Waverly WINCHESTER here, reporting on a very …. interesting house that I visited virtually and am still amazed and scratching my head over it! Yes, I’m talking about the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, and boy, you have to see this! I know what you’re thinking – I can’t go to California right now, I can barely leave my own house! Well, even if you can’t visit in person, guess what? Now you can visit virtually! The Winchester House is talked about around the world, and I’m lucky enough to be able to take a virtual tour around it AND share a name with this house?! Count me in! That’s what I did and I’m here to tell you that you will be amazed at what Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester (Nope, not related!!) accomplished in building this wild, wacky, and wonderful house!
The Winchester Mystery House is truly a mystery….it is a historic and beautiful house that just started out as a regular, beautiful house. But after her infant daughter and husband died, nobody knows exactly why Sarah built so many rooms, and added so many kooky and unbelievable things to it! She literally kept building non-stop for 36 years! The house has 160 rooms, 6 kitchens, 10,000 windows, and waaay more!! Some say she did it because she was trying to escape the ghosts of all the people killed by Winchester Guns. Others say she was just plain crazy. But nobody knows the real truth! I think maybe it was a little of everything, plus she must have been very artistic! Look at the beautiful attic:
I don’t want to tell you too much about the house and spoil the surprises but I can tell you that she did like spiderwebs and also communicating with spirits! And she made sure that her house had some spooky stuff in there…and some really cool stuff, too, like a room with ovver 150 panes of glass, and there is even a window on the floor! I can’t wait to see this amazing and unique house in person! My favorite room (out of 160 rooms!) to virtually visit was The Parlor, it is so beautiful and fancy, and it is the best preserved room in the house. The floor took an entire year to finish!
I think we have all seen enough of the inside of our own houses, am I right? Time to step inside the wild, wacky, wonderful Winchester Mystery House and try to solve the mystery for yourself! Its 160 rooms are all just waiting for you to discover, right from YOUR own room!