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Bay Area LIFE: Winchester Mystery House offers most expansive tour in 20 years

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The Winchester Mystery House is offering its most expansive tour in 20 years. (KGO)

Sarah Winchester was a true woman of independence, drive, and courage who lives on in legend as a grieving widow who continuously built (and built and built) onto her initially small, two-story farmhouse to appease the spirits of those killed by the guns manufactured by her husband's firearms company. Today you can tour through 110 of the 160 rooms of Sarah's stately mansion, known around the world as the Winchester Mystery House, and see the bizarre attributes that give the mansion its name; a window built into the floor, stairs leading to ceilings, doors that open onto blank walls, a seeming obsession with the numeral "13," cobweb motifs, etc. Originally dubbed "Llanada Villa," the Winchester Mystery House is renowned for its many design curiosities, innovations (many ahead of their time) and paranormal activity.

Click here for more information on the Winchester Mystery House.

The Explore More Tour
The first all-new tour to be offered at Winchester Mystery House in more than 20 years, this exciting new experience takes guests to areas of the house never-before open to the public or which have been off limits for decades. Available only for a limited time, this all-new tour is presented in combination with the Mansion Tour which first provides a historical overview to Sarah Winchester and her incredible house.

Following the Mansion Tour and a brief break, guests embark on the Explore More Tour where they will venture from the very bottom of the grand manor to the rooftops, in-between visiting lonely corridors, dark hideaways and foreboding attic spaces.

For safety concerns children 10 and under are not allowed on the Explore More Tour.

Click here for more information on the Explore More Tour.

Address
Winchester Mystery House
525 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA 95128

To purchase tickets, click here.

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