Today Winchester Mystery House reopens on for Self-Guided Garden Tours. While the Estate has offered garden tours throughout its history, the reimagined outdoor tour will be a completely touchless experience featuring 20 stops throughout four acres of the beautiful Victorian Gardens. Yet again, Sarah’s hospitality prevails.
How in the world would that work? Ghostly magic? No, more like a link to the audio guide and digital map accessible on guests’ devices upon check-in. Tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays and must be pre-purchased prior to arrival. Tickets are $19.99 for adults, $15.99 for seniors, and $9.99 for children, available online only at winchestermysteryhouse.com. All Garden Tour tickets holders will also receive a 50% discount to return when the Winchester Mystery House resumes mansion tours.
The gardens at the Winchester mansion are remarkable in their beauty and eerie serenity. “We are thrilled to begin welcoming guests back to Sarah Winchester’s Estate with a phased approach focused on the safety and comfort of our guests and employees,” said Walter Magnuson, Winchester Mystery House General Manager. “As springtime blossoms abound, the Victorian Gardens surrounding Sarah’s mysterious home have never looked more beautiful. We are happy to offer an opportunity for guests to enjoy them with a zero-contact, self-guided tour complemented by informative visuals and educational sound clips. The strongest precautions are being taken to ensure the safety and health of our guests and employees, in accordance with city, county and state guidelines and protocols.”
- Tour sizes will be restricted to those in a visitor’s immediate household and capacity will be reduced to ensure social distancing.
- All guests and employees will be required to practice social distancing and wear face masks.
- Additional precautions include hand washing and sanitizing stations throughout the property and enhanced cleaning of the estate.
The gift shop and cafe will be closed; however, guests interested in supporting the Winchester Mystery House during this unprecedented time can visit winchestermysteryhouse.com/support-the-estate/ to purchase the Immersive 360 Tour for $8.99, a video tour to rent for $5.99 or to purchase for $13.99, “good any day vouchers” for $26, and exclusive Winchester Mystery House merchandise.