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“Winchester Mystery House” 2022 Halloween Haunt (Sept. 30 – Oct 31)

Looking for one of the Bay Area’s scariest Halloween events? After two years of scaled back shows, the Bay Area’s premier Halloween haunt is back in full force for 2022 with an all-new storyline, new characters, and terrifying new scares – plus themed bars, games and more.

New for 2022

  • An all-new show featuring an elaborate and immersive outdoor pre-show with Madame Nightshades Mystic Carnival.
  • A self-guided Mansion Tour featuring two unique paths through the house and a host of new characters (and some familiar ones)

Explore this insane 160 room Victorian mansion as Winchester Mystery House’s popular immersive Halloween show returns with an entirely new chapter, Unhinged: Nightshade’s Curse. This suspenseful walk-through haunt features multiple routes through the darkened corridors of the infamous mansion, where you’ll confront malicious spirits, and encounter terrifying scenes that will reveal the twisted tales and secrets of the haunted home.

Unhinged : Halloween 2022 Haunt

Just 13 select evenings
September 30-October 31, 2022
Winchester Mystery House, 525 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose
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  • Tickets holders receive access to the indoor haunt and outdoor show featuring sideshow entertainers, games, food, and the Spookeasy Bar
  • Tickets start at $64.99 with prime October dates usually selling out quickly.
  • Limited tickets for “Value Days” available for $5 off

Value Dates / $5 Off Tickets

  • Friday, September 30th
  • Friday, October 7th
  • Friday, October 14th
  • Sunday, October 16th
  • Thursday, October 20th
  • Sunday, October 23rd
  • Thursday, October 27th

Unhinged: Nightshade’s Curse

The year is 1949 and the estate has changed hands several times since the passing of Sarah Winchester. Its most recent isolation is broken by the arrival of Madame Nightshade, an entrepreneurial owner of a small traveling carnival and self-proclaimed investigator of supernatural phenomena. She has convinced the owners of the Winchester Estate to set up her show for 13 nights.

Madam Nightshade’s takeover includes self-guided haunted tours through the world’s most infamous home. Local residents are inexplicably drawn to Madame Nightshades’ Spirit Carnival and the House of Mystery. An evening at a vintage traveling carnival where food, drinks, and roaming sideshow entertainment await…but is all what it seems? Guests will be left to wonder who called them to the house—Madame Nightshade and her band of carnies or the restless spirits of the Winchester Mystery House?

Madame Nightshade’s Spirit Carnival

The Spirits have called to one and all. Wander the Midway and play games of chance and skill. Stop into the Tent of Mystery to hear your fortune. Be horrified by M. Nightshade’s Cabinet of Oddities and Curiosities, her collection of truly haunting, unsettling objects. Finally, you will come upon the dark beating heart of The Midway and the proprietor herself, Madame Nightshade. Included with your tickets.

Spookeasy Bar

The Spookeasy Bar (21+) offers enchanting elixirs and blood curdling cocktails all nights of Unhinged: Nightshade’s Curse. Cafe 13 in the main courtyard will serve a variety of delicious food and dessert items for guests looking to grab a bite before or after the show. Bar access included with your tickets.

Axe Throwing + Shooting Gallery

Axe Throwing at the Stables and Sarah’s Attic Shooting Gallery are also available for an additional fee.

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