Centennial Celebrations


On June 30, 1923, the Winchester Mystery House officially opened its doors for public tours. In anticipation of the impending Centennial Celebration, Winchester Mystery House is announcing a host of exhibitions, programs, and events—including a one-of-a-kind 100th birthday celebration in June 2023—throughout 2022–2023.

Winchester 100 Anniversary Logo

Sarah Winchester Celebration of Life Event

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).

Sarah Winchester

Beyond the veil with James Van Praagh Event

Beyond The Veil
Sarah Pardee Winchester passed away peacefully in her bedroom at 10:45 pm on September 5th, 1922. 100 years later, when the veil between this world and the next is thinnest, renowned medium James Van Praagh returns to the Winchester Mystery House. On this hallowed occasion, twenty five special guests will join James as he walks the halls of Sarah’s home and attempts to connect with Sarah and the spirits that still call the Winchester Estate home.
*Please note this event will be filmed and all guests must sign media consent forms upon arrival.

Walk with Spirits Tour

In conjunction with the Centennial celebration, Winchester Mystery House has launched Walk with Spirits, an all-new intimate and interactive tour experience focused on spiritualism and paranormal.

Walk With Spirits

Unhinged Returns

Winchester Unhinged

Following a two-year hiatus, Winchester Mystery House’s popular immersive Halloween Haunt will return this fall with an entirely new chapter, Unhinged: Nightshade’s Curse.  

New Official Souvenir Book for Sale Now

The Winchester Mystery House Official Souvenir Book, last published over 30 years ago, has been updated in anticipation of the Centennial Celebration. The latest edition highlights Sarah Winchester’s story and her home with historic photography, recent renovations, staff stories and an overview of the influence the Winchester Mystery House has had on pop culture. The new book is available now for purchase in the Gift Shop of Winchester Mystery House and online.

Winchester Mystery House Souvenir Book

Menagerie Holiday Oddities Market

The Menagerie of Oddities & Curiosities Holiday Market

On Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, Winchester Mystery House will host the 4th Annual Menagerie Holiday Oddities Market. Featuring vendors selling strangely unique collectibles, antiques, and handmade wares—from taxidermy to dark art—the Menagerie Holiday Oddities Market is the San Francisco Bay Area’s official Oddities & Curiosities event.  All tour ticket holders that day will be provided access to the event.

More Centennial Celebrations to Be Announced throughout the year

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.


Countdown to The Centennial