Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House    

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The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearms … See more

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May 17, 2024
Such a bizarre and fun place to visit! It's such a sad and weird story, and the house is fascinating. Our tourguide, Justin, was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions very patiently. I… Full review by Margy H
May 2, 2024
This is a truly unique house with a fascinating history. Everyone at some point has heard of it and familiar with the story but to actually see it is another experience all together. We had the last … Full review by Stephen F
Apr 6, 2024
Our guide Arizona, was great! The place has amazing architecture and stories! Many design elements that would be prefect for a modern house. The tour was great! Would love to go back again. Full review by Brenda M

Facts

Architectural style:Queen Anne
Opened:1922

Questions & answers

Q:
Do the tours run at scheduled times or can you just show up whenever and get on a tour?
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There are scheduled tours but you can show up and purchase the tickets. They run every 15 minutes
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I'm planning to visit in January. I want to book the mansion tour followed by the explore more tour. Are they both guided or …
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I'm planning to visit in January. I want to book the mansion tour followed by the explore more tour. Are they both guided or would we need to allot some exploration time? I want to book first available it's saying 9:20 for main tour and 10:50 for explore more - does that give enough time for the main one?
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It is guided the entire time.
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Is the Explore More Tour worth the extra money?
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Sorry for the delay there were I think 30 more rooms and a trip to the basement with the extended tour. We did not have that much time to spend there. Otherwise we would have done …
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Sorry for the delay there were I think 30 more rooms and a trip to the basement with the extended tour. We did not have that much time to spend there. Otherwise we would have done the extended tour.
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Visiting vegas in December is it possible to drive to the Winchester house?
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Yes = it's a long drive (500+ miles), but it is possible.
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What are your operating hours?
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Open daily from 10AM-4PM on weekdays and 10AM-7PM on weekends (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).
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