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, 5.5 million dollar, 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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09/18/2020

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Once again unlock the secrets and explore the mystery of the world's most iconic Victorian Mansion - the Winchester Myst...
09/17/2020

Once again unlock the secrets and explore the mystery of the world's most iconic Victorian Mansion - the Winchester Mystery House. We're open Wednesday - Sunday from 10AM - 5PM for the Self-Guided Mansion Tour. We hope to see you soon!

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It's been almost six months since the doors of the world's most bizarre mansion closed, and the spirits that walk these ...
09/16/2020

It's been almost six months since the doors of the world's most bizarre mansion closed, and the spirits that walk these halls are just as restless as you are. The doors to the Winchester Mystery House are wide open once more!

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The number 13 appears in more places than you might think. Mrs. Winchester had 13 California Palm Trees that line the dr...
09/15/2020

The number 13 appears in more places than you might think. Mrs. Winchester had 13 California Palm Trees that line the driveway known as Palm-Drive. How many can you spot while on the Self-Guided Mansion Tour?

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We're so excited to welcome you back to the Winchester Mystery House for the Self-Guided Mansion Tour! Before you go, pl...
09/13/2020

We're so excited to welcome you back to the Winchester Mystery House for the Self-Guided Mansion Tour! Before you go, please take a moment to review our health & safety guidelines to help protect you and our staff.

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Once again explore the 160-room mansion on the new Self-Guided Mansion Tour. The touchless, self-guided experience allow...
09/12/2020

Once again explore the 160-room mansion on the new Self-Guided Mansion Tour. The touchless, self-guided experience allows guests to independently navigate the world's most bizarre home and expansive estate. Tickets on sale now!

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Today is the day!
09/12/2020

Today is the day!

Tonight and tomorrow are the final nights of the Walk With Spirits Tour! Come enjoy this spooky nighttime experience one...
09/10/2020

Tonight and tomorrow are the final nights of the Walk With Spirits Tour! Come enjoy this spooky nighttime experience one last time before our operating hours move to 10AM - 5PM for the self-guided Mansion Tour opening this weekend.

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Beginning Saturday Sept. 12th, the Winchester Mystery House's doors will open once more for self-guided tours of the exp...
09/09/2020

Beginning Saturday Sept. 12th, the Winchester Mystery House's doors will open once more for self-guided tours of the expansive mansion. The Mansion Tour has been reimagined into a touchless, self-guided experience that allows guests to independently navigate the world's most bizarre home and expansive estate. Tour at your own pace in your own space. Tickets on sale now.

Operating Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 10AM - 5PM

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Beginning Saturday Sept. 12th, the Winchester Mystery House's doors will open once more for self-guided tours of the exp...
09/09/2020

Beginning Saturday Sept. 12th, the Winchester Mystery House's doors will open once more for self-guided tours of the expansive mansion. The Mansion Tour has been reimagined into a touchless, self-guided experience that allows guests to independently navigate the world's most bizarre home and expansive estate. Tour at your own pace in your own space. Tickets on sale now.

Operating Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 10AM - 5PM

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09/05/2020

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09/05/2020

Remembering Sarah Winchester on the 98th anniversary of her death with the ringing of her iconic bell tower.

On this day 98-years ago, Sarah Pardee Winchester passed away from heart failure in her sleep at the estate she had been...
09/05/2020

On this day 98-years ago, Sarah Pardee Winchester passed away from heart failure in her sleep at the estate she had been building for the previous 38-years. Today, we remember the innovative and generous woman that brought an extraordinary legacy to the Bay Area.

Join us on Facebook Live at 1PM as we honor Sarah Winchester with the ringing of her iconic bell!

The Walk With Spirits Tour takes guests around the darkness of the Winchester Estate while you hear ghostly tales from t...
09/04/2020

The Walk With Spirits Tour takes guests around the darkness of the Winchester Estate while you hear ghostly tales from the home's 97-years of haunted history. Our friendly tour hosts may give you some stories of their own! 👻

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09/03/2020

During the overnight Friday the 13th investigation by TAPS in April of 2018, one of their cameras unexpectedly shifted on it's own while set up in the attic. What do you think caused this?

Hear stories like this every Wednesday - Sunday for the Walk With Spirits Tour at the Winchester Mystery House.

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The Winchester Mystery House was once Sarah Winchester's Llanada Villa, which translates to "house on flat land." During...
09/03/2020

The Winchester Mystery House was once Sarah Winchester's Llanada Villa, which translates to "house on flat land." During construction and even to this day, Sarah's expansive Victorian gardens surround the mansion.

Come explore the gardens from 10AM - 4PM and 8PM - 11PM!

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The Winchester Estate is open today through Sunday from 10AM - 4PM for the Sarah Winchester Garden Tour, and from 8PM - ...
09/02/2020

The Winchester Estate is open today through Sunday from 10AM - 4PM for the Sarah Winchester Garden Tour, and from 8PM - 11PM for the spirits to awaken on the Walk With Spirits Tour.

Open on Monday September 7th from 10AM - 4PM.

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From 1890 - 1900, the heyday of the mansion's construction, the house rose from a two-story farmhouse to a massive seven...
09/01/2020

From 1890 - 1900, the heyday of the mansion's construction, the house rose from a two-story farmhouse to a massive seven-stories tall. Today, the highest point is this fourth floor balcony that once overlooked 160+ acres of Mrs. Winchester's farmland.

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Long-time maintenance worker Denny reported that one morning, after entering the water tower, he heard the patter of foo...
08/31/2020

Long-time maintenance worker Denny reported that one morning, after entering the water tower, he heard the patter of footsteps above. He ascended to let the trespasser know the three-story structure was off-limits. But the footsteps always seemed to be one step ahead of him, and, one floor above. His search culminated on the roof, with no one in sight.

Open tonight from 8PM - 11PM for the Walk With Spirits Tour!

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▪️ 24,000 square feet▪️ 10,000 windows▪️ 2,000 doors▪️ 160 rooms▪️ 52 skylights▪️ 47 stairways and fireplaces▪️ 17 chimn...
08/30/2020

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

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Walk With Spirits all weekend from 8PM - 11PM!Have you had any experiences at the house?Buy Tickets | http://ow.ly/PQem5...
08/29/2020

Walk With Spirits all weekend from 8PM - 11PM!

Have you had any experiences at the house?

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Let this photo be the beginning of the fall season at the Winchester Mystery House 🍁🎃Open all weekend from 10AM - 4PM & ...
08/29/2020

Let this photo be the beginning of the fall season at the Winchester Mystery House 🍁🎃

Open all weekend from 10AM - 4PM & 8PM - 11PM. Come visit and see our fall decor!

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Tour at your own pace in your own space on the Sarah Winchester Garden Tour and the new nighttime Walk With Spirits Tour...
08/28/2020

Tour at your own pace in your own space on the Sarah Winchester Garden Tour and the new nighttime Walk With Spirits Tour.

Open every Wednesday - Sunday from 10AM - 4PM and 8PM - 11PM.

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The most commonly reported supernatural occurrence is the appearance of a dark human-shaped manifestation. What seems li...
08/27/2020

The most commonly reported supernatural occurrence is the appearance of a dark human-shaped manifestation. What seems like an “are-my-eyes-playing-tricks-on-me” moment, may sometimes feel too real to ignore. Shadow figures or shadowy shapes that resemble people are purported to be seen roaming around corners, down long hallways, and appearing in windows.

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Address

525 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA
95128

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(408) 247-2000

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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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Pink princess
Any idea of when you all are going to do another "Live Security Footage" again?
I love this house...
I am enjoying the 360 tour. I can visit that 360 tour every day if I wanted to. I love it since I can't afford tickets right now. But I did feel spiritual presence. Very strongly.
Caught this face in the window at the Winchester tonight!!! Here’s the original and the enhanced edition 😵
You ever do a live walk through feed or live security feed and have something happen that numerous people saw and commented on?
Call me crazy. Here is a photo in that same window downstairs. And then one from far. If you zoom into the window downstairs on the far away one can you see Mrs. Winchester? I know there is a shadow from the flowers butt I see a woman In the far away photo. Or am I going crazy? Took these last night. Also had one of my peripheral visions too of a spirit in in the garden.
Crystal O
You guys should sell candles with the scent of your shop cause i love that smell!!! Id so buy a lot of of those candles!
can you please do a tour with your daily walk thru.. you do not have to talk.. but go up stairs you would not take on a tour.. it would be something to look forward to .. just peek into rooms so it feels like we there in that magical place for a few minutes
Has Mrs. Winchester ever come through in a seance or on a ouija board?
got married there in 1995...still married