Once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the heiress to the Winchester firearms company, this excentric and famously haunted mansion is now a tourist attraction.
Walt Disney personally visited the Winchester Mystery House during the development of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. This real-life haunted house is chock full of weird features including stairs to nowhere, doors that open to walls, and a seance room. Naturally, these features inspired Walt while ideating what his park’s Haunted Mansion could be like and consequently influenced all subsequent Haunted Mansion attractions in Disney Parks around the world.
525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128