Winchester Mystery House has been one of the Santa Clara Valley's more enigmatic attractions since the 1970s. The story began when Winchester Gun Company heiress Sarah Winchester came to believe that the only way to keep haunting spirits at bay was to build them a home with construction that never ceased. So she did just that! For over 30 years, she kept development going 'round the clock.
Within the 160-room mansion, you'll travel down narrow corridors and impeccably decorated rooms to come across stairways that lead to nowhere, doors that open to brick walls, and even windows in the floor. There are many questions about Mrs. Winchester and the architecture of her incredible mansion that will never be answered.
For the best experience, sign up for an estate tour, where tour guides expel an astounding amount of history—including a few ghost stories! Annual memberships offer the best rates available.
Winchester Mystery House
525 S Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128