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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
800-448-3883
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Winterthur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, History Museums, Libraries, Specialty Museums
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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San Francisco, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I had never even heard of Winterthur before we visited. The tour gives you a good overview of the DuPont family and how / why this beautiful estate was established. The tours are very regimented, but good. The garden tram tour is also excellent. Our guide knew the name of every plant, bush, and tree, and her enthusiasm was contagious.... More

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Naples, Florida USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My two friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We began with lunch on the patio, after selecting what to eat from one of the best buffet style cafeterias around. The formal dining room was reserved for a large group having tea served by Winterthur staff dressed in Downton Abby style costume. I purchased an annual membership, which gave two... More

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your visit to Winterthur. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful visit! More

Tennessee
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114 reviews 114 reviews
70 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As noted by others, the tours are very regimented, but it is a large mansion of 175 rooms, so staying with the guide is key. Suggest taking the garden tram (great guide/driver), then do house tour (we had DuPont grandson in our group; guide handled potentially awkward situation with grace), enjoy the galleries/special exhibits, and wander the gardens. We enjoyed... More

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Winterthur. We are glad you had a nice visit and hope you can come again in the future. More

Buffalo, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The adventure began with being greeted by a volunteer who gave us directions on how to proceed. We purchased tickets and were given more explicit instructions on how to maximize our time. We took a 25 minute garden tour on a tram which ended at the museum. The tram driver gives a lecture about the trees and extensive foliage. He... More

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that your visit was beyond your expectations. We hope you can come again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Wow! I especially enjoyed the Downton Abby costume display. But I would love a visit anytime. Fall foliage season will be perfect here.

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this review

We appreciate you sharing your experience and feedback regarding your visit to Winterthur! We hope you can come visit again soon. More

Cape May, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went there to see the Downton Abbey exhibit. It was presented in excellent taste. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day including the house and grounds tour.

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your visit to Winterthur. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and Costumes of Downton Abbey. More

Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went to Winterthur for the Downton Abby costume display and was wowed by the grounds and the museum. The Downton Abby display was good, and it got me to go to the museum, and it turned out that the museum was much better than the Downton Abby display. It started to rain the day we visited, so we would like... More

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We can't wait for you to come back and visit in the spring either. There are actually tons of fun things for kids to do here at Winterthur. We have a Touch-It Room just for kids, a Hands on History Cart, and a family tour as well as Enchanted Woods. These... More

Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Loved the mansion tour, the guide was awesome, did not feel rushed, answered many questions. The costumes of Downton Abbey were spectacular!!! Definitely will go back! We grabbed a quick bite to eat - the food was delish.

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Winterthur. We appreciate the feedback, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More

Bordentown, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've been to the museum a few times since my fiancé introduced me, and each time was absolutely magical. The grounds are spectacular and are my favorite—they're not manicured like sister property Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. They're more natural, and truly stunning. I wanted to get married here—unfortunately the pricing was out of our range. I highly recommend both the... More

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Liberty, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took three tours over two days: the Downton abbey costumes, the introductory tour and my favorite, Then and Now. The latter was a glimpse into rooms not normally on the general tour in a very small group. The docent geared the tour to our specific interests and answered every question. Highly recommend, if you have the time.

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Please visit us again soon! More

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