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3. Winchester Mystery House: San Jose, California

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Winchester Mystery House

3. Winchester Mystery House: San Jose, California
Step into the Winchester Mystery House and enter the mind of a tormented heiress who added room after room onto her colossal mansion in an attempt to ward off evil spirits. Legend has it Sarah Winchester, the owner of the house until 1922, believed that she was haunted by the ghosts of those killed by Winchester Rifles (the source of her fortune), and that the relentless construction of her house would keep the angry spirits at bay. The house's remarkable size -- including 47 fireplaces, 467 doorways and 2 ballrooms -- reflects the incredible measures that Sarah Winchester took in order to evade the vengeful undead. Do the unearthly departed still haunt the mansion, searching for Sarah?

Spooky flashlight tours are available for the 160-room, 19th-century mansion at select times of year. Read more about the Winchester Mystery House in The World's Weirdest Museums.
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