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Halloween is just around the corner, but if you’re ready to get your spooky on right now, then we recommend a visit to the Winchester Mystery House. Located fifteen minutes from our Mountain View hotel, the house was owned by Sarah Winchester, widow of William Winchester, the manufacturer of the famous Winchester rifle. She used the house as an outlet for her grief upon losing her husband and child and kept construction going on the Victorian-style mansion for 38 years, expanding it to 160 different rooms, with strange architectural choices like stairs that didn't match, doors that led nowhere and rooms that have since been completely sealed off by the constant remodeling ordered by the eccentric Mrs. Winchester. Today, visitors can tour the house as well as the elaborate and beautiful gardens. And if you're intrigued by the theory that Mrs. Winchester made such strange building choices as a way of avoiding evil spirits, you might be interested in the flashlight tour, an after-dark jaunt through the mansion every Friday the 13th. If you ain’t afraid of no ghost, be sure to check it out! 

Address: 525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose

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