Dolce Staff Picks

From local events and entertainment in San Jose to iconic attractions in the Bay Area, make the most out of your time at Dolce Hayes Mansion with our staffs insider tips to enjoying it all.

  • Winchester Mystery House with outdoor landscape

    The Mysterious Winchester Mansion

    The name Winchester has been part of the American lexicon for over 150 years. When her husband William Winchester died, the widowed Sarah Winchester began an architectural project that lasted until her death, in an effort to appease the spirits of those killed by the weapons made by the family company. Those efforts can still be seen in her mysterious mansion, most commonly known as the Winchester Mystery House. Located about 15 minutes from the Dolce Hayes Mansion, the Winchester Mystery House offers tours and access to 110 of the 160 rooms in the curiously designed home. Of course, a place has to earn a name like mystery house, and this one does with features like a window built into the stairs, stairs that lead to the ceiling, doors that open to blank walls, and even rumors of paranormal activity. Mansion Tour tickets also include access to the Victorian Gardens, Historic Firearms Museum, and Specialty Gifts and Antique Products Museum.