Showcase Costumes From The Upcoming Film

The final stop for many tours at the Winchester Mystery House is the Venetian Dining Room. Aside from its Italian motif, ornate ceilings, leaded glass windows, and marble fireplace mantle, the space now boasts the


Every Monday in October we’re going to feature a “ghost story” here on our blog. These stories are pulled from accounts contributed by various employees and visitors and documented in

Far East Designs in a Western Hom

Many know the Winchester Mystery House to contain some bizarre features. Doors that lead to nowhere, stairs that rise directly into the ceiling. All of this for seemingly

The Season of Long Shadows and Foreboding at Winchester Mystery House

Today marks the first day of autumn. For many people, it’s the season of vibrant fall colors, the swirl of falling leaves on cool winds and the crooked smiles of

On September 15, Walter Magnuson, General Manager of Winchester Mystery House, received a sneak preview of Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum, set to open on Monday, October 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A Sneakthief in the Winchester Mystery House

With it’s mostly perpetual sunshine, glorious beaches, pastoral farmlands and vineyards, cosmopolitan cities and beautiful national parks, most people don’t think of California as an ideal setting for a horror

Historic Garden Paths

One of my favorite places in the house isn’t actually in the house… it’s the surrounding gardens. When I visited the Winchester Mystery House for the first time, I envisioned

Gardens of Winchester

Dating back to when Mrs. Winchester was in residence in the late 1800s and up until her passing in 1922, the gardens of Llanada Villa (now known as Winchester Mystery

A Look Back at Sarah’s Two Conservatories

In the 1940s, the local fire department inspected the Winchester Mystery House and determined that a sprinkler system was necessary to protect the house in the event of fire. If you’ve been

Gifts, Goodies and Gumballs

Have you ever been to the Winchester Mystery House gift shop? The gift shop, now called The Mercantile, enjoyed a recent refurbishment that makes it so much easier to explore

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