SAN JOSE, CA (April 22, 2020)—For the first time ever, the Winchester Mystery House is offering guests unprecedented access to the world’s most bizarre mansion with an all-new tour —The Winchester Mystery House Immersive 360 Tour. This virtual experience allows guests to independently roam each level of the mansion, from the basement to the rarely seen fourth floor, while exploring many rooms previously inaccessible on standard Estate tours. The Immersive 360 Tour is available now for $8.99 HERE. Guests who purchase this tour during the Estate’s closure will receive one complimentary pass for a future tour when it reopens.
“Sarah Winchester was ahead of her time in many ways. She was a woman of independence, drive, and courage, and the mansion she built is world-renowned for its many design curiosities
and innovations,” said Walter Magnuson, Winchester Mystery House General Manager. “Today, we are striving to follow in her footsteps by offering an innovative way for guests to explore the mansion unlike ever before. We are asking the community to help us maintain this important historical landmark until we can once again welcome guests in person.” The 24,000-square-foot home’s iconic design features—such as the stairs to the ceiling, secret passageways, and doors to nowhere—were all captured by Los Angeles-based Matterport 3D Tours over the course of just one weekend using their Matterport 360 cameras. The new tour also offers fans and the Winchester Mystery House staff the first-ever digital floor plan of the historic mansion. Sarah Winchester’s 38-year renovation project became the most infamous historic home in the country, but upon her death, no blueprints or floor plans were ever found. Now, after 97 years of guiding guests safely through its confusing halls without a map, the Estate’s caretakers are thrilled to present this digital floor plan to the public.
Guests interested in supporting the Winchester Mystery House during this unprecedented closure can visit winchestermysteryhouse.com/support-the-estate/ to purchase the Immersive 360 Tour, “good any day vouchers,” and exclusive Winchester Mystery House merchandise. The previously offered video tour is also still available to rent for $5.99 or to purchase for $13.99 online at winchestermysteryhouse.com/video-tour/.