Beginning tomorrow (Friday, November 27) in San Jose, California, Winchester Mystery House will launch the Walk with Spirits Tour, an outdoor evening experience that explores the legendary estate’s supernatural lore with touches of seasonal spirit. In true Victorian Christmas custom, guests will hear ghost stories of the homes’ former (and possibly current) inhabitants as they roam the expansive grounds of the world’s most alleged haunted mansion. The Winchester Estate is decorated inside and out with holiday decorations and lights visible from the garden paths that add a touch of holiday “spirit” to this family-friendly night time experience. Tours will be offered Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 5 p.m.
“Once we received word that we would need to pause our indoor mansion tours, again, we enhanced the outdoor Walk With Spirits tour in the style of Victorian storytelling featuring some of the most famous—and infamous—tales surrounding the mysterious estate,” said Walter Magnuson, Winchester Mystery House General Manager. “This tour complements our daytime Sarah Winchester’s Garden Tour by delving into the legends and lore surrounding the House, and provides visitors with a unique opportunity to safely explore the grounds at night.”
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.