HISTORIC GARDEN TOURS RETURN AS A TOUCH LESS EXPERIENCE FEATURING 20 STOPS THROUGHOUT THE ESTATE’S BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN GARDEN SAN JOSE, CA (May 13, 2020)—Winchester Mystery House announced today that it will reopen on Friday, May 15 with The Winchester Estate Self-Guided Garden Tour. While the Estate has offered garden tours throughout its history, the re imagined outdoor tour will be a completely touch less experience featuring 20 stops throughout four acres of the beautiful Victorian Gardens. Guests will be provided with a link to the audio guide and digital map accessible on their own devices upon check-in. Tours will be offered Fridays through Sundays and must be pre-purchased prior to arrival. Tickets are $19.99 for adults, $15.99 for seniors, and $9.99 for children, available online only at winchestermysteryhouse.com. All Garden Tour tickets holders will also receive a 50% discount to return when the Winchester Mystery House resumes mansion tours.
“We are thrilled to begin welcoming guests back to Sarah Winchester’s Estate with a phased approach focused on the safety and comfort of our guests and employees,” said Walter Magnuson, Winchester Mystery House General Manager. “As springtime blossoms abound, the Victorian Gardens surrounding Sarah’s mysterious home have never looked more beautiful. We are happy to offer an opportunity for guests to enjoy them with a zero-contact, self-guided tour complimented by informative visuals and educational sound clips. The strongest precautions are being taken to ensure the safety and health of our guests and employees, in accordance with city, county and state guidelines and protocols.”
Tour sizes will be restricted to those in a visitor’s immediate household and capacity will be reduced to ensure social distancing. All guests and employees will be required to practice social distancing and wear face masks. Additional precautions include hand washing and sanitizing stations throughout the property and enhanced cleaning of the estate. The gift shop and cafe will be closed; however, guests interested in supporting the Winchester Mystery House during this unprecedented time can visit winchestermysteryhouse.com/support-the-estate/ for more.