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Winchester Mystery House
525 S. Winchester Blvd. San Jose, CA 95128
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Because Sarah Winchester had severe arthritis, most of the stairs on this tour are ideal for the elderly. There is one flight of regular stairs though and tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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The weather was California cool.. I wore slacks, sweater and comfortable shoes for walking..
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20 stars
attended Oct 31 2012

Walking around by yourself in the dark inside a huge, confusing, haunted mansion with just a flashlight was loads of fun! And the haunted maze outside was frightening! I nearly lost my voice from screaming so much. The make-up, costumes & set...continued

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attended Nov 03 2012

Going through the house was a little tricky with one controller and two headphones (check your headphones that both sides are working), the audio stations are easily located (though a little hard to see in the dark), but the home itself is way cool!

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attended Nov 02 2012

Definitely one of the best Halloween events in the Bay Area. The flashlight walk through the house is not too scary, but is kept interesting by various apparitions while going through the tour, which is modified to talk about observed hauntings...continued

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Maze Length: 40 Minutes

Guests at “Fright Nights” will have the exclusive opportunity to experience the revamped “Curse of Sarah Winchester Maze” – an interactive, multi-sensory gateway between Heaven and Hell which will be opened exclusively for visitors of “Fright Nights.” For a lifetime, Sarah Winchester built and rebuilt her house to avoid a treacherous curse and to escape her husband’s legacy of damnation. Those who perished by the Winchester rifle are seeking revenge, and are now ready to sacrifice souls before midnight strikes.   Visitors find themselves trapped inside a mansion empowered by the undead, traveling through the Corn Fields of Winchester Mystery House, into the haunted ruins of the family Graveyard and ultimately, a showdown with Sarah herself in the middle of one of her infamous séances. ** 


Tour Length: 35 Minutes

Tour the mansion as you never have before – on your own. Since her death, millions of people have visited Sarah’s home and many have reported sighting ghosts. Do the phantoms she communed with or perhaps Sarah herself still lurk nightly in the maze-like corridors of the Winchester Mystery House?   You’ll tour the rambling, mysterious mansion with only the moonlight, a souvenir flashlight, and your imagination to provide illumination through the bewildering labyrinth of rooms and stairways. Guests experience bone-chilling creatures and blood-curdling moments as they find themselves trapped inside the mansion empowered by the undead.

ABOUT THE WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE: The Winchester Mystery House is a California State Historical Landmark (#868) and was designed and built by Winchester rifle heiress, Sarah Winchester. The attraction is one of the top tourist attractions in the world and has recently been honored with the following accolades: World’s Most Haunted Places #2, Travel Channel; The Scariest Locations In America #3, HauntWorld Magazine; 10 Great Places To Get Spooked #5 USA Today.

About the Ticket Supplier: Winchester Mystery House's Fright Nights

Throughout September, October, and November, the grounds of the Winchester Estate will be transformed into the world's most terrifying Halloween experience. Filled with haunted walk-through attractions, roaming scare performers, and nightmare inducing tales, "Fright Nights" will once again be an open house visitors won't want to miss!