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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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beautiful, fascinating and amazing

the gardens are amazing and the attention to detail by DuPont is beyond belief, and the house is... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
rich p
Beautiful woodland setting

I rate Winterthur as my favorite DuPont museum. The grounds are lovely and the house has amazing... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Staunton, Virginia
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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 8 August 2018

the gardens are amazing and the attention to detail by DuPont is beyond belief, and the house is way ahead of its time. The gallery is nice and the tour is interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I rate Winterthur as my favorite DuPont museum. The grounds are lovely and the house has amazing period rooms. We had an excellent tour guide at the house, and our tram driver was a font of information about the gardens. Winterthur is open Sunday morning,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is also included in the Brandywine passport which makes this a must see. It includes the mansion tour, garden tour ,and museum. There is a visitor center with a cafeteria next to the parking lot. The bus to the mansion and the tram that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This was our third visit to Winterthur is the last 15 months. Our purpose for this trip was to show our grandchildren the Enchanted Woods. We’ve toured the mansion and the gardens is the past. But we’ve been saving the EW for a visit with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous place. Need a day to visit rather than a short period of time, but can get a reservation for a tour and a tram ride and possibly do a half day. The tours are different floors in different times. We toured fifth floor. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

I just looked at some of the reviews and I have to counter their comment. We were so taken by the people who work here. The lovely lady who greeted us, explaining to us the layout of the facility and what's available. Our guide was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Best place in the US to see interiors of every style and quality. Chinoiserie is a fav. High style Philadelphia pieces too. Tram tour had enthusiastic driver, nothing much in bloom but a good overview of estate and new follies. House is as good as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have a membership to Winterthur. I'm a single grandmother so I purchased the more expensive membership that allows me to bring my family. I went two times (March 2018 and June 2018) to walk in the gardens. I don't carry my membership card because...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

We apologize that you had a poor experience at the Visitor Center. If a Member comes to the Visitor Center, we are more than happy to look up their membership for them, and we will remind our staff regarding this courtesy for the future.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a garden lover’s paradise. The grounds are beautifully maintained with many paths for those who love to take a leisurely walk. Serene and heavenly.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kris S
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We were fortunate to have Duncan as the driver of our guided tram around the property because he was well informed but very pleasantly funny. We enjoyed every minute of that tram tour. We especially enjoyed going back to the Enchanted Woods (children's garden) because...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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