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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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Address: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
Phone Number: 800-448-3883
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Once a Du Pont family country retreat, this estate's spectacular gardens...
Once a Du Pont family country retreat, this estate's spectacular gardens surround a 175-room mansion housing the world's finest collection of American decorative arts from 1640-1860.
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Awesome place but visitor center management lousy

I brought a group of 12 seniors here. We had a great tour of the amazing house/museum with a fantastic guide. The garden trolley tour over to the house was very interesting and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Allisonbee
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I brought a group of 12 seniors here. We had a great tour of the amazing house/museum with a fantastic guide. The garden trolley tour over to the house was very interesting and enjoyable. The guide and driver were funny and very interesting. They truly seemed to enjoy sharing their knowledge with the visitors There are fabulous trees and plantings... More 

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

An amazing garden and house to tour. The azalea forest in full bloom was something to see. Tour guides were interesting and well-informed. Very nice, full day adventure.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Winterthur gardens are a beautiful setting for walking and enjoying the collection of flowers shrubs and trees on the estate. While the greeters are pleasant when you arrive, the ticket people are sullen and negative. Be sure to know what you are asking for before you get to the ticket counter. The tour through the museum is lovely and informative,... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend the Then & Now tour in addition to the intro tour you get with the general admission. You see much more of the house that way. The gardens are lovely as well...the peonies & azaleas are blooming and the 20 minute tram ride is nice. Great day...but the cafeteria in the visitor center was disappointing for a... More 

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went to view Azela day. Was a bit disappointed in the tour. Was expecting more of a tour through the azela garden instead of just a drop off at the entrance. It is very pretty. Went to the enchanted garden for the kids, they seemed to enjoy it. The grounds are beautiful. The house is very nice. I liked the... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our first stop on a short road trip was Winterthur Gardens and the Museum. When we went to buy tickets, we found that our membership in Heritage Plantation in Massachusetts gave us free entrance; be sure to ask if you belong to some other museum or garden location. Next we took a "tram" ride for about a half hour up... More 

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Virginia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I happened by during the time for the azalea woods and stopped in. That area in full bloom was very impressive: acres of blooms with acres of trillium and bluebells as ground cover. I did also take the house tour which left me less enthusiastic. Like many tours of its ilk, one is imprisoned listening to meaningless facts. And it... More 

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Wantage, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were a large group of 21; we had pre-ordered our tickets and had an agenda for the day. This was my third visit to Winterthur but never during the 'full azalea bloom' - WOW!! The narrated tram ride and house tour were really informative and much enjoyed by the entire group. We signed up for the 1-1/2 hour garden... More 

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This annual event takes place in early May on the grounds of the Winterthur estate. It is a fun day of watching the horses race over the fences. There is also and antique carriage parade, a pack of hunting dogs and bagpipers. Food and souvenirs may be purchased or one can bring your own picnic, as we did, and tailgate.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

For many years we had been told about this wonderful DuPont estate. We loved our visit. First we took the narrated garden tour in a tram. Then we had a guided tour of several rooms of the 178 room mansion. Both guides were excellent, thorough, articulate, and well organized. We learned all about this amazing family and their history.

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