SAN JOSE, CA — Just a day after opening its doors to visitors for the first time in months, the Winchester Mystery House had to shutter its storied mansion on orders from the state amid a surge of coronavirus cases locally.
The state forced Santa Clara County to roll back shelter-in-place orders the same day the county lifted restrictions on the reopening of high-risk businesses.
Gyms, barbershops and nail salons along with most indoor businesses such as the Winchester Mystery House were ordered to close the day they reopened on Monday.
The Winchester Mystery House had been closed for four months. It announced its closure in a statement on the company’s website.
“While we are disappointed that we are unable to welcome visitors back inside the mansion as initially planned, our number one priority is the health & safety of our guests and employees,” the statement read.
“We truly appreciate your understanding and support.”
The Sarah Winchester Garden Tour will be available through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Guests can purchase tickets for the Garden Tour online.
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