Winchester Mystery House: What to See, What to Discover
The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester. Located at 525 South Winchester Blvd. in San Jose, the Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion is renowned for its size, its architectural curiosities, and its lack of any master building plan. It is a designated California historical landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is privately owned and serves as a tourist attraction. (Source: en.wikipedia.org).
What to see in this mystery house?
Come and visit the Victorian Gardens... step back into the 1990s with a stroll through a hundred of flowers that provides beautiful color throughout the year. These includes Mother Nature, Cupid, a cherub, hippocampus, Native American hunter, deer, egret and frogs.
Step in to the Historic Firearms Museums and explore one of the largest collections of vintage Winchester rifles on the West Coast. Here you'll find a history of the Winchester rifle, the source of Sarah Winchester's vast, but seemingly cursed fortune.
View the Antique Products Museum that has consumer goods on display, along with Winchester Product Company advertising posters, which show how these products were marked to the American public.
Guests will enjoy a variety of onsite activities from vintage arcade games and the all new Sarah's Attic Shooting Gallery and Arcade Games. Sharp eyed guests can take a rifle in hand to activate 38 known targets that unleash the supernatural.
What to discover in this mystery house?
Bring to light the mystery by choosing a tour from daily to seasonal. The annual Halloween Candlelight tour and the Friday the 13th Flashlight tour are conducted at night, featuring ghost stories recounted by former employees and guests. Ticket prices vary, but expect to pay around $49. For more info about the dates and admission prices, visit this site. Please be advised that advance ticket purchases are highly recommended.
Know before you go:
OPEN DAILY at 9AM | Closing times vary | Closed on Christmas Day
PARKING: Winchester Mystery House offers complimentary parking to guests. Parking is available in the front of lot with an overflow lot across the street. There are also lockers onsite for guests to put valuables during their tour.
LOCATION: 525 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128 |
If you are celebrating your Halloween in San Jose, this mystery house is a perfect destination for the whole family. Visit the official website www.winchestermysteryhouse.com for more info.
*** Winchester Mystery House will be closed on October 15-16, 2018 for a private event.