Top 10 Historical Destination – 100 Years of Mystery
Winchester Mystery House is the beautiful but bizarre mansion built by Sarah Pardee Winchester, heiress of the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune. Haunted by the guilt of those lost to the Winchester Rifle, Sarah built the dizzying Victorian-style structure with many odd and mysterious features. Doors that open to walls, stairways that lead to the ceiling, and many more oddities in the massive 160-room mansion in San Jose, CA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Winchester Mystery House began construction in 1884, and didn’t stop for 38 years until Sarah’s death in 1922.