Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Victoria
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Sep 2021 • Family
Lovely walk through gardens & trails. Beautiful architecture & museum. Quaint area & day trip.picturesque.
Written November 4, 2021
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yalibrarian
San Antonio, TX277 contributions
Oct 2021
I imagine late October is not the prettiest time to visit, but I was more than satisfied with the fall colors and abundance of foliage. There are hills here -- everywhere -- which this 55 year old enjoyed taking so she could treat herself to dessert or a drink at dinnertime. If hills are not your thing, they have a shuttle almost to the mansion and a free shuttle tour of the gardens. I didn't use either, but they seemed handy. Covid rules required masks in the indoor areas (e.g., visitor's center, cafe, museum, mansion); additionally, the museum gift shop and most of the mansion except for the first floor was closed. The mansion tour requires a timed ticked, which I purchased on-line, and although it was limited and self-guided, the tour had knowledgeable docents/interpreters in each room to answer questions and share anecdotes. Since I have a hearing disability, I very much appreciated the on-line tour guide with very detailed written information about each room. After the tour, I meandered the various paths next to the mansion. Even though the signage was a bit confusing at times, I managed to make my way through much of the gardens and back to the visitor's center without having to shout for help. Again, there are hills. Beautiful gardens despite the lack of flowering plants. I would love to return in the spring/summer to see all the blooms; I'm sure it's spectacular. Had a yummy cup of mushroom soup at the cafeteria inside the visitor's center before heading out. Expect to spend 2-4 hours here. Ample free parking adjacent to the visitor's center. Fun fact: When you pronounce "Winterthur", the "h" is silent (I was corrected on-site)
Written November 2, 2021
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Jeffrey A
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Oct 2021 • Couples
We visited Wintethur October 28 2021. We paid $20/ea. Looked forward to a another grand house tour, with recent in-depth visits to mansions at Newport RI in mind. We started the tour of the 175 room DuPont home and 20 minutes later we were done, allowed to tour only 4 rooms, with one being the foyer. We visited 3 percent of the mansion. What a colossal waste of time and $40 total for both of us. We should have been advised that it was a limited four room tour and charged $5. We were scammed and will not be back.
Written October 31, 2021
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drjeff
Boston, MA528 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We spent 21/2 hours viewing the gardens house and museum. It was a wonderful experience to see al these things and the genius of the man behind it. What sets this house apart from the other grand houses of America most of which I have seen is the emphasis on American crafts from 1660 to 1870. He was an avid collector with a good eye. And for me I had never seen a wild garden before. Come you will love it
Written October 19, 2021
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fantomasX
Philadelphia, PA24 contributions
May 2021
Beautiful park and gardens, with diverse trails and terrain/plants. We visited with kids and grandparents, and all had fun. Good for several hours at least.

We didn't get a chance to go into the library/museum since that required separate
advance tickets. Another time!
Written October 8, 2021
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Sasha Lee
Baltimore, MD26 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
This place is absolutely phenomenal! The beauty and essence of this place is done no justice in pictures as its beauty is out of this world. The way the entire place is so well cared for and preserved is absolutely wonderful. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and gave adequate information about the history of the mansion and the story of its original owners. For someone who is a history lover and nature lover, this is definitely an experience worth the trip. It is definitely a true gem of Delaware.
Written September 28, 2021
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AnnArborMichigan
Ann Arbor, MI174 contributions
Aug 2021
Very impressive collection but do not expect to see any of the 175 rooms. Also, do not expect to get a sense of how the family lived here because it is definitely a museum. Gardens are beautiful!
Written August 29, 2021
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ddallas1969
Linthicum Heights, MD642 contributions
Jul 2021
Like all the Dupont sites, the docents make the visit worthwhile! SO informative! They make it so interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this to anyone. We plan to return during the holidays.
Written August 14, 2021
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Odyssey409
United States78 contributions
Dec 2020
(Pre-Covid Review)

We visited during the Christmas season, and the house was decked out! There were Christmas trees in almost every room, and the house was full of Christmas flowers and decorations. All the rooms were so pretty and the staff was very informative if you had questions. It was very cool to see all of the pieces of furniture and learn about the history of the house. Definitely would come back.
Written July 29, 2021
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Nancy L
Orlando, FL6,153 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Expected more color. Lots of green and a very pretty place. Tram ride was nice. Lack of color kept me from a desire to wander. They say the color is there around Mother’s Day.
Written July 2, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM