Uncover the secrets of the Winchester Mystery House
The Winchester Mystery House in Santa Clara is an extravagant and eccentric Victorian mansion with a curious past. In 1884, Winchester rifle heiress Sarah Winchester started construction of the stately 160-room mansion that would keep contractors and builders hammering until Winchester's death 38 years later. Our hotel near Winchester Mystery House gives you the chance to convenintely explore the home's architectural phenomena, including switchback staircase, miles of twisting hallways, secret passageways, 47 fireplaces, stairs that lead to the ceiling, two basements, and five kitchens. Enjoy guided tours and see the mansion and beautiful gardens for yourself from our conveniently located Winchester Mystery House Hotel.
Open daily, with the exception of Christmas Day, from 8 am to 5 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays the last Mansion Tour is at 7 pm.
Grand Estate Tour: $35 (Adults), $32 (Seniors), $30 (Children 6-12)
am i allowed to take photos while touring the mystery house?
Photography, video, and filming are strictly prohibited inside the Winchester Mystery House. However, taking pictures or videos is allowed in the gardens and outside estate grounds.
How long are the tours?
Tour through 110 of the 160 rooms of the Winchester Mystery House - from the Grand Ballroom to the Seance Chambers and experience the creativity that makes it's a mystery - a window built into the floor, staircases leading to nowhere, a chimney that rises four floors, doors that open onto walls, and upside down posts. Winchester Mystery House offers guided tours, including the Grand Estate Tour (2.5 hours), Mansion Tour (65 minutes), Behind the Scenes Tour (55 minutes), and Flashlight Tour (65 minutes). Flashlight Tours of the Winchester Mansion are given every Friday the 13th and Halloween.