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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: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
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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Another Dupont Estate preserved and cultivated for families, history buffs and horticulturalists

This was an amazing find. The admission was reasonable enough that we got a family membership because we're definitely coming back. Absolutely gorgeous landscape, and a bit less... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
natty64
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Ocean, NJ
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Ocean, NJ
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing find. The admission was reasonable enough that we got a family membership because we're definitely coming back. Absolutely gorgeous landscape, and a bit less overwhelming and deliberate than another Dupont estate 7 miles over the border in PA, Longwood Gardens. The vast majority here is outdoors. Our whole family loved it! Perfect Mother's Day trip.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you love the early American period as we do, this is Dupont's gift to succeeding generations: 175 rooms of real furnishings in rooms actually saved from early homes. Impressive. Plan for the better part of a day. We signed up for 2 immersion tours, in addition to the general tour. I would recommend if you're into this period.

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Draper, Virginia
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30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is the former estate of one of the DuPont grandsons. Beautiful gardens and home filled with antiques from all over the U.S. A view of how the .001% lived in the early 20th century. When I asked what the owner did for an occupation, the answer was , "Well he managed the estate." Since it employed about 300, I... 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. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Winterthur. Just a historical note regarding the evolution of the estate into a museum: H. F. du Pont’s intention was always to make Winterthur a museum. He wrote to William Sumner Appleton of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities... More 

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

You can visit either the house or the gardens or both. The gardens are like Longwood Gardens except on a smaller scale. The house is nice. At Christmas time it's decorated for the holidays. They are not quite on the scale of the Biltmore's , but nice anyway.

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Thank you for sharing your experience at Winterthur. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you can visit again. More 

Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My primary and overriding interest in coming to Winterthur was to see the gardens. However, after the quick tram tour through the gardens, which were expansive but not particularly showy or colorful in mid-June, I was left wanting. Fortunately the museum and home tour more than made up for the fact that my visit to the gardens was ill-timed. The... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your visit to Winterthur. We are so pleased you enjoyed it. More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Despite our visit during the period after the earlier spring blossoms, the gardens of the Du Pont Estate are beautiful. The tour is easy and fun but the mansion antiques are what make this tour so worth yiur while, in my humble opinion, that is. Something to travel to Phily and Delaware for!

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Thank you for sharing your experience at Winterthur. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Oklahoma
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270 reviews 270 reviews
151 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was turned into a museum by Dupont while he was still living on the grounds. This is a beautiful mansion with lots of gardens to wander. You can take a tram tour through the gardens and to the mansion or you can walk. The grounds are planted to have some type of interest throughout the year, whether it is... More 

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We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More 

Baltimore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I took my 79-year old mother to visit Winterthur because we had been here before, but were unable to see much of it at that time, as we came too late in the day. This trip we arrived early and on a Tuesday. The estate was lovely and there were not a lot of people. In fact, we were the... More 

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We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope you can come again! More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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121 reviews 121 reviews
43 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Winterthur has a magnificent collection of furnishings. It has special exhibits that change frequently. I have viewed -- and appreciated -- these exhibits and collections. There is a lovely reflecting pool near the museum and library. And an enchanting section of the woods designed with children in mind. But what keeps me coming back to Winterthur are the TREES. I... More 

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Thank you for sharing your visit on TripAdvisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Winterthur and that you appreciate all the lovely trees in our landscape! More 

Bellevue Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is one of the most magical, moving places I have ever visited. We were there when the magnolia's and forsythia's were is full bloom. We spent a whole afternoon walking through the woods and never even had time to tour the house. The layout seems so natural, yet is carefully planned to offer postcard views, and intimate "rooms" around... More 

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Thank you for sharing your experience at Winterthur. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

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Additional Information about Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Address: Address: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
Phone Number: 800-448-3883
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Winterthur
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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