We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Winchester Mystery House

525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
+1 408-247-2101
Website
Save
Review Highlights
What a strange and wonderful historical site!

Let the tales of ghosts and the little old lady they drove to insanity take you on a supernatural... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
will s
,
Fountain Valley, United States
via mobile
Family with 12 and 8 year old - loved it!

We really enjoyed our tours of the Winchester Mystery House. The kids were enthralled. We did the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
AussieMia
via mobile
Read all 2,173 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
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%
Travellers talk about
“tour guide” (220 reviews)
“grand tour” (44 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
LOCATION
525 S Winchester Blvd, North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128-2588
CONTACT
Website
+1 408-247-2101
Write a Review
Reviews (2,173)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 2,084 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Let the tales of ghosts and the little old lady they drove to insanity take you on a supernatural journey to the past. As you take in the confusing corridors and the sheer size of this project, you’ll be transported to a time when the...More

Thank will s
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tours of the Winchester Mystery House. The kids were enthralled. We did the regular tour and the extended tour. Great tour guides.

Thank AussieMia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although enjoyable, we were not awestruck. Wear comfortable shoes, a lot of walking. The history of the Winchester Family and being in the mansion as it was being related, was the best part.

Thank peterfrenoman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my girlfriend for their tour. The tour is a little over an hour long and it takes you through a variety of rooms in the house. The also offer an 'Explore More' tour, which we didn't do. Pros: The grounds and house...More

Thank Cam O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to visit in San Jose. I like to bring guests there who are from out of town, so I've walked through it several times. I prefer the audio tour instead of the docent tour -- the audio tour is pretty well produced. My...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost the STAFF!!! they are very knowledgeable, im a historian and every question i asked they answered correctly, and then there was the ghost tour my GOD that was amazing aswell if your ever in the san jose area visit this place entrance...More

1  Thank Jerson F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This home is an interesting piece of architectural history. We wanted to visit, just to experience it for ourselves, after having seen the home and stories on the internet. It is a neat piece of property to tour. Take the folk lore for what it...More

1  Thank 2movinon
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've not been for over 12 years and the tour has definitely changed in that time, so it was worth a revisit. Do the extended tour which goes to extra places, you will not regret it!

Thank SiobhanEllis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved this. Tristen was our tour guide and she was worth 10 stars! She made the tour awesome. You need to know that you will sweat buckets! There is no air conditioning and few fans, to offer relief. I'd still go again.

Thank melissabbaker66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Very unique house with beautiful architecture and a cool story behind it. Doors that opens to nothing and stairs that lead to the ceiling. Mrs Winchester had a creative mind. The explore more tour was great and took us into the...More

Thank ssilva89
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Maggiano's Little Italy
574 reviews
.27 km away
Left Bank Santana Row
498 reviews
.32 km away
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
234 reviews
.26 km away
Amber India - Santana Row
130 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Santana Row
348 reviews
.37 km away
Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Center
72 reviews
.93 km away
Straits - Santana Row
22 reviews
.46 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
kokomo27
20 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
in my opinion, check groupon and google for coupons before you make your choice.
1
Vote
lizzyj180
1 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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.
1
Vote
Ewingsdoings
6 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
2
Votes