"San Jose ~Winchester Mystery House" Top 5 Page for this destination California Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

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In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began one of the most oddest task till her death 38 years later by having her house constantly built on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to keep the dead spirits away from exacting revenge on her for her husbands invention, the "Winchester Rifle."

What can be said about being so superstitions that such fear can affect the very aspect of everyday living?! Goes to show you that money cannot buy you happiness. Although being one of the oddest architectural built Victorian homes, it still has that lasting beauty of a hardy era. This house encompasses about 6 acres so far, 160 rooms, 47 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms and 10,000 windows. The windows always encompasses at least 13 windows in a room, stairs of 13 steps that lead to no where.

When we took the tour the house felt errie and sad. You can almost feel it. While outside enjoying the gardens it almost felt someone was always watching you from every window.

There is lots to see here and you will get your monies worth in the tour, in fact that is the only way you can see because of the safety factor.
The house has many dangerous aspect to it since sometimes doors way lead to a drop off to the next floor or floors left undone. So stick to the tour!

California Historical Marker#868

Address: 525 South Winchester Boulevard
Directions: Near the Century Theatres on Winchester Blvd.
Phone: (408) 247-2000
Website: http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com

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  • Written Jun 13, 2009
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