Once the residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester, this Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion was always plagued with spirits. As soon as construction commenced in 1884, the property and mansion were claimed to be haunted by the ghosts of her deceased family (including her husband and daughter) and those killed with Winchester rifles.
Legend has it, a spirit medium advised Winchester, a Connecticut native, to move west and continuously build a house to appease the angry spirits — directions she followed. The result: 120 rooms, 40 bedrooms, two ballrooms, 47 fireplaces, more than 10,000 panes of glass, two basements, and three elevators.
It is currently open for tours, with tickets starting at $26 per person.