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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
Owner description: Once a Du Pont family country retreat, this estate's spectacular gardens surround a 175-room...
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Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, History Museums, Gardens, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Big Flats, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I just visited Winterthur for the first time, but certainly not the last! Although it was a brisk fall day, we took the 20 minute outside shuttle ride from the visitor's center to the main buildings. The guide was very informative about the history of the grounds and buildings - I can't wait to return when the magnolias or the... More 

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washington dc
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Yuletide tour of the mansion was a nice thing to do with our family for the holiday season. I don't know that I would do it again. Tour was an hour late, it was a hassle to have to book reservations, super crowded, and the tour itself seemed limited. For the next visit, I will opt for a less crowded... More 

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New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A friend and I had timed tickets for the Yuletide tour during the week. While we did have to wait about 1/2 hour, the tour was well worth the wait. Tours were only 10 people and our guide, Terry, was terrific. He was knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. He loved answering questions. The lavish house is decorated for Christmas as it was... 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 TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Winterthur. We hope you can return again soon! More 

Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Take a Day off before the end of the year and treat yourself to one LAST visit to the traveling COSTUMES OFF DOWNTON ABBEY exhibit (ends Jan 4, 2015) and Christmas at Winterthur -really well done this year. My favorite tree was the dried flower tree made of all the flowers used in the last year. Hint: Eat in the... 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 liked the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibition. We hope you can visit again even after the exhibition is gone! More 

Washington, DC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We took the Yultide tour. Our guide was personable and knowledgeable. The rooms were fantastic and the stories about how the family lived were fascinating. The tour was leisurely, they didn't rush us. We saw the Downton Abbey Costume exhibit, which was wonderful, but temporary. Definetly want to come back in the Spring. Just about any age kids through seniors... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your visit to Winterthur. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was a great visit to a magnificent attraction. We attended the performance of A Christmas Carol by the great great grandson of Charles Dickens. It was amazing that this man could have a one man show for an hour and a half, play all the parts and engage the audience. It was absolutely wonderful. We then did the yuletide... More 

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

Thank you for visiting! The spring is also a wonderful time to visit when everything is blooming. Don't miss the garden in April/May especially! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Berryville, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I visited with a group of friends to see the Downton Abbey costume exhibit and the Yule tour. We also viewed the embroidery exhibit, ate lunch in the cafe and visited the gift shop. Both the exhibits and the tour were very good with excellent docents and guides who really enhanced our experience. The cafe lunch was only slightly above... More 

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

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! A small group tour on your next visit is an excellent idea. There are a lot of options to choose from and you can customize a tour to focus on the things that you're really interested in. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Loved the Yuletide tour and Downton Abbey exhibit. Tour guide for the Yuletide tour was tired and grumpy and didn't really share much about the house unless really, really pushed. Wish she had stayed home today. But.... The house and other exhibits were great!

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the museum. We apologize for the grumpiness. It's unusual as everyone who works here truly enjoys the museum and its visitors. We hope you can come visit again. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had a great time. Caught up with a dear friend. Had a wonderful lunch in the cafeteria. Saw the Downton Abbey clothing exhibit. Also took the Yuletide tour. Although it was cold we took the garden tram! Wonderful day!

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Winterthur and that you enjoyed seeing Costumes of Downton Abbey. We hope you can come visit again! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had a wonderful tour guide who took us in a group limited to 10 through the house as the Dupont's would have decorated and entertained at Christmas.Also toured the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit in the galleries.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for coming and we hope you can visit again soon! More 

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