Winchester Mystery House will allow sleepovers, booze

This is an aerial view, taken in 1994, of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, Calif. The house, a maze of 160 rooms built by a firearms heiress to fend off pursuing ghosts. ((AP Photo/HO)

Big changes coming to a San Jose landmark, where overnight stays will be allowed for the first time.

The city approved an overnight permit for the Winchester Mystery House and will allow alcohol to be served there.

The 160-room mansion was built by the widow of the heir to the Winchester Rifle fortune.

She believed the house would protect her from the spirits of those killed by the rifle.

No word yet on when overnight stays will begin.

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