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

As darkness falls on the Winchester Estate, we invite guests to hear haunted tales and explore the lonely halls of Ameri...
02/27/2020

As darkness falls on the Winchester Estate, we invite guests to hear haunted tales and explore the lonely halls of America's most famous haunted mansion on March 13th. The ever-popular Friday the 13th Flashlight tour returns in a few weeks!

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The Venetian Dining Room is one of the most beautiful rooms in the house. Complete with a low-hanging ceiling, and Itali...
02/25/2020

The Venetian Dining Room is one of the most beautiful rooms in the house. Complete with a low-hanging ceiling, and Italian motif, this was one area that Sarah Winchester would dine in!

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Sarah Winchester was seemingly obsessed with the number 13. What do you think - architectural coincidence or paranormal ...
02/23/2020

Sarah Winchester was seemingly obsessed with the number 13. What do you think - architectural coincidence or paranormal superstition?

The Friday the 13th Flashlight Tour Returns on March 13th. Explore the house at night! 🏠🔦👻

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Axe Throwing at the Winchester Estate is the only place to try #AxeThrowing in the South Bay! Have you hit the bullseye?...
02/20/2020

Axe Throwing at the Winchester Estate is the only place to try #AxeThrowing in the South Bay! Have you hit the bullseye?

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02/19/2020
Open Positions

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02/18/2020

Winchester Mystery House – Tour Guide Job Description
Job Title: Tour Guide
Department: Tours
FLSA Status: Full/Part-Time-Non-Exempt
Reports to: Tour Supervisor

SUMMARY: Conduct tours through the Winchester Mystery House. He/she must present a professional,
mature tour, following scripted information, in the allotted time specified. He/she must also perform light
house-cleaning duties between tours.

JOB DUTIES:
Tours
 Responsible for conducting tours through the Winchester Mystery House following scripted
material.
 Tours are to be delivered within a 65 minute time frame for Mansion tours, and a 60 minute time
frame for Explore More tour.
 All tours are to be given in a professional manner to groups of up to 26 individuals.
 Guides must be flexible in their deliverance of the script to accommodate for different tour sizes to
accomplish the ideal tour time.
 A strong understanding of the layout of the house and grounds.
Housekeeping
 Tour Guides must be able to do light housekeeping tasks unassisted.
 Cleaning tasks include sweeping, dusting, dust mopping, cleaning windows, vacuuming, and hard
hat cleaning.
 Knowledge of the cleaning room, and the proper tools and chemicals used for each job.
Masteries
 Each of the following tours will be mastered over the tour guide's employment:

o Mansion Tour
o Explore More
o Candlelight and Flashlight Tour

Responsibilities
 Keep updated with memos, newsletters, or any printed material given by management.
 Adjust to changes in the script, information and tour routes.
 Ability to perform any other job related duties given by upper management.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Skills and Background
 Public speaking or acting
 Time management
 Background and/or interest in history (history of San Jose preferred)
 Advanced communication skills
 Must be able to maintain a positive, cheerful disposition in a fast-paced environment and during
demanding times.
 Must be able to work overtime hours as needed.
Education/Experience
 Theater, teaching, acting, or tourism experience is not required but is a plus.
Job Type: Full/Part-time

02/18/2020

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Thank you to all of our guests, and to the one-and-only Aiden Sinclair for celebrating with the Ghosts of Valentine's!
02/16/2020

Thank you to all of our guests, and to the one-and-only Aiden Sinclair for celebrating with the Ghosts of Valentine's!

Tickets for the Friday the 13th Flashlight Tour are now on sale! Explore America's Most Famous Haunted Mansion at night ...
02/15/2020

Tickets for the Friday the 13th Flashlight Tour are now on sale! Explore America's Most Famous Haunted Mansion at night with nothing but a flashlight. Grab your tickets today!

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Tonight, the Ghosts of Valentine's invade the Winchester Mystery House with Master Magician Aiden Sinclair 🃏👻♥️Happy Val...
02/15/2020

Tonight, the Ghosts of Valentine's invade the Winchester Mystery House with Master Magician Aiden Sinclair 🃏👻♥️

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There is more glass at the Winchester Mystery House than the Empire State Building. How many times have you visited Sara...
02/14/2020

There is more glass at the Winchester Mystery House than the Empire State Building. How many times have you visited Sarah Winchester's stunning mansion? Locals Save 25% through March 1st.

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02/13/2020

Hear haunting tales and paranormal legends while exploring the dark halls of America's Most Famous Haunted Mansion. Join the Winchester Mystery House in a celebration of Friday the 13th! The Friday the 13th Flashlight Tour returns on Friday March 13th, 2020. Tickets will sell fast - get yours now! 🏠🔦👻

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New products have been added to the online store! Click the link below to shop the beautiful Winchester Mystery House pr...
02/11/2020

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02/10/2020

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While her impeccable gingerbread creation is no longer, the incredible & unique Christine H McConnell gifted the Winches...
02/09/2020

While her impeccable gingerbread creation is no longer, the incredible & unique Christine H McConnell gifted the Winchester Mystery House this one-of-a-kind piece! Something that will last a bit longer than gingerbread 😉

Have you ever had experiences that you can't explain at the Winchester Mystery House?Save 25% on Your Next Mansion Tour ...
02/08/2020

Have you ever had experiences that you can't explain at the Winchester Mystery House?

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Although the magnificent gingerbread creation by Christine H McConnell had to very sadly be taken down, the Winchester A...
02/05/2020

Although the magnificent gingerbread creation by Christine H McConnell had to very sadly be taken down, the Winchester Antique Product Museum has now reopened with a familiar house replica. You might recognize this from the Mineta San Jose International Airport 😀

In April of 2019, restoration work began on the North Twin Dining Room. Read more about the 8-month long project, and ho...
02/04/2020

In April of 2019, restoration work began on the North Twin Dining Room. Read more about the 8-month long project, and how a team of experts honored Sarah Winchester's architectural tastes in a modern-day fashion.

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The Winchester - Movie was released in theaters two years ago today! Have you tried watching the film after touring the ...
02/02/2020

The Winchester - Movie was released in theaters two years ago today! Have you tried watching the film after touring the house?

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Of the many unique rooms and architectural oddities in the house, the Witches Cap is a steady favorite among guests and ...
02/01/2020

Of the many unique rooms and architectural oddities in the house, the Witches Cap is a steady favorite among guests and caretakers alike. Locals Save 25% at the Box Office through March 1st!

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In two-weeks, celebrate Valentine's Day with an exclusive evening of paranormal haunts & illusions with Master Magician ...
01/31/2020

In two-weeks, celebrate Valentine's Day with an exclusive evening of paranormal haunts & illusions with Master Magician Aiden Sinclair. Tickets are selling fast - get yours soon!

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Have you tried your hand at #AxeThrowing yet? We'd love to see your axe-pert photos!Learn More | http://ow.ly/qpW450y0lv...
01/29/2020

Have you tried your hand at #AxeThrowing yet? We'd love to see your axe-pert photos!

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It can be challenging to be intentional about taking time off for fun & relaxation. Remember to plan a break on this #Na...
01/28/2020

It can be challenging to be intentional about taking time off for fun & relaxation. Remember to plan a break on this #NationalPlanforVacationDay. Is San Jose, CA on your list?

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01/26/2020

The more things change...😮

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

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The number 13 is a familiar occurrence throughout Sarah's mansion. Commonly seen on lamps, drains, stairs, and ceilings ...
01/25/2020

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?

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Parking Notice: There is a temporary gated construction area at the overflow lot directly across from the Winchester Mys...
01/25/2020
Hatton Garage Now Open | Santana Row

Parking Notice: There is a temporary gated construction area at the overflow lot directly across from the Winchester Mystery House. If our lot is full, please park at the Hatton Garage on Santana Row. As always, please arrive early enough before your tour to find parking!

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01/24/2020

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Mystery is a well-earned middle name for Sarah Winchester's labyrinth mansion. Last year, a 90-year-old riddle was solve...
01/24/2020

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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01/24/2020

Parking Notice: There is a temporary gated construction area at the overflow lot directly across from the Winchester Mystery House. If our lot is full, please park at the Hatton Garage on Santana Row. As always, please arrive early enough before your tour to find parking!

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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...
01/22/2020

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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Master Magician Aiden Sinclair returns this February! Celebrate #ValentinesDay with an evening of paranormal haunts & il...
01/21/2020

Master Magician Aiden Sinclair returns this February! Celebrate #ValentinesDay with an evening of paranormal haunts & illusions. Do you have your tickets yet?

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The spiderweb pattern is a common feature on windows and fireplaces in the house. What significance do you think it held...
01/19/2020

The spiderweb pattern is a common feature on windows and fireplaces in the house. What significance do you think it held to Sarah Winchester?

Full of architectural beauty in the Queen Anne Victorian aesthetic, Sarah's mansion also features some very strange oddi...
01/18/2020

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?

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01/17/2020

New year, new experiences! Axe Throwing - At the Stables is a memorable new experience at the Winchester Estate. Have you tried your hand at #axethrowing yet?

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with an Evening of Paranormal Haunts & Illusions! Plus, an Exclusive Paranormal Investigation ...
01/14/2020

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Unique from all angles 😮What do you think inspired Sarah Winchester to continuously build such a beautiful and bizarre h...
01/13/2020

Unique from all angles 😮

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

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What makes the Winchester Mystery House so unique? While you ponder that question, you may want to watch your head on th...
01/11/2020

What makes the Winchester Mystery House so unique? While you ponder that question, you may want to watch your head on this staircase to the ceiling.

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This Valentine's Day Weekend, travel into the world of Victorian Spiritualism with Master Magician Aiden Sinclair. Ghost...
01/10/2020

This Valentine's Day Weekend, travel into the world of Victorian Spiritualism with Master Magician Aiden Sinclair. Ghosts of Valentine's: A Theatrical Seance, is an audience-interactive evening of paranormal haunts & illusions.

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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...
01/09/2020

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

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01/09/2020

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with Master Magician Aiden Sinclair this February 14th & 15th. Ghosts of Valentines: A Theatri...
01/07/2020

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01/06/2020

We've come a long way! 133 years after construction began, the Winchester Mystery House has undergone some drastic changes. What stands today is just a glimpse into the mind of Sarah Winchester.

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01/04/2020

The Winchester Mystery House was one of the biggest inspirations for Stephen King in Rose Red! Have you seen the miniseries?

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01/04/2020

This year, we are sponsoring the closing night film for the 35th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

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Address

525 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA
95128

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 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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THANK YOU DANTE!!!! What an awesome tour guide you are. We hope we get you again the next time we come. You deff made our experience hella fun. ☺️☺️☺️☺️ #1,3,thirteen
just see a documentary of this incredible House on the tv channel History NL , really interesting and fascinating
I came to visit today. Ive been to this house since i was 6, im now an adult. When i come here, i feel i am home. Today on our tour, i captured this. Tell me i dont see what i think i see far right 😳👻👀
It was a fun time unhinged 😂😎
A HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: ===================== https://origin.cdbaby.com/cd/kevinfmontague25 I'm not uploading this to my YouTube channel in the full ensemble arrangement, because of outfits like mp3ify who like to sweep and pirate the contents of the YouTube channels with their computers. This is the almost studio master of my musical work titled "Tribute to a Wounded Spirit" minus all the sound effects and some other mixing issues which lead to the final master I'm selling on my CDbaby artist page. But to get into the spirit of Halloween and to encouarge sales, I'm uploading this until the end of October for each of you to hear who are part of my friends list. The song poem or story to the music opens with the sound of thunder and lightening signifying a windy stormy night as the carriage of Sarah Pardee Winchester comes flying down the road pulled by her horse. The storm is clearing as she pulls up to her mansion while unearthly sounds are heard all around her mansion. She gets out of her carriage and walks up the steps to her front door, creaking and all as the clock tower sounds off 12 gongs signifying it is midnight and that the spirits are about to gather in her house for fun and frolic for 3 hours until 3:00 PM when they must then leave. Along with this beautiful minuet music, you'll hear the workers constantly working to keep building her house like the Sayer told her with it all ending up outside for a moment to see the stormy sky. But then there is always that last door to walk through. Do you dare go through it as your heart beats heavy and hard while you open that last door? It's all done in a spirit of fun when I wrote this piece back in my college years and wanted to do an album titled The Mystery House, but I never really had any support with my music, so it never happened, even though I had the other opening music ready to go besides this piece. Enjoy listening to this. It sounds really good with studio quality head phones on, not ear buds. Make sure to buy a copy off my CDbaby artist page to play for your Halloween party to get your guests in the mood. Encourage others to make a purchase. I just picked up one more fan on Jango Airplay Radio who loved this and not only became a fan, but bought a copy off of CDbaby. The gals name was Teri Thompson. Thank you Terri for the support. Now if I only knew a way to get a few million of you to make the purchase, my house would be paid off. https://origin.cdbaby.com/cd/kevinfmontague25 Yours in music Kevin F. Montague BlueFire Music Enterprises https://youtu.be/wXeaFkgXB98
Hello I have one ticket for 8:40 PM tonight it is a link that I will send to you in an email. If you were interested I am selling it for $35. Unfortunately I just can’t go to the event anymore. If you’re interested please PM me
Hello I have one ticket for the 840 time slot tonight for the unhinged event. I am fortunately can’t make it and so I’m selling my ticket for $35. It’s a email link. If you are interested please PM me
Hey, Winchester Mystery House, do you like these pumpkins I carved years ago?
Winchester Mystery House courtyard after hours 🎃
Had a great night at unhinged last night. I think tho... Something followed us home lol But had a great time. To the workers y'all did a great job
I love meeting people from around our mother Earth ☮️❤️🌍 Love my job!