Thursday, September 21, 2023

Winchester Mystery House celebrates 100 years

On August 10, 2022 Winchester Mystery House announced its milestone highlights including a celebration of life for Sarah Winchester, a live supernatural event, a new daily tour focused on spiritualism and paranormal, an all-new immersive Halloween experience, the annual holiday oddities market, a historical exhibit curated by estate historians, and more!

On June 30, 1923, the Winchester Mystery House officially opened its doors for public tours. In anticipation of the impending Centennial anniversary, Winchester Mystery House announced a host of exhibitions, programs, and events—including a 100th birthday celebration in June 2023—throughout 2022–2023. “We are so proud to have been given the opportunity to be the caretakers of Sarah Winchester’s home for the past 100 years,” said Winchester Mystery House General Manager Walter Magnuson. “The Centennial is an opportunity to not only celebrate the world-famous house, but to honor Sarah’s incredible legacy. The Winchester Mystery House has fascinated and inspired millions since doors opened to the public in 1923, and it is our mission to keep the house open for future generations to enjoy.”

Aerial photo courtesy of the Winchester Mystery House

Centennial events include:

  • A Celebration of Life for Sarah Winchester.
  • Beyond the Veil, a supernatural event hosted by world-renowned psychic medium James Van Praagh
  • Immersive Halloween show Unhinged: Nightshade’s Curse that includes Madame Nightshades Spirit Carnival and the Spookeasy Bar
  • Walk with Spirits, an all-new intimate and interactive tour experience
  • Annual Menagerie Holiday Oddities Market

The Winchester Mystery House has inspired films, books, and television shows for 100 years. Beginning June 2023, Winchester Mystery House will unveil the Centennial Exhibit that explores the Winchester Mystery House’s effect on pop culture, and will feature original marketing materials, photos, and never-before-seen artifacts curated by the Estate’s historian.

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