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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Winchester Mystery House Offers Exciting Lineup of Activities for All Ages This Halloween

Sep 20, 2019
Winchester Mystery House will be the ultimate destination for tricks, treats, and terrors this Halloween with an exciting lineup of events for all ages! Activities include “Sarah’s Spirited Supper,” a gourmet Halloween-themed dinner in the beautiful ballroom; a free “trick-or-treat trail” for children on October 26 & 27; and “Unhinged,” the all-new thrilling immersive horror experience open now through November 2. Guests can also enjoy festive decorations and activations, including an all-new 3D projection mapped light show using the home’s unique architecture as a canvas produced by Paintscaping in the Estate’s front gardens, running multiple times on the nights “Unhinged” takes place, as well as a giant edible gothic-inspired replica of the Winchester Mystery House created by Christine McConnell of Netflix’s “Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” on display in the Mercantile.

Sarah's Spirited Supper

Saturday, October 19 | 7–10 p.m.

Winchester Mystery House will host a gourmet Halloween-themed dinner in the Estate’s beautiful ballroom. Guests will be treated to a four-course meal including wine pairings. Only 40 seats are available for this intimate dining experience, and tickets also include admission to “Unhinged.”

Trick-or-Treat Trail

Saturday October 26 & Sunday, October 27 | 12–4 p.m.

Boos and ghouls of all ages are invited to the Winchester Mystery House for a family friendly trick-or-treat trail! Visitors will wind their way through the gardens of Sarah Winchester's property in search of candy, tricks, and treats from caretakers of the Estate. There will also be games, bouncy houses, and additional family-friendly activities at the end of the trail.


Select evenings now through November 2 | Beginning at 6:40 p.m.

“Unhinged” invites guests to step into a real-life psychological and paranormal thriller, while exploring the dark hallways of the cursed Winchester Estate. From the brilliant minds of ThemeDream Productions and the writers of San Francisco’s most famous immersive-theater show “The Speakeasy,” guests will have a mind-bending experience unlike anything else in the Bay Area. During this suspenseful walkthrough experience, the audience will trespass into forbidden rooms of the house—never before seen on public tours—confront malicious spirits, and encounter terrifying scenes that will reveal the home’s twisted tales and secrets. “Unhinged” also presents one of the only after-dark experiences at Winchester Mystery House in 2019. This show is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Yes, Winchester Mystery House will be the prime location to enjoy thrills, chills, and spooky fun this Halloween season. Whether guests are seeking a fun family outing or an immersive dining or horror experience, there will be engaging events for all ages.

For nearly 100 years the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, has stood as a testament to the ingenuity, singular vision and lore that surrounds its namesake, Sarah Pardee Winchester (heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune). Originally known as Llanada Villa, today it stands as an architectural wonder, a time capsule of a bygone era and one of America’s most celebrated haunted mansions. The estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a California Historic State Landmark, a San Jose City Landmark, and is one of the leading attractions in the Bay Area.

Since tours began in 1923, more than 13 million people from around the world have toured the lonely hallways, dark passages and ornate rooms of the Winchester Mystery House. It has intrigued visitors, scholars, and media from throughout the United States, and around the globe, with its combination of the beautiful and the bizarre, its story of heartbreak, tenacity and invention and its legends of the paranormal. Tours are available daily, 364 days a year.

For tickets and additional information, visit www.winchestermysteryhouse.com.


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