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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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Henry duPont's home (155 rooms) and gardens (60 acres) provide insight into how he lived his life and his philanthropy. There is a tram with a guide which gives an overview of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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NYC, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Henry duPont's home (155 rooms) and gardens (60 acres) provide insight into how he lived his life and his philanthropy. There is a tram with a guide which gives an overview of the property. There is also a shuttle bus on the property. There are guided tours of his home. Our guide, for seven people, was impressive in her knowledge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is pretty well furnished with American history, and the gardens are pretty nice. Our tour guide, however, seemed very uninspiring with unhumorous remarks about the furnishings. Still, this place is all right for a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

What a lovely stop on our trip. Mr. Dupont was a great collector of the arts and our tour guide was great in pointing out special pieces and details in each room. The house offers a great history of the times and overlooks beautiful gardens. Our one suggestion would be for the tours to be spaced further apart. We often... More 

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Centerville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This home was built by Henry Francis du Pont, who was the collector of American antiques, art and decorative arts. The permanent collection is enormous and you can tour the rooms of his home as well as the museum galleries. There are always interesting exhibits, such as their Downton Abbey costumes show. The naturalized gardens are lovely, especially in spring... More 

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was a wonderful day trip! The gardens are not the formal garden you would find in Europe, but there are copses of different types of trees, an enchanted forest, lovely groups of over 43 types of evergreens. In the spring they said the forest floor is filled with bulbs and we managed to see a few late azaleas. The... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We returned to Winterthur after a 30 year absence. The quick tour was enjoyable: one floor of the house, the museum, and a tram ride around the grounds. The history of the DuPonts is fascinating and you can spend a lot of time in the museum and gardens. Unfortunately, in July, we didn't see much in bloom and were glad... More 

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Coldspring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We enjoyed touring this beautiful mansion & grounds - lots of history. It has a great gift shop as well as a cafe in the visitors center. Don't miss this gem!

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Pomona, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I was very dissappointed in my visit to Winterthur. I thought I was going to be able to view this beautiful house in all its rooms. Prices were extreemly high to see the entire house. I was only able to afford to view one floor. Which only showed me sitting rooms and a dining room. Also my tour guide did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was a wonderful visit and the guides were both informative and fun! The grounds are worth the visit but don't miss the house. Also check out the Campbell soup tureens ...it is quite an impressive collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Book a tour for the house and spend time in the gardens. Not to be missed are the enchanted garden, designed for children but a delight to all, the greenhouse with a bell rung by a spout of water, and the water lilies. The day was terribly hot and the tram was canceled (why? seems like the tram should run... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Winterthur. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you can come again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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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