While most of us are in self-isolation, Winchester Mystery House has come to our aid, providing virtual tours to all the horror lovers out there.
Just like most places around the world, the Winchester Mystery House is also closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than conducting physical tours, one of the most haunted houses in America is now offering a 40-minute video tour of the property for anyone that’s interested, reported Dread Central. You can enjoy the tour from the comfort of your home, and the best part? The virtual tour is completely free. The tours are now available here and will be accessible until Winchester Mystery House reopens.
The website reads, "All though we are currently closed to the public, we welcome our guests to experience the Winchester Mystery House from the comfort of your home. Please enjoy this free Video Access Tour of the Winchester Mystery House now until April 7th, 2020. Scroll down to watch! Postpone, don’t cancel! In these uncertain times, we understand your hesitation in booking upcoming travel. Like many other bay area businesses, closing our doors until April 7th will severely impact the employees who maintain the estate. That’s why we are offering a ticket voucher that can be used at any time in the future – with no blackout dates or restrictions. Come when you are ready, but please come! Vouchers are only $26 ($13 off the box office price!) and can be purchased now. Good through May 1st, 2021!"
In order to make the process smoother for guests when the house reopens, Winchester Mystery House is also offering a specially–priced ticket voucher that will be valid to use any time in the future. The vouchers are priced at $26, which is $13 lesser than the box office price and they can be used till May 1, 2021.
Walter Magnuson, Winchester Mystery House General Manager said, "For nearly 100 years, passionate caretakers and skilled craftsmen have looked after Sarah’s mansion and offered informative tours in order to share her amazing story. We depend on our guests to help us continue her legacy and keep the history and intrigue of the house alive. We understand that these are uncertain times, but we hope you will consider supporting Winchester Mystery House by purchasing a voucher for a future visit, so we can continue to share this remarkable Estate and history with generations to come.”
The fans of the haunted house are also encouraged to follow the Facebook page in order to keep an eye out for the next opportunity to tune in to the walkthrough of the house which will stream on select days at 1 p.m.
The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion situated in San Jose, California. The building was constructed in 1884 and it is known as one of the most haunted spots in America. The mansion, in itself, is said to be infested with ghosts of people killed with Winchester rifle. The house is built in a very weird way. There are doors that lead to nothing, doors opening into locked surfaces, odd-numbered stairs.
Prior to the 1906 earthquake, it was 7 stories high, but now it is only four. There are 1616 rooms, including 40 bedrooms, 2 ballrooms, 47 fireplaces, two basements, and three elevators and is made out of a variety of materials, some more unusual than others. Needless to say, the house is a rather peculiar one to look at, and definitely gives you a creepy feeling even while you are taking a virtual tour.