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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, Gardens, History Museums, Libraries, Specialty 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 mansion housing the world's finest collection of American... more » 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. « less
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The two and a half hour ride from Arlington was a small price to pay for the lovely day we spent at Winterthur! The estate was easy to find, parking convenient and the visitor center welcoming. We started with a lovely tram tour of the gardens, complete with history and information. We then went on a noon house tour. Beautiful... More

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Charlestown
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I traveled through Delaware on our 26th anniversary trip. We decided to stop at the Winterthur Gardens and Library not knowing how the gardens would be in April. We were very pleased that it was so nice and that there were so many flowers in bloom. The tour of the house was just amazing and the guides... 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 to Winterthur. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! More

Jamaica, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

After hearing so much about this museum for years, I was really looking forward to being in the area and getting in a visit. It started out great, with a tram tour of the estate gardens, with a great and funny driver/guide. But when we got to the mansion, it was shrouded in scaffolding for a major window restoration project.... 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 trip to Winterthur. We apologize that the window restoration project obstructed your view of the house. The project will restore the face of Winterthur closer to the 1930s vision of the home and provide a better visitor experience inside and out. Hopefully you can come back and visit when the project is completed.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

So enjoyed this visit! From the guest service to the beautiful grounds- it was great. The tram introduction was very informative. The docents were incredible and very sincere when answering question. I would do this all over again soon if we lived close by. A true historical and botanical treasure!

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

Thank you for your feedback! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Winterthur and hope you can visit again if you come back to the area. More

Marietta, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We drove up from Dover to see this and it was a very pleasant visit. There is so much to see and a great variety of things from architecture to furniture to silver and wonderful gardens. We love to brings plants back home when we visit places and we purchased a chartreuse coral bell that has grown well back in... More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at Winterthur. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and had a good time at the museum and garden. More

Hamburg, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stopped here on our way from Philadelphia to Baltimore, but it certainly worth a trip if visiting Philly. Gardens were huge and peaceful to walk thru. The house tour was excellent. Best attraction was the Downton Abbey costume exhibition. Learning about how the costumes were made and designed, as well as the vintage fabrics used was quite interesting. It was... More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at Winterthur. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibition. More

Oakton, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The exterior of the mansion/musem - Winterthur - is currently 85% covered up with green canvas with scaffolding underneath for renovations with will take the rest of the year. This DEFINITELY impaired the beauty or grandness of the building. So, take that into account. The mansion has 9 floors, but you see only 1 floor (the 5th) on the regular... More

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

Thank you for providing feedback on your visit. We are delighted you enjoyed the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibition. We are currently in the midst of a major house renovation, which will replace the windows and shutters to the architect's original 1930s vision. The new glass will help to better protect the collection and provide more natural sunlight into the... More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We are sooooooooooooooooo glad that we decided to visit Winterthur and became members. We cannot wait to go back again. There is so much to see. The entire staff was so friendly. The Downton Abbey exhibit was just unbelievable (this is the reason that we went in the first place). I asked my teenage daughter if she preferred Winterthur or... More

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

Thank you for your excellent feedback! We are so happy you had a wonderful visit to Winterthur and decided to become a Member. Winterthur strives to offer an excellent experience each visit, as Members we hope you will enjoy all we have to offer! More

New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Here is the home of Henry Francis DuPont... stroll through the acres of gardens... wear comfortable shoes ... tour the house and view the gallery exhibits... this needs at least 2 or 3 hours.. bring a camera or use your cell phone to take photos ... visit the website or call ahead for details .. pre-buy your tickets and/or use... 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 delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibition. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Winterthur is a one of a kind experience. Everything about it exceeded my expectations. The Downton Abbey exhibit is exquisitely done. In addition, the house and associated tours were so interesting, a glimpse into another time. Most of the guides were very knowledgeable and able to respond to questions. The grounds are beautiful and again, take your back to another... More

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Thank you for sharing your experience at Winterthur. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and had a good time at the museum and garden. More

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