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
About
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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AnnArborMichigan
Ann Arbor, MI174 contributions
Definitely a museum, not a home
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, MD631 contributions
A great visit
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
Winterthur during Christmas
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, FL6,130 contributions
Expected more color
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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Greg Harris
Yonkers, NY643 contributions
Greg & Katherine Alleyne Harris Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Experience.
May 2021 • Couples
The Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is an absolutely amazing attraction located in the heart of Winterthur, Delaware, and a definitive must see location for all who love gardens and quality decorative fine art.

In May of 2021, I brought and treated my wife and myself for a visit to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and we loved every single moment of our experience at the location.

During our time at Winterthur, my wife and I went on a very enjoyable guided tour of the garden by using the site’s tram vehicle. Both my wife and I were mesmerized and swept by the sheer size of the Winterthur estate and were undoubtedly captivated by estate’s gorgeous gardens and the multiple folly’s that are located throughout the property.

Following our guided tour of the garden, my wife and I then went and explored Henry Francis Du Pont’s mansion . We learned much about the history of Henry Francis DuPont and the vast estate he helped to create and develop. We also viewed and took great pictures of the immense furnishings that DuPont collected during his lifetime, such as the multitude of great quality China sets and other notable antique merchandise.

In addition to visiting the DuPont’s mansion, my wife and I also visited the Winterthur Museum and came across additional extensive antique merchandise and other great quality works of art.

The Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is an absolute great attraction that my wife and I highly recommend for all travelers to stop and visit. You will enjoy every moment of your experience at the location, just as it was for me and my wife!!!
Written May 30, 2021
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TrashTalkers
Franklin, TN28 contributions
Winterthur is Wonderful!
May 2021
We loved this place. We did the Museum (house) tour and the garden tram tour. We have toured many homes in America and this one is now near or at the top of the list.
Very interesting pieces inside. Outside is impressive in size but not in style. I'm not much into gardening but I really enjoyed the tram tour. Definitely worth the $20 entry fee. If I lived there I would buy an annual membership and walk the paths frequently.
Written May 24, 2021
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Arthur S
Edgewood, MD423 contributions
Excellent Tram tour
May 2021
The garden tram tour with Mike the driver and narrator was outstanding. In particular, the vast number of trees and flowers with azaleas in bloom made for a visually spectacular display during the 30 minute ride through the gardens. The history of the gardens, where and when the various trees were acquired were well described by Mike.
Written May 12, 2021
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NorthernTrails
New York15 contributions
I love Winterthur!
Apr 2021
Such beauty here! During my mid April visit, the gardens were awash with thousands of bluebells, fabulous magnolia trees, lilacs, azalea just starting to bloom, lovely trails and meadows, gardens and water features. Magnificent! The tour of the house was quite enjoyable and the museum spectacular with Mr. DuPont's many treasures. The museum's second floor is devoted to Mrs. DuPont and offers a wealth of information about Mrs. DuPont and their life together - the plaques were in large print and very easy to read! We walked until we could not walk anymore, then we took a delightful ride on the tram. Our guide was excellent and we learned even more about the DuPonts and the estate. I had thought Longwood Gardens was going to be the highlight of our trip, but Winterthur was the clear winner. Winterthur shines with the rustic beauty of nature, pure and simple, perfectly presented by Mr. DuPont.
Written April 23, 2021
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Bilal Motley
Claymont, DE194 contributions
Incredible!
Apr 2021 • Family
It took me twelve years to finally visit the estate. Wow! It’s comparable to seeing Luxembourg Gardens in Paris the first time.
Written April 19, 2021
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mcdh4561
Fredericksburg, VA567 contributions
Daffodils and Blue bells in bloom
Apr 2021
We visited this 1000-acre estate on a Thursday morning and the entrance road was ablaze in various daffys and blue bells. The parking lot was nearly empty and there were no crowds to bother with. The tram ride to the main house was quite pleasant and the trees and landscaping were impressive.The museum centers on the DuPonts and their high society ways, as exemplified by their china and fine art, as well as antique furniture.
Written April 15, 2021
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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM