A Very Victorian Thanksgiving

Most of us have grown up with the roasted turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and stuffing (jury is still undecided on the cranberry sauce.) But, where do many of these conventional Thanksgiving dinner items come from?

The Pandemic that Sarah Winchester Witnessed

Construction lasted for thirty-eight years on the Winchester Mystery House, one of North America’s most unusual and eccentric homes located in San Jose, California. Through the 160-room labyrinth-style mansion built by Sarah Pardee Winchester, there are many beautiful and extraordinary examples of the Queen-Anne Victorian Style architecture.

Flashlight Tours Return this March

Back by popular demand, Winchester Mystery House will host its popular Flashlight Tour for one night only on Friday, March 13th, 2020. Tours will be available from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. During the Flashlight Tour, guests will be guided through the mansion while they hear unnerving stories of the home’s haunted history.

Journey Through the Beautiful & Bizarre Winchester Mystery House

Construction lasted for thirty-eight years on the Winchester Mystery House, one of North America’s most unusual and eccentric homes located in San Jose, California. Through the 160-room labyrinth-style mansion built by Sarah Pardee Winchester, there are many beautiful and extraordinary examples of the Queen-Anne Victorian Style architecture.

Everything Old is New Again

In early January of 2020, the Winchester Mystery House completed an eight-month restoration of one of the oldest rooms in Sarah Winchester’s San Jose mansion. Called the North Dining Room, it’s believed to be the original dining room of the modest farm house that Sarah bought when she moved to San Jose in the mid-1880s, and it forms the nucleus of what eventually became her 160-room “mystery house.”

Room Restoration Solves Riddle

A room restoration at the Winchester Mystery House revealed a 100-year-old secret. Where did Sarah Winchester acquire her stained glass windows? An envelope hidden and preserved in a wall for over a century reveals the answer.

Rumored Hauntings at the Estate

Ahead of the upcoming Friday the 13th Flashlight Tour on December 13th, 2019, where guests will have the opportunity to explore the house at nighttime with nothing but a flashlight, let’s delve into some of these ghostly visitations and the types of hauntings that they may represent.

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