If the cabin fever is starting to kick in, why not enjoy a little escapism in the form of a virtual tour of one of the world’s most famous—or should that be infamous—haunted houses? California’s Winchester Mystery House, which was the subject of the 2018 Helen Mirren-starring horror film Winchester, is offering a free Video Access Tour until April 7th!
Located in San Jose, the house was once home to Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester rifle fortune. Legend has it that Winchester, convinced she was being haunted by all the people the rifles had slain, received instruction from the spirits about how to build the house. The property is full of bizarre design features supposedly aimed at confusing evil spirits, like a staircase that leads to nowhere, cabinets that open to reveal walls, and a door that opens onto a 12-foot drop.
Construction continued day and night until Winchester’s death in 1922.
Turn off the lights and take your free tour of the Winchester Mystery House here today. And if you’d like to support the historic attraction and its employees, you can also purchase a discounted ticket to visit in person when life is back to normal. Ticket vouchers are redeemable any time before May 1st, 2021, with no blackout dates.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)