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Winchester Mystery House, San Jose

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Mysterious Site
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The attraction to Winchester Mystery House lies in its architecture and lack of any master building plan, as much as for its ghost stories. The widow of William Wirt Winchester, who built the house, began construction only after her husband died and left her a huge fortune. A medium told her this fortune should be used to build a house for the ghosts of the people who were killed by her husband's famous rifles. The architectural curiosities were added continuously from 1884 to 1922. Take a guided tour to learn all the quirky stories of the haunted rooms. Make a reservation online. To visit Winchester Mystery House on your holiday in San Jose, and find out what else San Jose has to offer, use our San Jose.
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  • This was a very interesting tour. It is a self guided tour, but there are plenty of workers there that are very knowledgeable about the history of the house. Tons of photo opportunities. Absolutely.....  more
    This was a very interesting tour. It is a self guided tour, but there are plenty of workers there that are very knowledgeable about the history of the house. Tons of photo opportunities. Absolutely.....  more »
  • Didn’t see any ghosts! 😏 My husbands not really crazy about spooky places or their claims but I really was fascinated about the history. My dad had a Winchester rifle and obviously the superstition....  more
    Didn’t see any ghosts! 😏 My husbands not really crazy about spooky places or their claims but I really was fascinated about the history. My dad had a Winchester rifle and obviously the superstition....  more »
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  • We loved our tour here and would do it again! J was our tour guide and was fantastic. This house is amazing in so many ways. The architecture, decor, history, and stories are incredible. This is a great activity to do with family or friends, and most ages and capacities would be able to do it. Note that there are stairs, but most are on only 3-4” risers and are very easy. There are some narrow spaces to navigate through but they are quick and easy. We can’t wait to go again!
  • This place is awesome. I recommend doing the tour and the more tour. Two different tours, kind of pricey, but so worth it. The first "normal" tour had about 14 people or so. The "and more tour" there were 4 of us. It was a lot more fun and interesting. But I loved seeing most of the house between both tours. The tour guides were awesome and hilarious. So glad we went.

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