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SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS TOURS Special Holiday Evening Tours on sale now!
Come celebrate the Victorian “Spirit of Christmas” at Sarah Winchester’s glorious mansion, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Enjoy dozens of trees & wreaths and over a thousand feet of garland gracing the fireplaces and stairways. The festive glow of 100,000 sparkling lights and the sounds of Christmas Music and Carolers warmly welcome you and filling the air and your heart.
Our traditional year-round 65-minute daytime tours of Mrs. Winchester’s 160-room mansion are offered daily from 9am-5pm and will have a touch of Christmas Spirit throughout!
Don’t miss our special holiday evening tours! Join our guided 50-minute “Spirit of Christmas Tours” through the festive Mansion and learn about the history of a Victorian Christmas at the mysterious Mansion along with the more philanthropic side of Mrs. Winchester, while the festive sights and sounds set you in the mood for the season. This is the perfect place to start a wonderful holiday tradition for the whole family. Our special holiday tours start at 5:20pm and are offered on the following evenings in December: 12th-13th, 18th-21st, 26th-28th. More Fun Activities:
- Santa Claus
- Christmas Carolers
- Victorian Characters
- Family Christmas Photos
- Hot Cider to warm you up
Don’t forget to stop in our Gift Shop for ornaments and gifts you won’t find anywhere else, such as vintage toys, Western items, jewelry and decorative glassware.
It’s the season to give!
Spread the joy and save! Bring at least 2 canned food items for Second Harvest Food Bank and save $3 off the day or evening admission! The Winchester Mystery House will also match whatever is brought in! Second Harvest Food Bank Drive: donate & save from 11/24 – 12/15/14.
(Limit one discount per person/ per item brought. Not good with any other offers. Valid for in-person purchases only.)
FLASHLIGHT TOURS Tickets for February, Friday the 13th are on sale now!
Since her death, millions of people have visited her home and many report the sightings of ghosts. Was the house built solely as a monument to the dead or do the phantoms Sarah communed with in life, or perhaps Sarah herself, still lurk nightly in the maze-like corridors of the Winchester Mystery House™?
The tradition of Sarah Winchester’s bizarre legacy continues...
Tickets for special events are available in advance online.
Special 55 minute Flashlight Tours of the Winchester Mansion are given every Friday the 13th and on select evenings in October. You'll tour the rambling, mysterious mansion at night with only the moonlight, a souvenir flashlight, and your imagination to provide illumination through the bewildering maze of rooms and stairways. But watch your back, Sarah could be waiting around any turn. This is one open house you’ll never forget.
With admission, also enjoy extra entertainment on the estate from awe-inspiring magicians, to balloon artists, to caricature illustrators! Entertainment varies per evening, all entertainment is included in the cost of your ticket - limited availability, first come, first served on items such as caricature art.
In 2015 we will celebrate Friday the 13th in the months of February, March, and November.
Due to the popularity of the Flashlight Tours, we highly recommend you purchase your tickets ahead of time. Tickets for February 13th are on sale now!
This event WILL sell out and when it does, tickets will not be available at the Box Office on the night of the event.
Friday the 13th Honorary Bell Ringing Ceremony
In tribute to Mrs. Winchester’s fascination with the number 13, celebrity Bell Ringers sound the old tower bell 13 times at 1300 hours (1:00pm) every Friday the 13th. Past Honorary Bell Ringers have included Dan Boyle from the SJ Sharks, Bela Karoyli and Shannon Miller of Olympic gymnastics fame, KRTY's morning hosts Gary Scott Thomas & Julie Stevens, and professional Ultimate Frisbee star Beau Kittredge from the San Jose Spiders. You can be the Honorary Bell Ringer!
For February 2015 we will give Winchester Mystery House fans the chance to be our special guest and “Bell Ringer”. If you want to ring the bell 13 times at 1300 hours on February 13th, enter our Facebook contest between 1/23/15- 1/30/15, and with a bit of luck we will pick you as the winner! The lucky one will also get a pair of complementary Mansion Tour Tickets.