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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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Wonderful Folly Exhibits

We went to the Gardens to see the Folly Exhibits. There is a large parking area adjacent with a... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Hockessin, Delaware
Glorious Natural Woodland Setting

Visited for a September conference with Garden Club of America. Our group was wowed! Even though it... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Litchfield, Connecticut
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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 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DiAlJo
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

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

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Visited for a September conference with Garden Club of America. Our group was wowed! Even though it was not the ideal time to witness the spring & summer spectacle, the serenity of the grounds is magical. We took a walking tour along paths throughout the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank tangohampton
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Our niece was having her wedding r crouton at this venue. The gardens were beautiful and this is where her cocktail party was held. We then went to an indoor dining hall for the dinners and the place was beautiful. Great evening and the estate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gschleiffer
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Probably a hot day in September is not the ideal time to visit, but we thoroughly enjoyed Winterthur. We took the tram ride to visit the gardens and while not in bloom they were still beautiful. They are meticulously maintained. The house tour was interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank barbara115de
Reviewed 6 September 2018

If you love gardens, you will love Winterthur. The natural woodland and meadow settings are lovely, well maintained, and mature. Vistas are fabulous. The museum has a tremendous collection of antiques and Americana. There is a quirky collection of soup tureens from the Campbell company...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jo S
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Better in warmer months when plants, trees and shrubs are in bloom. We enjoyed the tours and thre ride through thre natural landscape gardens.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Kim S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The grounds are beautiful. Well managed tours. Highly knowledgeable staff. Excellent cafeteria for lunch, a bit pricey. First time on a tour that I was told in advance you can't separate from the tour until it was over. Be advised that if you find difficulty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Les S
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Lived in Philadelphia for over 30 years and this was my first, but not my last visit. Thoroughly enjoyed the garden tour which featured a limit installation of garden follies - so fun. The house tour offered insights to a time of a past-gone era.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank djaungst66
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My friend and I visited Winterthur for the house and Garden tour and it was a truly wonderful experience. The property has one of the most beautiful trees and bushes architected by Henry DuPont he had amazing vision. Inside the home the attention to every...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rosedoc64
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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