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Address: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
Phone Number: 800-448-3883
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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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Beautiful, tranquil woodland and meadow land gardens.

Less travelled and more spacious than near- by Longwood Gardens, the tranquillity of these wooded acres is a treasure. The Azelias in late spring; the Hostas in July and the early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Landenberg, PA
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Landenberg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Less travelled and more spacious than near- by Longwood Gardens, the tranquillity of these wooded acres is a treasure. The Azelias in late spring; the Hostas in July and the early Spring Crocus and Daffodils, all flowering in natural wooded surroundings are a delight. Owls, Robins, Canada geese and other birds thrive in these surroundings. Nice restaurant for snacks or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to Winterthur. We purchased a Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport which got us a garden tour on the tram as well as the introductory tour of the mansion. Both were well worthwhile! We were astounded by the number and variety of rare and very old trees and plantings on the tour. After a short ride, we... More 

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ellet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beautiful home is really something to see, but the gardens here are spectacular!! The tram tour was awesome, our guide Candy was very knowledgeable and friendly. As an avid gardner, I was blown away by the vision Mr. DuPont had for the grounds of his home. He is my new hero.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Winterthur was on our list to see for years, and it actually exceeded our expectations. The gardens are beautiful, and you get a tram tour to get a feeling for the whole property. The information on it talks about the treasure trove of American decorative arts, but being there is just amazing. The tours are limited in size; so, you... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a perfect day to visit these magnificent gardens and home. Sunny, warm and breezy. We took the half hour tram ride to the Visitor Center where we picked up our tickets. (You should make a reservation ahead of time.) The gardens and over 1000 acres are beautiful and the home, filled with furnishings, etc from the U.S., were... More 

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Allentown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the morning touring the mansion and took the tram ride through the garden. The mansion tour was excellent. Small groups are taken by a docent so there is ample time to ask questions and look around. The tram ride through the gardens was okay, but I was expecting to see lots of flowers and fountains, etc. similar to... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So beautiful we forgot to take pictures! We took the garden tram and the general admission house tour. I only wish we had more time to take more tours but we were able to walk the gardens which was a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful DuPont Estate is a wonderful place to visit. The grounds are beautiful especially in May when the azaleas and rhododendrons are in bloom. But anytime is a great time to go. For kids or kids at heart there is the Enchanted Forest complete with magical mushrooms and fairy cottages. My granddaughter loved it! The tour of the mansion... More 

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Kennett Square
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Winterthur is a place you can get lost in the beauty all around you. You can stroll or take a tram car to get you to different locations. There is a lot of walking and some hills but fully WC accessible. There is a lovely cafe and gift shops. It is amazing to see how the first settlers to DE... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just love this place. The grounds are beautiful and accessible by a continuously-running team if you don't have the desire to walk around. The house tours are interesting and informative. I have had three different tours with three different docents, all memorable. The cafe is quite good and the gift shops are so inviting and well-stocked with everything from... More 

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