Winchester Mystery House - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Winchester Mystery House
A mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester. It is renowned for its size, its architectural curiosities, and its lack of any master building plan. Since its construction in 1884, the property and mansion were claimed by many to be haunted by the ghosts of those killed with Winchester rifles.
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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
1.58km from Winchester Mystery House
This is a geologic trough in Northern California that extends 90 miles (145 km) south–southeast from San Francisco to Hollister. Once primarily agricultural because of its highly fertile soil, Santa Clara Valley is now largely urbanized, although its far southern reaches south of Gilroy remain agrarian.
Municipal Rose Garden
2.49km from Winchester Mystery House
The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is a historic rose garden in San Jose, California, in the Rose Garden District. Founded in 1927, the garden is exclusively dedicated to roses and features more than 3,500 shrubs representing 189 rose varieties.
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
3.01km from Winchester Mystery House
Devoted to Ancient Egypt, it holds the largest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the Western United States.
Mission Santa Clara de Asís 1777
3.54km from Winchester Mystery House
Mission Santa Clara de Asís is a Spanish mission in the city of Santa Clara, California. The mission, which was the eighth in California, was founded on January 12, 1777 by the Franciscan order. Named for Saint Clare of Assisi, who founded the order of the Poor Clares and was an early companion of St. Francis of Assisi, this was the first California mission to be named in honor of a woman.
De Saisset Museum
3.63km from Winchester Mystery House
The de Saisset Museum is the South Bay's free museum of art and history. The museum owns nearly 10,000 art pieces and historical artifacts, including the work of early Californian artist and university alumnus Ernest de Saisset and a considerable collection of California mission artifacts. Highlights of the de Saisset’s permanent collection include Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and 19th century prints by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, William Hogarth and so more.
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
3.8km from Winchester Mystery House
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines grows, produces, and bottles a full line of internationally recognized wines from its more than 4,000 acres of Certified California Sustainable estate vineyards in Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations. . The company operates wineries in San Jose, Paso Robles, and Greenfield, California. It ranks among the top 25 wine producers in the United States, with annual US sales exceeding 1.8 million cases.
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Santa Clara County
Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County is an economic center for high technology and has the third highest GDP per capita in the world. The county's concentration of wealth, primarily due to the tech industry, has made it the most affluent county on the West Coast of the United States and one of the most affluent places in America.