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Winchester Mystery House

525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
+1 408-247-2101
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Do not recommend.

0 friends 1 review 2.0 star rating 10/15/2017 I have experienced much better house tours. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Denmark, Maine

We've seen lots of tv programs about this famous house so it was fun to see it in person. I suggest... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brooksville, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
+1 408-247-2101
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Reviewed yesterday

0 friends 1 review 2.0 star rating 10/15/2017 I have experienced much better house tours. The guide was irritating. She was trying hard, but it was evident. The condition of the house was a disappointment. For the amount of money we paid, the house was...More

Thank nancytripp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've seen lots of tv programs about this famous house so it was fun to see it in person. I suggest paying a little extra for the basement tour. The guide and staff was fun and entertaining. They all seem to love what they do...More

Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've had a visit to the Winchester House on my bucket list for years but never quite knew if it was worth the price. Cutting to the chase, as someone who likes history and buildings, it was totally worth a visit though far more controlled...More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed 4 days ago

A fascinating Estate, but MANY questions left unanswered. It is bewildering that further research in the persona and character of Mary Winchester, her Family AND EMPLOYEES is unavailable. The fact that all the original furnishings have gone; and many of the rooms looked to have...More

Thank IMJetlagged
Reviewed 4 days ago

This house tour exceeded my expectations. We paid a little extra to do the basement tour as well as the regular mansion tour. The whole place was decorated for Halloween which made it even more fun. We ended up spending a good four hours here...More

Thank lansingisland
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a crazy fun tour to go on. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend visiting this place. I would like to do this again but do the tour and more.

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting tour & insight to the mind of the Winchester rifle widow. Beautiful home & gardens...

Thank Morris H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house, the oddity, and the history behind the Winchester Mystery House are great to see if you are into California history, gun history, or architecture/interior design of the early 1900s. This is very worth a visit as the structure itself and many of the...More

Thank Isaac H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was delighted to find the House open when I visited, but I did think the tour was a bit overpriced. The tour is very interesting and informative, but a bit on the rushed side. As we moved from room to room the guide would...More

Thank Anthea Atkins M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to visit this place since I was a kid. The house is very unusual and the story behind it is great, you really could get lost in there if you're not careful. The tour felt a little rushed and the group...More

Thank Sebastian825dlb
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21 January 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
in my opinion, check groupon and google for coupons before you make your choice.
1 January 2017|
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Response from canderson1958 | Reviewed this property |
You can get the tour the same day. We had a lay over when flying out of San Jose and just went over.
7 October 2016|
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Response from clearfield2016 | Reviewed this property |
One is given a junky flashlight to keep as part of the inflated price, its dark and spooky, you miss a lot just in view of the darkness. save your money, avoid the hype, go there on a sunny day. its not worth the extra... More