Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House This historic 160-room Victorian mansion was built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester Rifle fortune. The many oddities gave the house its name.
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This historic, beautiful but bizarre, 160-room Victorian mansion was once the home of Sarah L. Winchester, heiress to the Winchester 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 sightings. It is believed that after the death of her husband and daughter, Mrs. Winchester was convinced by a medium that continuous building would appease the evil spirits of those killed by the Winchester rifle, and help her attain eternal life. - Tours Daily - Historic Firearms Museum - Antique Products Museum - Flashlight Tours - San Jose Attraction

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Happy #NationalPlanForVacationDay! Although we are not able to invite our guest over today, we hope to see you very soon...
01/26/2021

Happy #NationalPlanForVacationDay! Although we are not able to invite our guest over today, we hope to see you very soon. Take some time to relax and come take our Video Access Tour or 360 Tour.

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01/25/2021

The more things change...😮

How many times have you been in Sarah's ballroom?

Mystery is a well-earned middle name for Sarah Winchester's labyrinth mansion. Last year, a 90-year-old riddle was solve...
01/22/2021

Mystery is a well-earned middle name for Sarah Winchester's labyrinth mansion. Last year, a 90-year-old riddle was solved thanks to a combination of research and serendipity.

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A rare look at the front of the Winchester Mystery House before the 1906 earthquake shows a familiar view at Sarah Winch...
01/20/2021

A rare look at the front of the Winchester Mystery House before the 1906 earthquake shows a familiar view at Sarah Winchester's ever-changing mansion 😱

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01/19/2021

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The number 13 is a familiar occurrence throughout Sarah's mansion. Commonly seen on lamps, drains, stairs, and ceilings ...
01/18/2021

The number 13 is a familiar occurrence throughout Sarah's mansion. Commonly seen on lamps, drains, stairs, and ceilings like this one. What do you think - superstitious placement or accidental pattern?

Unique from all angles 😮What do you think inspired Sarah Winchester to continuously build such a beautiful and bizarre h...
01/15/2021

Unique from all angles 😮

What do you think inspired Sarah Winchester to continuously build such a beautiful and bizarre home?

Full of architectural beauty in the Queen Anne Victorian aesthetic, Sarah's mansion also features some very strange oddi...
01/13/2021

Full of architectural beauty in the Queen Anne Victorian aesthetic, Sarah's mansion also features some very strange oddities. Do you think the door-to-nowhere is a method to confuse the spirits?

01/11/2021

We've come a long way! The Winchester Mystery House has undergone some drastic changes. What stands today is just a glimpse into the mind of Sarah Winchester.

Frequently identified as a common spot where the "Wheelbarrow Ghost" is sighted, Steam Alley is one of the most well-kno...
01/06/2021

Frequently identified as a common spot where the "Wheelbarrow Ghost" is sighted, Steam Alley is one of the most well-known paranormal hot-spots in the mansion. Have you ever seen anything in the basement?

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01/04/2021

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Sarah Winchester's Daisy Bedroom - the room she was trapped in during the 1906 earthquake. Legend says that she had the ...
01/03/2021

Sarah Winchester's Daisy Bedroom - the room she was trapped in during the 1906 earthquake. Legend says that she had the front of the house boarded up after the earthquake.

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The Witches Cap - named for it's conical resemblance of a witches hat. Many famous mediums claim this room was "importan...
01/02/2021

The Witches Cap - named for it's conical resemblance of a witches hat. Many famous mediums claim this room was "important" to Sarah Winchester, all though we do not know what it may have been used for. How did you feel when you experienced the Witches Cap for the first time?

Happy New Year from the Winchester Mystery House!
01/01/2021

Happy New Year from the Winchester Mystery House!

Sarah Winchester lost what mattered most to her in life - her husband and daughter. Left alone amidst tragic circumstanc...
12/30/2020

Sarah Winchester lost what mattered most to her in life - her husband and daughter. Left alone amidst tragic circumstances, Mrs. Winchester found hope and serenity in what would become her life's project.

It's been a long year, but we'll get through it. And soon we'll welcome guests back to Mrs. Winchester's legendary estate.

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38 years of constant construction, and a whole lot of oddities.• 24,000 square feet• 10,000 windows• 2,000 doors• 160 ro...
12/28/2020

38 years of constant construction, and a whole lot of oddities.

• 24,000 square feet
• 10,000 windows
• 2,000 doors
• 160 rooms
• 52 skylights
• 47 stairways and fireplaces
• 17 chimneys
• 13 bathrooms
• 6 kitchens

Sarah Winchester had multiple rooms dedicated to plants and flowers. This room, her South Conservatory, contains over 20...
12/26/2020

Sarah Winchester had multiple rooms dedicated to plants and flowers. This room, her South Conservatory, contains over 200 panes of glass to allow for natural light. How would you spend a day alone in this room?

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12/25/2020
WMH 13 Days of Christmas #13

On this 13th Day of Christmas, we honor Sarah Winchester with a tree designed specifically to represent her and the illustrious estate that she spent 38-years building. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the Winchester Mystery House!

12/24/2020
WMH 13 Days of Christmas #12

On today’s episode of the Winchester Mystery House 13 Days of Christmas, listen to on of our favorite scary ghost stories from Sarah Winchester’s basement!

Looking for something to watch with your family this holiday season? Check out the Winchester Mystery House Video Access...
12/23/2020

Looking for something to watch with your family this holiday season? Check out the Winchester Mystery House Video Access Tour and enjoy a virtual tour of Sarah Winchester's home.

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12/23/2020
WMH 13 Days of Christmas #11

Sarah Winchester’s unrivaled collection of stained-glass windows, which are kept safely in the 25K storage room, contain some of the most unique designs on the West Coast - some of which are thought to have been designed by Sarah herself.

12/21/2020
WMH 13 Days of Christmas #9

Marian Marriot, Sarah Winchester’s niece and personal secretary, lived on the estate with Sarah in what is knows as the “oriental bedroom.” This bedroom, with its hand painted wallpaper that was imported from Japan, contains some of the most fascinating details in the house.

12/20/2020
WMH 13 Days of Christmas #8

Enjoying a white Christmas is something that Sarah Winchester had the privilege of back when she lived in New Haven, CT; however, as you may know, it doesn’t snow all that often in San Jose. On today’s episode of the 13 Days of Christmas, learn about Sarah’s South Conservatory and the tree we have decorated in honor of Sarah’s wintery traditions.

12/19/2020
WMH 13 Days of Christmas #7

Sarah Winchester’s innovations for water conservation was far ahead of her time. She had multiple rooms dedicated for plants, each with a complex drainage system that allowed for the reuse of water. On today’s episode of the Winchester Mystery House 13 Days of Christmas, explore Sarah’s North Conservatory and learn more about her magnificent innovations.

12/18/2020
WMH 13 Days or Christmas #6

Sarah Winchester’s own personal journals show the great joy she found in gift-giving. Watch today’s episode of the Winchester Mystery House 13 Days of Christmas for a deep dive into Sarah’s on “x-mas list” while learning about her very own Carriage House.

12/17/2020
WMH 13 Days of Christmas #5

🎶 There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago 🎶

On today’s episode of the Winchester Mystery House 13 Days of Christmas, learn the long history of Victorian Christmas ghost stories. Be sure to tune in tomorrow to hear some of our favorite spooky tales from the Winchester Estate.

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12/16/2020

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San Jose, CA
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The Winchester Mystery House is the beautiful but bizarre mansion built by Sarah Pardee Winchester, heiress of the Winchester 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. Winchester.

Haunted and tortured by the spirits of Winchester Rifle victims, Mrs. Winchester 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 Winchester Mystery HouseTM since it opened to the public in 1923.

Winchester 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.
Winchester, 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.