On September 5, 2022, exactly 100 years since Sarah Winchester—heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune—passed away at home in her bizarrely beautiful mansion, Winchester Mystery House will welcome guests to a Celebration of Life for Sarah Winchester. Tours open at 10 a.m. and all ticketed guests will receive a commemorative cabinet card and will be encouraged to leave flowers, cards, photos, and mementos in the front gardens that day. (Note: No open flames are allowed).
The Winchester Mystery House has inspired films, books, and television shows for 100 years. Beginning June 2023, Winchester Mystery House will unveil the Centennial Exhibit that explores the Winchester Mystery House’s effect on pop culture, and will feature original marketing materials, photos, and never-before-seen artifacts curated by the Estate’s historian. Run dates and tickets will be announced at a later date.