces, 17 chimneys, 13 bathrooms, and 6 kitchens, the mansion is a staggering 24,000 square feet.

The mysteries and more are what has drawn over 12 million guests to visit the Wi******er Mystery HouseTM since it opened to the public in 1923.

Wi******er Mystery HouseTM offers daily “Mansion Tours” that guide guests through the famed areas of the house, and a deeper inside-look of the house on the “Explore More Tour”, which travels through areas that have been off-limits to the public for 90-years. Visit www.winchestermysteryhouse.com for more information.

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I just bought the Video Access Tour for $13.99 I look forward to viewing it. I love this house. I like that it's haunted. So cool. I love it.
Found some photos from a couple years ago, on my SD card. Hope you enjoy! Feel free to share, but please credit me. 🖤
This place is so totally unreal.
Wi******er, I saw this movie today, very strange and scary.
What a wonderful way to spend a Friday 13th. The 11pm 11/13 friday the 13th tour was wonderful!
My wife snapped this picture last weekend during our tour... what do you make of what appears to be two figures speaking to one another? Reflections? Apparitions? Imagination? Thank you for your hospitality, the grounds were amazing!
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Morning coffee with my souvenir mug. really enjoyed the tour I took this past week. Happy Halloween!
I would LOVE to work here 😍 Unfortunately I'm all the way in GA LOL
Meet the Ghost with the most
I came up for the Halloween Flashlight Tour on Oct 22, 2020. This is one of my pictures. There was nothing but furniture visible when we looked in the room but these smokey figures showed up on my picture.
Anyone selling their flashlight tour tickets? Need four! Thanks.