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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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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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Beautiful grounds and stunning children's garden!

I recently visited Winterthur for the first time, and my son and I enjoyed the grounds so much that I was a little sad that we had not visited sooner! We spent most of our visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I recently visited Winterthur for the first time, and my son and I enjoyed the grounds so much that I was a little sad that we had not visited sooner! We spent most of our visit in the Enchanted Woods children's garden, which my son loved. He literally started crying when we had to leave because he wanted to keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Winterthur has so much to offer that you may as well just stop reading and go right to their Web page. Something fantastic for gardeners all all ages, for artists, for historians, for shoppers, for a nice walk in a garden followed by refreshments, for spring and for holidays. Easy to get to, great parking, good to great access. They... More 

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Winterthur is the premier museum of 17th Century thru 19th Century American antiques and decorative arts. The gardens are fantastic. Go during azula season which is in May. Book a tour of the museum in advance.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

My husband and I got there early and got on the first tour of the DuPont home. There is a shuttle to the house which includes a very informative narrative. I personally did not care for our tour guide but I'm sure some are better than others . The collection of beautiful furniture etc is not to be missed! I... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband and I visited Winterthur recently in early April. First let me say that the puzzling website does a poor job of explaining the experience one is in for and the kinds of tours available. But once you're there, my oh my, what an impressive museum of Americana, expert tours, and gorgeous grounds! The website simply did not impart... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback on your visit to Winterthur. We also appreciate your feedback on the website. We will take the suggestions into consideration. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit here. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The flowers were not in bloom when I went so I missed out on seeing the pretty garden; however, we received a fascinating tour of the DuPont mansion. Our guide was very knowledgeable and presented us with a great history of the estate.

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Thank you for your review of your visit to Winterthur. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I took the "Antiques & Architecture" tour after taking the general Introductory Tour. Wow! With 175 rooms in the house, there is something exciting around every turn. I highly recommend taking one of the special tours beyond the general tour. While many of the rooms are "roped off" in the general tour, it is not so in other areas of... More 

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Thank you for your review on your visit to Winterthur. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Abundant history in the stately mansion with meticulous antiques in every room. Mr. du Pont was an amazing collector and his passion certainly stands out. Every detail is unbelievable and one of the best collections.

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Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Winterthur. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Athens, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I studied material culture at grad school and heard about Winterther every day. I'm so glad I was finally able to go, it's a fascinating place. The objects the have are amazing and well worth learning about. Be prepared to spend several hours if not the entire day here.

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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Winterthur. Please visit us again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What a wonderful historic place! He had a vision that he carried out to cherish american furniture, architecture. We live in the area and go to Winterthur 1 or times a year. My favorite times to go are Fall up through end of December to see the holiday exhibit. The house is decorated for entertaining at Christmas. Also like to... More 

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