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The Winchester Mystery House
- California Historic Landmark #868, is the former home of Sarah L. Winchester, heiress to the Winchester Rifle fortune.

Located in San Jose, CA this 160-room Victorian mansion is filled with opulent stained glass windows, ornate parquet floors, rich lincrusta wall coverings, and stairs that go nowhere! Built to confuse the spirits of those killed by the Winchester rifle, Mrs. Winchester (1844-1922) kept carpenters busy round-the-clock for 38 years.

This historic Winchester mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has also been designated a San Jose Historic Landmark. Guided Tours are offered daily.

Press contact: Winchester Mystery House
525 S. Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95128
Telephone: (408) 247-2000

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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park Opens March 18th!
Gilroy Gardens, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is California's only horticultural theme park designed for families with young children and garden lovers featuring 21 rides, 27 attractions, 6 majestic gardens and the world famous Circus Trees. Attractions are designed to educate guests and foster a greater appreciation of the natural world and man's ability to shape it. Located in Gilroy, California. Call (408) 840-7100 or visit

Operating Schedule:

Spring: Opens for weekends on Saturday, March 24th. Plus, for Spring Break we will open Thursday-Sundays, April 5th to April 8th, April 12th to April 15th and April 20th to April 22nd. We will also be open Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.

Summer: Open daily from Friday, June 1st through Monday, Aug. 13th. Also open Wednesday, 4th of July.

Fall: Open weekends only from Saturday, August 18th through Sunday, November 25th, plus Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day.

The park is located at 3050 Hecker Pass Highway in Gilroy, Calif. Take Hwy. 101 to Hwy. 152 (West) and follow signs.

Press Contacts
Stephanie Wheaton
3050 Hecker Pass Hwy
Gilroy, CA 95020
Telephone: 408-840-7112

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Roaring Camp Railroad - Roaring Camp is a re-creation of an 1880s railroad logging camp. Two historic railroads take folks through redwood forests from Roaring Camp up a winding grade to Bear Mountain or down a scenic river gorge to the beach at Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It's the most entertaining way to see California's towering redwood trees. Now you can ride the train at night on our Evening Moonlight Dinner Train and Starlight Evening Train.  Roaring Camp offers many special events each year.

For special events, train fare and operating schedule, please refer to our web site at

In Felton, six miles north of Santa Cruz off SR 17 at Mt. Hermon Rd.

Press contact: Joanne Hirasaki - Director of Communications
Roaring Camp Railroads
Box G1
Felton, CA. 95018
Phone: (831) 335-4484, Ext #118
Fax: (831) 335-3509



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