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Address: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
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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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What a garden to luxuriate in

When I lived in the area, this was my favorite place to walk. The gardens constantly change and their beauty is spectacular. Don't miss late March when the siberian squill and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Dr Kayta G
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I lived in the area, this was my favorite place to walk. The gardens constantly change and their beauty is spectacular. Don't miss late March when the siberian squill and glory of the snow bloom purple and deep blue and form a canopy of color among the tall trees

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Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although spring and fall are the best times to go, you will enjoy almost any season. The enchanted woods is a real treat for younger kids. Be sure to warn them to avoid fair rings.... If you are into seasonal pics for the family, you will always find something. The back side of the house there is a pool and... More 

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Annapolis MD area, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to see their Yuletide exhibit of the DuPont mansion. As they say "being rich does not suck"! What a life the DuPont family lead. The mansion and estate as pristine and massive. Coming here doing the Christmas season is magical. The have this place set up so beautifully for Christmas. It seems as if no stone is unturned... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great estate to tour. The house was decorated beautifully for Christmas and the history of the Du Pont family was fascinating. Would highly recommend a visit anytime of the year!

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Pikesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a drive to enjoy the estate during the Winter Season. It is just as lovely. Our tour guide on the tram was very knowledgeable and shared lots of details an fun facts. The restaurant there also has awesome good food. Definitely a fun place to go. this was my 2nd visit but I plan to go in early... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to feel like cattle in a pen being rushed around through about one tenth of a mansion for $22 a pop, then come here. Beautiful, stunning house. The preservation work and collections are commendable if not breathtaking. But you only see part of the basement and first floor. If you go on a busy day, you will... More 

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

We appreciate your feedback. Yuletide is a busy season, but we always do our best to provide a comfortable and unique experience for our visitors. We apologize that you were unsatisfied with your tour guide. Our tour guides are very knowledgeable and do a fantastic job of imparting interesting information about the house as well as the collection and the... More 

Easton, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Winterthur Museum during the week between Christmas and New Years and took their Yuletide Tour. Our group was comprised of two adults and an 8 year-old-child. The Winterthur is an impressive mansion showcasing amazing collections, but it is not a place that will hold a child's interest for as long as it requires. Clearly, we knew we... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see Winterthur's Yuletide tour shortly after Christmas. Everything about Winterthur is upscale. There are many Yuletide tours going on at one time with each guide handling about 10 people. Our guide was a retired gentleman who worked in the field of finance for decades. The staff there seems superior to what you see at other museums, they're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another place to add to your bucket list. We went during the holidays and enjoyed seeing all the Christmas decorations. Reservations are a must !! We had a very knowledgeable tour guide that was great in giving us interesting stories about this property. Well organized and breath taking rooms. A gorgeous gorgeous place to visit!!!! Allow a couple of hours... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in the winter and the place was dolled up for Christmas. the exhibitions and gift shops and tours are all interesting. It never felt crowded and we walked everywhere instead of taking the transportation.

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