Although Sarah Winchester was reclusive she was never alone in the house. She had 18 servants, 18 gardeners, and the construction team working on the grounds 24/7. Sarah Met with the foreman to discuss the always evolving building plans. Every night she would visit the seance room to speak with the spirits who gave their input on the plans for the houses unusual design. The home currently holds an estimate of 950 doors, 10,000 windows, 40 stairways, 52 skylights, 47 fireplace, 6 kitchens, a trio of elevators and what once was groundbreaking elements like wool insulation. cab ride gaslights, electricity, indoor shower, and sewage drainage system.
The Winchester Mystery House became a landmark on August 7, 1972. Following Sarah’s death, the Winchester house was converted into a tourist attraction. The new owners kept trying to get a room count but kept coming up with different numbers, but they estimate about 160 rooms. The mansion is still owned by the family or families who purchased it from the Winchester estate in 1922, for $150,000, their identity just like the house remains a mystery.
Tourist can explore 110 of the 160 rooms the house has to offer, thanks to the lovely Sarah Winchester. The house even hosts special tours Halloween and Friday the 13th.
September: 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
October: 5, 6, 7, 11. 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
$49 General Admission
$42 Seniors (65+), Students, Military (with ID)
$39 Skeleton Key Club
$19 Children (6-12)
Sarah’s Spirited Supper-
It’s Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, guests will be treated to a Halloween themed four-course meal. There are only 20 seats available for this event but it also includes the Candlelight tour.
Pumpkin Mae’s Afternoon Tea-
Pumpkin Mae invites you and your ghoul friends to attend her first ever afternoon tea October 7, 2018, from 2-4pm. Guests who attend this event will be treated with Tea sandwiches, brie, granny smith, and fig jam on a mini croissant, pumpkin spiced scones, pumpkin cheesecake bites, and caramel apple galettes, with an assortment of fall, inspired tea. It also includes a daytime tour of the mansion an full access to the estate and mystic midway.
Halloween Trick or Treat trail-
Halloween trick or treat trail on October 27-28, 2018, from 1-5pm each child will receive a treat bag and trick or treat around the Winchester estate. costumes are encouraged for the whole family and there will be special photo spots around the grounds.
Will you be visiting this beautiful house and try and uncover all the mysteries it holds?