The gardens of Llanada Villa (now known as Winchester Mystery House®) have long been admired for their beauty and variety. Our landscaping team works to maintain many of Sarah’s original trees as well as over 10,000 box hedges and hundreds of varieties of tree and plant life. Step back into the 1900s with a stroll through the Winchester Estate’s Victorian Garden. Cherry Laurels, boxwood hedges and hundreds of flowers provide beautiful color throughout the year dotted with the original mythological statues including Mother Nature, Cupid, a cherub, hippocampus, Native American hunter, deer, egret and frogs. The Sarah Winchester Garden Tour offers guests access to the gardens for a self guided outdoor experience.
The Winchester Estate is excited to offer Axe Throwing – At the Stables. During each session, participants will experience a thrill as you throw axes at targets – aiming for a bullseye. After signing a waiver and 15 minutes of coaching from our axe throwing experts, you’re ready to throw! Private lanes available for groups of 10 and up.
The Antique Products Museum has many vintage Winchester® consumer goods on display, along with Winchester® Product Company advertising posters, which show how Winchester® products were marketed to the American public. After World War I, the demand for military arms in America was substantially reduced. As a result, during the 1920s the Winchester® Repeating Arms Company shifted production to a new and growing market – household and sporting goods. The exhibit also contains costumes from the Winchester Film ® worn by Hellen Mirren and Jason Clarke.
Guests will enjoy a variety of onsite activities, from the vintage arcade games and the all new Sarah’s Attic Shooting Gallery. Sharp eyed guests can take a rifle in hand to activate 38 known targets (one for every year the incredible mansion was under construction) that unleash the supernatural.