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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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So Much History and Beauty

Did this today on a bus tour and it was amazing. Went to see the German heritage rooms and PA. Folk art. Everything was put together so well and although we spent a good portion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Dennis G
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Did this today on a bus tour and it was amazing. Went to see the German heritage rooms and PA. Folk art. Everything was put together so well and although we spent a good portion of the day there, it was not enough time to see nearly everything. It is close to Longwood Gardens, but do not even try to... More 

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Forest, VA
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29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit here last summer. Saw the Costumes of Downton.The house and property are breathtaking. Enjoy the guided tour as you ride to the house. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Great gift shops.

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

To start with, the signage is well done and does not leave the guest wonder where to go to park or get the trolley or find the childrens garden and so forth. This place is beautifully and thoughtfully maintained for the visitor, even those with limited mobility, to enjoy a day out. It has fascinating displays, lovely gardens and a... More 

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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 are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope you can return again soon! More 

Medina, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The grounds, the building, the staff...its all beyond compare. I have the book about it and enjoy reviewing it when not close enough to visit again. Have enjoyed reading about the folks who designed it as well. A national treasure. If you like Winterthur be sure to see the Japanese Garden in Portland Oregon near the Zoo, Cheekwood in Nashville,... 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 so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you come again this year. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We visited the house and grounds between Christmas and New Year. The tours of the house were sold out but they were letting people in for a partial look around. The tour area was off limits to those without a reservation. I would not have minded that so much but they charged full price regardless of this limited area of... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your visit to Winterthur. We are sorry that you were not able to take a house tour during your visit. Reserved Yuletide Tour tickets (house tours) were required during the Yuletide season this year. This was to ensure that those who were coming would have an opportunity to see both the house and... More 

New York City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Winterthur is a must-see for anyone interested in American decorative arts. Francis du Pont had quite the eye for putting together furniture, textiles, china, silver, etc. Now, we get to enjoy it! Take one of the private, guided tours that Winterthur offers; it is well worth the time and fee! We took the two-hour private tour. What we saw was... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to Winterthur. We are so glad to hear you enjoy the collection and the house. We hope you can visit again in the spring when the flowers are blooming in the garden. It is a beautiful site! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Tom was our tour guide at Winterthur; he's very well informed and personable. As a repeat visitor, it was fun to see this beautiful home at a different season of the year.

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Winterthur. It is so nice to hear that you have visited us a few times. We are happy to hear you enjoy your time at Winterthur and can't wait to see you and many others during the spring season! More 

Doylestown, PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

An hour long tour of the DuPont mansion with a wonderful docent. Although we only saw 3 floors of this 9 floor edifice, they were beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. I believe they decorate according to the seasons from the huge gardens on the grounds. Will go back in the spring to see what's new. I am told they... 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 so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you can visit again soon! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love the treasures you discover within a reasonable driving distance from home. We went to see the Downton Abbey exhibit, which was fantastic. Unfortunately, that exhibit has moved on. The home is lovely and your experience will vary depending on your guide. Some are long winded and dry and my attention wonders. Others are much more entertaining, but it's... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to Winterthur. We are pleased to hear you had such a great visit that it inspired you to join! There are many wonderful things to do throughout the year at Winterthur. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Burtonsville, Maryland, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Unable to keep our Saturday reservations due to illness the Winterthur allowed us to come on Sunday to view the Downton Abbey costumes from the award winning show on PBS. The Downton exhibit was indeed beautiful and enlightening. Accompanied by clips from the show and comparisons to the DuPonts whose home is Winterthur. The Museum is an informative look at... More 

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Allison D, Director of Sales at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Winterthur. We hope you can visit again in the spring when the garden is blooming! More 

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