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The Winchester Mystery House has been around for nearly 100 years and is a must-see experience if you are in the San Jose area. New this year for the Halloween season is several options – including a family-friendly attraction! Beginning select nights September 10th through All Hallows Eve Night October 31st, you can experience an opportunity to explore the Winchester Mystery House in a whole new way. The Lost in the House Tour will take you on a theatrical paranormal investigation where you will be joined by an investigator as your tour guide.
According to the Winchester Mystery House “For the 98 years that the house has been open to the public, it has hosted paranormal investigators, mediums and even master magicians who came looking for proof of the paranormal. During the Lost In The House Tour, brave guests will be guided through the dark & dizzying hallways of the Winchester Estate in search of answers for themselves. Will they find them. or will they too be lost in the house?” Are you curious about more? Tickets for this tour are on sale now and are expected to sell out.
The Lost in the House Tour is not the only event coming this Halloween season. All new this year will be the Jack O’ Lantern Trail featuring amazing scenes and decorations made entirely of pumpkins – real and artificial. There will also be nightly carvings happening so you may want to visit more than once to see it all! The ticket for this trail is included in the Lost in the House Tour or it can be purchased as a separate event for those who may not feel comfortable inside the house at night.
The Winchester House will also light up at night in a new way with a projection mapping show on the front façade. This 8-minute show will project some of the spirits of the House including Sarah Pardee Winchester (heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune). The cutting-edge show will play multiple times throughout the night and is sure to be something visually stunning.
But wait – There’s even more!
For an additional fee, you can attend Sarah’s Attic Shooting Gallery, Axe Throwing at the Stables, as well as the all-new Houdini’s Spirited Escape. While the Axe Throwing is subject to closure due to weather, it is a fun experience for parties of 1-5 individuals to try their hand at throwing an ax at a target. Sarah’s Attic Shooting Gallery features classic arcade games and of course a shooting gallery with 38 different targets – one for each year of the House’s construction.
Last but certainly not least is the brand new experience of Houdini’s Spirited Escape – the escape room. If you have done an escape room before, you may know what to expect but this exciting escape will leave you wondering if this was magic or the spirits. There will also be some fall-flavored foods including apple cider available for purchase.
All of this makes the Winchester Mystery House a must-do stop this All Hallows Eve season. Make sure you grab your tickets at https://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/all-hallows-eve/
You can also see the video of the panel from Mid Summer Scream – Awaken the Spirits!