Located in San Jose/Santa Clara not far from the nearly renovated shopping area of Santana Row, the Winchester Mystery House is a throw back to olden times. Built as a penance by a Mrs. Winchester (yes, she of the Winchester rifle fame) , the rambling design of the house was supposed to have been dictated to Mrs. Winchester by numerous ghosts of the people who had been killed by her namesake rifle. It is said that the house is still haunted. Full of hidden rooms, a staircase that leads nowhere, and even door that open into the void, the house is bizarre to say the least. The staff also gives a spooky tour on Halloween that is quite exciting.