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Winchester Mystery House

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Address: 525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
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Visitors can tour the house and gardens once owned by wealthy widow Sarah...

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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Unique and unusual build

Home has some wonderful glass and woodwork with some really unique twists. If you are fortunate enough to go at the holidays the decorations are amazing. The gardens are also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Jose, California, United States
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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Home has some wonderful glass and woodwork with some really unique twists. If you are fortunate enough to go at the holidays the decorations are amazing. The gardens are also wonderful!

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have lived in the area and had never visited the Winchester Mystery House. One day we decided to take the tour. It last about an hour and was nothing more than walking through a large older house. Not very interesting and way over priced. I believe it was $30 per person.

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Monte Sereno
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently took an out of town guest (from England) to visit the Winchester Mystery house. We both really enjoyed the experience. Yes, it is campy, but that is part of the fun.

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Rowlett, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a bit pricy but the guides were excellent and were great in showing and explaning the events that transpired here

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Framingham, MA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the regular tour with my husband. This tour could be so much better-less theatrics & more info. When I questioned the guide about certain facts she admitted that their "knowledge" of the Winchester heir was just a guess. Most of what they are telling you is for the drama of it. Yes the house is quirky but it's not... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Would n't recommend this to any traveller. This is at best, a way to kill 2 hours or so if you are in San Jose. There is some interesting history about the lady who constructed the house and all, but dont expect anything spooky about it. I was incidentally there around christmas, so the atmosphere was a bit more festive.... More 

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Little Elm, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great tour on my trip to San Jose. The guides are very entertaining. It does get hot inside so you may want to plan to go on a day when it isn't as warm out. There is a lot of walking and odd shaped stairs - something to consider. The gift shop has several interesting items to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped off here enroute to Santa Maria. Had read a bit about the house prior to visiting and was interested to visit. While the tour was a bit pricey it was interesting to learn of the history and see the quirkiness of the buildings. The tour guide was knowledgable and entertaining but should wait until the entire group has assembled... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the tour very informative and interesting. We loved learning the history of Sara Winchester. My 11 year old can retell the tour very well so kudos to our guide who made her listen!! We would recommend this site to any of my friends traveling in the area!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit but thought the tours were kind of pricey. We took the grand and behind the scenes tours. Both were interesting and we were able to see a lot. Liked the behind the scenes tour because we were able to go in the basement and into some of the other buildings. If you have the time and... More 

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