The Winchester Mystery House

Monday, November 7, 2016
I've heard a lot of things about the Winchester Mystery House. Aside from it was featured on Travel Channel and Ghost adventures. I was excited to finally make my way to San Jose, California.

The architecture of this house is just stunning and very creative especially for the time it was built in. It has a good story wrapped up in all sorts of mystery and supernatural that had happen around the turn of the 20th century. It really makes the whole experience unique.

Brief history: 

In early life William and Sarah Winchester started their family in 1862, the couple’s life together was happy. Years had past their infant daughter, Annie, died of mysterious childhood disease. And then 15 years later added to Mrs. Winchester’s distress, her husband’s died  from tuberculosis. 

The Winchester Repeating  Arms Company

It is said, Sarah Winchester ask help from a spiritualist. The medium told her that the Winchester family had been hit by a terrible curse and was haunted by the ghosts of all those killed by the Winchester rifle. The spirits were seeking revenge, and the only way to soothe them was to build a house for them.  The ghost requested that never stop building the house or else - she will die!

The grounds are really well kept and it's fun to go through the gardens and around the house for free.

Mrs. Winchester headed west to build a home for herself and her ghosts. She found a perfect spot for her new home in the Santa Clara Valley.  A six-room unfinished  farm house three miles west of San Jose.  A job that would occupy her until her death in later years.

The Winchester Mystery House is known as “the house built by the spirits.


The side back view of the mansion.


One of the entrance of the house.


This house has 13 palm trees line the driveway,  13 bathrooms, most of the windows have 13 panes, a sink drain has 13 holes and so on.  Looks like  Mrs. Winchester is very superstitious.




I'm a big fan of paranormal investigation type of show. And standing in front of the most haunted mansion in America is over the top. Not a fan of doing investigation myself though - Pretty spooky!



They also offer a night tour if you are more into adventure. As for me I am happy being outside ha ha!

25 comments:

  1. I think I'd be a little scared to check it out LOL. I am very much into history so I think I'll be torn into directions. I would be curious to see but terrified to do so LOL. It looks like a fun place to go though.

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  2. Love the outside of the home, the views are so pretty. Not sure if I'm brave enough to visit it in the night time. lol

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  3. I would LOVE to visit there one day. I love the grounds and the building itself. It's so beautiful. Plus, I love mysterious places.

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  4. I have never seen such a gorgeous place before. I love the architecture and I love the colors. I would love to take the family there one day.

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  5. This mansion is gorgeous. I love all things spooky so I would love to take a tour of this haunted mansion!

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  6. WOW!! What a story! I love ghost stories, but I don't know if I would be brave enough to go there! lol! Beautiful ground though!

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  7. I didn't get the chance to go when I was in San Jose'. It's beautiful and I've read and heard so much about it; definitely have to get there next time I'm in the area!

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  8. Wow! That place looks like a real castle, I also love the ambiance in that place it's quite peaceful.

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  9. What a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. Or is it really peaceful? Lol. I would love to go one day.

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  10. I have always wanted to go and explore the Winchester Mystery House. It looks so pretty from the outside.

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  11. Wow, that is a beautiful home! I would love to visit there sometime. The landscaping is just beautiful as well.

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  12. The house is beautiful. I don't know that I could do a scary house to be honest. I know that paranormal stuff happens but I rather not be there to find out.

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  13. When I was a teenager we visited the Winchester House. It was amazing, and I have always wanted to take my kids and husband.

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  14. What a cool house! I would love to visit the Winchester Mystery House one day!!

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  15. if that's not the cutest little place, than I don't know what is! how charming AND I LOVE charm! II'll definitely have to make a stop there some day!

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  16. Sooo I'm going to need to see this in person. What a cool little place. Loving the outside decor!

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  17. That house is absolutely stunning. I just love all of the little details, from the architecture to the garden. Will definitely have to visit it one day!

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  18. I think I'll be happy being outside too! The architecture of this house is amazing. Love it!

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  19. Wow what an amazing place to visit. I have never been, but after reading your post and seeing all these beautiful photos. I would love to go.

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  20. I have heard of the Winchester Mystery House before. It is an interesting story and I would love to see this house some day. These type of stories are something my sons and I love to hear about and go see. Thanks for sharing these interesting house.

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  21. That's an amazing piece of work. If the inside matches the out, it's worth seeing.

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  22. I would LOVE to visit this house! It is gorgeous and right up my alley.

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  23. Wow! Mrs. Winchester was very superstitious! I would seriously love to visit the mansion as I would enjoy the intriguing mystery and history of the mansion. I think it is interesting how she had 13 of everything.

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  24. Omg what a gorgeous house!!!! I live in NY so I will have to add this to the places I must see!!!

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  25. For a "Haunted House" the outside looks so super serene with the pretty angel in front of the door. I have seen this house featured on TV but I haven't been there before, I will have to visit during Halloween and see if that mskes it 'extra creepy'. LOL :)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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