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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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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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The amazing country life of Du Pont!

Wow! This museum was actually the country home of Du Pont, now left as a museum. The main house is spectacular as is the amazing collection of antiques. The grounds are no less... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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134 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! This museum was actually the country home of Du Pont, now left as a museum. The main house is spectacular as is the amazing collection of antiques. The grounds are no less interesting. Apparently Du Pont was a big fan of horticulture and called himself the "head gardener". The grounds include a whimsical "Fairy garden" and a mix of... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Winterthur - Henry Francis du Pont's home - at the holidays and we marvelled at the extravagantly decorated mansion. Tickets for the Yuletide tours sell out every year, so think about booking now for Holiday 2016! This is a "must" for anyone who loves architecture and antiques. The Winterthur museum, garden and library has various opening hours, so check... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Did the Yuletide Tour, which was very nice. Small groups of 10 per tour. Great deal of information is given by each guide. Recommend you purchase tour tickets in advance as several people who had not done so were unable to do the tour, they were sold out.

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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 on TripAdvisor. We are so glad you enjoyed our visit and appreciate the tip for buying tickets in advance. Yuletide is very popular and does tend to sell out. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

It was a last minute decision to visit the house and we finally got there with a little detour. The Tour start with a bus ride to the Museum. Once we start the tour, I only just realised that it was Mr. Du Pont's family house. The house was well preserved; beautifully decorated for Christmas and each room tells story... 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 tour. Sorry for the cold Mid-Atlantic weather :-). You definitely must come back in the spring when the garden is in bloom. It is absolutely breathtaking. More 

Rockville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Visited during the holiday season and had an excellent tour. All the docents were very informative. Beautiful decorations. Make sure to leave time to walk the grounds. Grounds are well maintained and nice to walk through even with nothing blooming. There is a large gift shop in the carriage house across from the visitor center entrance. Only down side -... 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 on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

Ephrata
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is a great place for a visit if you are into history. A guided tour of the DuPont house and numerous rotating historical exhibits. Spring and summer are great to visit the gardens but not on a cold winter day.

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

Thank you for sharing your Winterthur experience on TripAdvisor. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. For those not interested in historical objects, there is a great garden to walk in the spring and summer, and we always have changing exhibitions that might be of interest. More 

Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Friend and I visited Winterthur today for the Yuletide tour. Weather was poor so we did not add the garden tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgable, had been there a long time and knew a lot of inside information which allowed her to add color to the standard tour. Would highly recommend a visit at Christmas: beautifully decorated, many trees... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at Winterthur on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Yuletide Tour. We hope you can return to see the garden in spring. More 

Milton, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This was our 3rd visit for the Yuletide tour. Every year you see something new. The house is decorated to the nines !!!

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

Thank you for sharing your review of Winterthur! We find the Yuletide Tour offers something new every year as well. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Winterthur is a very accessible place to do many different things. we recently viewed the largest private collection of tiffany glass. we usually tour the house every Christmas season; I am not able to this year. but this place is history in a nutshell. there is the very accessible museum, house tours, a large and lovely gift shop, a bookstore,... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your Winterthur experience on TripAdvisor. We appreciate it. We hope you can return in the spring for the blooming flowers! More 

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Winterthur is a museum, 167 rooms decorated with the finest collection of American furnishings and decorative arts. But it's also an estate. The gardens are first rate- much more of a natural focus than Longwood which goes for the glitz. I love walking the grounds, don't miss the reflecting pool and the quarry garden. The gardens are amazing at Azalea... 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 pleased you enjoyed your visit and that you mentioned the garden! It is beautiful in spring. We hope you can return! More 

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