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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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The DuPont family home/collection

So you have to buy an admission ticket. And then there are a couple of different types of tours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenda H
Beautiful Historic Home

A unique opportunity to see a home museum dedicated purely to American history. A gorgeous historic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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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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5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So you have to buy an admission ticket. And then there are a couple of different types of tours which are no additional cost (a tour is the only way you can get into the house). This place is amazing, a wide and varied collection...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A unique opportunity to see a home museum dedicated purely to American history. A gorgeous historic home and expansive gardens; the home has been expanded to accommodate the DuPont family collection of American History including parts of historic homes from all of the original 13...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was shocked and appalled to witness our guide, Kelly, treat my companion with rude, elitist and indeed racist remarks during the 2 PM introductory tour on Oct 27th, 2018. Winterthur seemed like a beautiful place, and we were looking forward to seeing it. Instead,...More

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for alerting us to your experience at Winterthur on Oct. 27, and we wish to apologize to you. At Winterthur we believe that any action of intolerance to the backgrounds of others is not only unacceptable but runs counter to H. F. du...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Winterthur on a weekend getaway to Elkton. The museum proved to be a great rainy day activity, and our tour guide was full of knowledge and historical tidbits relating to the house and the various collections within. I do wish...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived expecting to just see a mansion, but the gardens are a must see. Not formal in the way that Longwood or Nemours are, the setting is much more informal and bucolic. Large grounds with different plantings, take the shuttle tour from the visitors...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For our 45 wedding anniversary celebration day, my husband and I both wanted to spend it at Winterthur. He loves Period Furniture and I love interior design. We were both blown away! We started with the tram ride through the gardens, being informed and entertained...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Winterthur several times in different seasons. Not many flowers blooming this time, but it is fun to walk around the grounds and find all of the architectural “follies” spread around the property. The museum is always nice, with at least one...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

My mother and I visited Winterthur yesterday. I’ve done many, many house tours over the years and this was one of the very best. The landscaping is extraordinary and the interiors are gorgeous. Our visit was made especially meaningful by the two docents we were...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

We went to the Gardens to see the Folly Exhibits. There is a large parking area adjacent with a small walk to the main office. We decided to take the Tram ride to see most of them (note: Tram dose not go by all of...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We did the into tour with a very nice and knowledgable docent, but I expected much more of a slice of life instead of pointing out each piece of furniture and its period ditto the porcelain...and it was one small floor of a GIGANTIC home...I...More

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for providing your feedback regarding your visit to Winterthur. We're so glad you had a wonderful tour guide and enjoyed the shop and garden. There are many custom tours that can provide more detail on a specific aspect of Winterthur as an alternative...More

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25 January 2018|
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Response from JRD9314 | Reviewed this property |
With the late winter weather I would suggest mid April ! Spring will have sprung!
6 April 2017|
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Response from elainec552 | Reviewed this property |
A cab ride from Wilmington's Amtrak station should take 15-20 minutes. It can drop you off at the Visitors' Center. (The cafe there is quite good.) There is a shuttle that takes you to the mansion.
23 October 2016|
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Response from desiwood | Reviewed this property |
I have not done the Yuletide Tour either. All of their tours have some things included and things you can do on your own. Check out their website for details. You will also see on their website offerings of discounts for... More