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Address: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
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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Amazing Journey Into The Past! Don't Miss It!

Took the family on vacation in Wilmington, DE, and one of our stops was to see the Winterthur Museum. I can't say enough about this place. The beautiful landscape, Mansion and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Huntington Station
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Princeton Jct., NJ
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a lot to see and enjoy here, but it cannot be done in a few hours. The staff is wonderfully nice and provides great assistance. If you are looking for flower gardens, this is not the place. It is more of acres and acres of what look like "naturalized" areas. The main mansion does not contain any furniture... More 

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Huntington Station
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the family on vacation in Wilmington, DE, and one of our stops was to see the Winterthur Museum. I can't say enough about this place. The beautiful landscape, Mansion and the knowledgable staff that gives you the tour. The mansion itself was a gem. Everything so well organized and preserved. As I was taking the walking tour I felt... More 

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Delaware
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38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fabulous property, home of "Point to Point" in May; this museum is a duPont estate you will not want to miss! Go back in time and experience what life was like for the family living at the estate. Walk through lush gardens, and keep an eye open for special exhibits, like the Downton Abby Dresses! Reasonably priced, near hundreds... More 

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Long Island
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254 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beginning with parking in the ample parking lot, then meeting with the helpful receptionist where we bought our tickets for entry, to the charming informative tram driver from West Virginia!, followed by the delightful tour of a few of the 175 rooms of the Dupont mansion, our afternoon at Winterthur was such a pleasant and worthwhile experience. The tram driver... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds to walk and enjoy native plants. After purchasing our tickets at the visitor's center, we boarded a small tram that took us around the grounds and ended at the mansion. We took the mansion tour and saw beautiful, historic furnishings and learned about the DuPont family. After the tour, we were free to roam the grounds and take... More 

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New Jersey
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68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had tickets for the Introductory Tour (general admission). I had purchased a Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport at a previous site, and Winterthur was one of eleven attractions you can see for the price. The Passport costs $45 per adult or $95 for a family of five, and I highly recommend getting one if you plan on visiting multiple attractions... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing museum established by Henry DuPont. The care and time he put into his collections is evident in every room. The into tour is well worth the approximately 45 mins. Here you get the basic overview of the living and entertaining areas of the home. I highly recommend one of the add on tours for $10pp. This... More 

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Sacramento, California
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361 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really appreciated the way this attraction is organized. You check in at the Visitor's Center (with gift shop and cafeteria) and then trams take you through the garden to the museum and house for tours. This estate was developed by several generations of DuPonts. Henry DuPont did the most by developing the museum and adding on the house (175... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely place with many gardens and beautiful foliage. It was so humid outside that just walking from the house to the koi pond I was drenched. I only wish it did not start down pouring, as there were so many other parts of the grounds we wanted to see.

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Landenberg, PA
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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