Get to Know Your Own Backyard: Winchester Mystery House Edition
Posted by challahbackgirl on January 17, 2012
Where: 525 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128
Beautiful but bizarre, this illogical 160-room Victorian mansion in San Jose, known as the Winchester Mystery House, was built by Sarah Winchester, the heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune. Take an adventure with Jews’ Next Dor as we tour this local attraction at a significantly-discounted group rate of $23/person. This 2.5 hour tour of the Mansion includes the behind-the-scenes add-on: why the house was built, the reasoning behind Sarah Winchester’s rather haphazard architectural planning, and highlights of the Victorian architecture. Construction began in 1884 and continued around the clock until the death of Sarah Winchester in 1922, so there’s plenty to see in this bit of San Jose history.
This package would normally cost $35/person, but we can get this 33% discount off regular admission if (and only if) we have at least 15 people in our group.
Come get to know about our local treasure with fellow Jewish 20 and 30 somethings (friends are always welcome too). Please arrive by 1:50pm, to be ready for our 2pm guided Grand Estate Tour.
Unfortunately, the house is not wheelchair accessible, and children under 10 are not allowed on the tour. Photography is only permitted for personal use in the gardens and on the grounds outside the Winchester Mystery House. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the house.
For more information please contact us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org
Organized by Sarah B. and Matthew G.