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Winchester Mystery House

525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
+1 408-247-2000
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My daughter in law and I went today. The tour was awesome. So much to see, wish I had done the... read more

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gby247
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WAY over prices

An adult and a a teenager (2 adult tickets) for a mansion tour is $80! The most I would pay for the... read more

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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
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+1 408-247-2000
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Reviewed today via mobile

My daughter in law and I went today. The tour was awesome. So much to see, wish I had done the extended as well. I will be back. So much to see and explore. Not tiring at all since there is too much to see....More

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Reviewed today via mobile

An adult and a a teenager (2 adult tickets) for a mansion tour is $80! The most I would pay for the both of us for the mansion tour is $20... The tour was an hour long, which could have been shorter if they weren’t...More

Thank Bliss F
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Reviewed today

Our guide was great. I had taken this tour when my daughter was young and this time brought my grandaughter. She absolutely enjoyed. The story about how this was created is amazing. Was going to purchase shirts in the gift shop but found them to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Take the extended tour and plan to stay awhile! The house is INCREDIBLE! The house and its story are absolutely fascinating and the house itself is incredibly beautiful and historic. The gardens are absolutely beautiful as well. Unfortunately there is no easy way to get...More

Thank Erin V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I totally recommend doing the extra tour was a great tour with the 1st regular tour our guide gave alit if information and was such a nice guy. We saw a lot and was a lot of walking for sure our guide gave us alit...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

About a month ago I read about this place on Facebook never even thinking that we would be able to visit it a month later. Thanks to my daughter-in-law who drove us there! Both my son and I who had seen and read (me) the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely stunning. The tour guides are pleasant and knowledgeable on the history of the home. Take the extended tour to see more of the home. Worth the cost.

Thank Jamie H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a fun morning at the house and really enjoyed the tour. It was a last minute decision to go and didn’t know what to expect, but so glad we visited. Our tour guide was excellent - he was funny and knowledgeable. My 13...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It seems as though the main purpose of the Winchester Mystery House is just to take your money. Way too pricey to take the tour. Then they try to hit you for $40 to get the cheesy green screen photo. No real history as to...More

Thank Donna G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don’t miss this tour if you are anywhere near San Jose we did both the Grand Tour & the Explore More Tour and both were excellent (guides McKenna & Susan were both excellent too) we were in area to visit Hearst Castle (only get to...More

Thank anthony1930
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GulfwayGirl
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Stefanie T | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the tour you choose, but their hours of operation are listed as 9am to 7pm. Most of the day time tour start times seem to start at 9:20am and end at 3:20pm though. On Friday the 13th's and during Halloween I... More
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salmiddlet
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Joshua S | Reviewed this property |
You pretty much stand for the whole tour. If somebody can't stand for over an hour and do multiple stairs it may not be an enjoyable experience. There really are no seats or benches on the tour as the groups have to keep... More
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Ben G
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Megan H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but only every Friday the 13th and Halloween.
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