Winchester Mystery House

Leanne and Kevin in San Jose in front of the Winchester House

The Winchester House is a very cool place to check out if you’re in the San Francisco / San Jose area. The house, which is really a mansion, was built by Sarah Lockwood Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester, who was the son of the Winchester Firearms Company founder.

After William’s death, Sarah built this bizarre mansion, with stairs that lead to nowhere, doors that open to big drops, and many other interesting architectural oddities. If you want to know more there are many articles and videos floating around the internet about the Winchester Mystery House (Wikipedia).

The Explore More tour tickets are not cheap, we paid $100 USD for two, but we felt it was well worth it. There is parking, but don’t take your motorhome there, you will not be able to park it there. We left Explorker2 in Sacramento.

The Winchester House
Visitors are not allowed to take pictures inside the house. We’re sure there are many business reasons for this, but it also makes visiting the Winchester House so much better because there are not many pictures to spoil it.
At the entrance of the Winchester House
This is the plaque at the entrance of the Winchester Mystery House.
The mini map of the property
We snapped a quick picture of the little map at the entrance booth. There are a lot of things to see and do.
The Two Explorkers 2017-11-27T11:41:01+00:00


  1. Victoria McDonald December 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, You were in my home town Leanne! Hope SJ was good to you! Safe travels and Happy Holidays!!

    • leanne March 13, 2018 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      Yikes! We had an issue with comments and I’m just getting to yours. Sorry! It was, we loved it! Thanks for having us!

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