Winchester Mystery House
$70.00 – $125.00
San Jose, CA
- Access to our entire Kit Materials Vault, with fun facts, multi-disciplinary project starts, worksheets, and a teaching manual
- Reserved space on our Master Explorers page
- Student Mansion Tour (Teacher Kit includes student and teacher tour)
- Ticket/reservation insurance and educational planning support
The Winchester Mystery House® is an architectural wonder and historic landmark in San Jose, CA that was once the personal residence of Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester and heiress to a large portion of the Winchester® Repeating Arms fortune. Even before Sarah’s passing, rumors of a “mystery house” being built by an eccentric and wealthy woman swirled. Was she instructed to build this home by a psychic? Was she haunted by the ghosts of those felled by the “Gun that Won the West”? Did construction truly never stop? What motivated a well-educated socialite to cut herself off from the rest of the world and focus almost solely on building the world’s most beautiful, yet bizarre mansion?
Parking is free. Outside food isn’t allowed in the house, but there are outdoor areas to eat, and there is food available for sale on-site. Your students will be blown away by the fascinating history of the house and it’s feats of engineering!