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Winchester Mystery House, California

Winchester Mystery House

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525 S Winchester BlvdSan JoseCalifornia95128
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Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House in Santa Clara is an extravagant and eccentric Victorian mansion shrouded in mystery. 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. Among the home's architectural phenomena are a switchback staircase, miles of twisting hallways, secret passageways, 47 fireplaces, stairs that lead to the ceiling, two basements and five kitchens. Enjoy guided tours of the Winchester Mystery House and explore the mansion, beautiful gardens and museum. The Winchester Historic Firearms Museums has one of the largest collections of Winchester rifles in the country. Visit www.winchestermysteryhouse.com


Hours -

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)
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour: $27 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $24 (Children 6-12)
  • Annual Pass: $60
  • Mansion Tour: $30 (Adults), $27 (Seniors), $20 (Children 6-12)


  • Friday Nights at Winchester Mystery House
  • Flashlight Tours - Every Friday the 13th


  • Grand Estate Tour & Mansion Tour
  • Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Exploring Gardens & Maze
  • Winchester Historic Firearms Museums
  • Spirit Sightings

Purchasing Advance Tickets

You may purchase advanced tickets for the Winchester Mystery House online at www.winchestermysteryhouse.com or by calling 408-247-201. All major credit cards are accepted.


Since there are a number of stairs and steps and narrow hallways on the Mansion Tour, parts of the Winchester Mystery House are not accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. The gardens are easily accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.


Do they allow for photography and videotaping?

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.

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