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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, Libraries, History Museums, Gardens, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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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.

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United States
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174 reviews 174 reviews
82 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Spent the day at Winterthur, DuPont family estate. A great tour, the house is decorated for yuletide, so that is always fun to see. The rest of the museum is interesting as well. But the best part of the visit was the exhibition of 40 costumes from the Downton Abbey television show. Costumes from 3 seasons of the show, some... More

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

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

Reston, Virginia
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16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Winterthur to see the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibition. It was so worth the trip and expense. So many costumes were on display. There were nice write-ups about each costume, including whether it was a vintage costume, modern reproduction, or a modern outfit that started with a bit of vintage fabric or lace. There were also many... More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed Costumes of Downton Abbey. We hope you can come back and visit again! More

cheltenham, pa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I might be biased on reviews of historic sites because I love them.... all of them! This was no disappointment. It's about 45 minutes to an hour south of us and was a nice diversion for an, otherwise, lazy Saturday. The mansion itself is beautiful. We had planned on going for a while, but made this trip because of the... More

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Wintethur. Thank you for sharing your experience. More

Manahawkin, New Jersey
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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This was our first visit to Winterthur and WOW! We began our day with buffet lunch in the cafe. The food was well varied and really tasty. We then boarded the tram for a tour of the gardens that took us up to the gallery. (Museum was closed as they prepare for the Christmas display) We had no idea how... 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 so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you can come visit again! More

Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We spent a few hours at Winterthur, mostly because of the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit - which was outstanding. For the $20 entrance fee, we had a tram tour of the gardens which must be spectacular when in bloom; a 45 minutes guided house tour, and the timed exhibit viewing. I would love to go back when the gardens... More

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

We hope you do have a chance to come back! Thank you for sharing your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. More

Keedysville, Maryland, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited Winterthur for the Downton Abbey exhibit and took the house tour too. First, highly recommend the tram tour of the magnificent gardens. The Downton Abbey exhibit was wonderful, tastefully done and beautiful. It was very enjoyable and was great how they showed the comparison between the English and American Country Homes. The house tour was phenomenal. The rooms... More

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

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing your feedback. More

Long Island, NY
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I like touring historic homes and also museums, and this was very much a great example of both. very well organized- if you plan ahead booking your tours. we spent an entire day touring the grounds, the home and also scheduled a special tour of the guest floor. this is a world class collection of period furniture, and if we... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. It is appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please visit us again. More

Indian Land, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I flew into Philadelphia and drove over to Wilmington to stay with friends. Being a fan of antiques my husband surprised me with a trip over to Winterthur. I was thrilled to find out that the Downton Abby Costume exhibit was going on! I love the show and this just made it extra special. I am going... 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 TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to see Costumes of Downton Abbey and hope you can come back again. More

Rochester Hills, Michigan
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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Winterthur had been on my "must see" list of historical homes - mainly because of housing the best American made furniture anywhere. I really needed to do more research to understand what to expect at the estate. First of all, the Introduction Tour is where most people start and so did we. We toured the DuPont home (turned into a... 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. There are several more in-depth tours that we recommend taking if you would like to learn about and see more of the house. There are several topics to choose from. The green scrim that has been on the outside of the house is a year-long project to replace the windows in... More

NJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Winterthur's website is confusing! It was so difficult to figure out the times of the tours and what the actual "lay of the land" was of this attraction. That said, we went for a day's outing and absolutely loved it. The general admission ticket includes the Downton Abbey Exhibit and the 45 minute "intro" tour of the mansion. It does... 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 glad that you enjoyed your time here. The website is something we've been working on to make more user friendly. We hope you get a chance to come back and visit again. More

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