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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Museum and Garden: Great! Logistics: Need work.

Seeing Winterthur is a very different experience from seeing Longwood Gardens and visitors should... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Victor S
Rockville, Maryland
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My family visited during Yuletide. We arrived around 11:30am and the next available time for the... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Herndon, 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 16 May 2018

Seeing Winterthur is a very different experience from seeing Longwood Gardens and visitors should adjust their expectations accordingly. While Longwood has spectacular planted flower gardens and numerous breathtaking fountains, you won't find that at Winterthur. What you will find is a place with a tremendous...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Victor S
Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for your feedback regarding your experiences at Winterthur. We are pleased you enjoyed the grounds and the house. We apologize that your experience at the Visitor Center was disappointing. You should have been directed to the Galleries Reception Atrium rather than asked to stand...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I was tired from being at Longwood gardens that morning. The house has too much pottery. You can only view about 15 rooms. I went here because my mom wanted to go. Don’t go on Mother’s Day weekend it’s miserable!More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

We are so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience at Winterthur. Mother's Day weekend can be fairly busy, and if you were at another garden earlier in the day, that would definitely be a lot to do in one day! What makes...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

My family visited during Yuletide. We arrived around 11:30am and the next available time for the Yuletide tour was 3:30pm! If you’re pressed for time, I highly suggest you reserve a time online. We stayed and spent a relaxing 4 hours occupying our time with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We were lucky to visit on a quiet Sunday afternoon since a horse steeple chase was nearby. We had a nice lunch in the visitor center before we boarded a shuttle bus to take us to the DuPont home for a tour. Our young tour...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank JKS55
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We spent most of a day here. We first walked around the gardens to see the flowers and the architectural “follies” that were being exhibited. After that, we had a small lunch next to the museum gift shop, and then did one of the more...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Wtrav77
Reviewed 27 April 2018

A friend and I went to Amish country, Longwood Gardens, and Winterthur. Looked forward to all three. Only disappointed by Winterthur. I was apprehensive because of reviews I read here. I knew I wouldn't be interested in the Introductory Tour -- too antsy to listen...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We drove up all the way from Texas just to see Winterthur and unfortunately did not do our homework by reading everyone’s review. We paid for the introductory tour which was truly a disappointment as the tour guide (L) was scripted, perfunctory, and not very...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank DrAntonioJesurun
Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

We are so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. We do try our best to keep tours moving, so that every group gets a chance to look at and learn about each of the rooms on the tour. We do welcome questions on...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

We won tickets to Winterthur in a raffle. Tickets we received had expiration dates on them. We were waiting for Spring to hopefully see all the flowering trees and bulbs in bloom. However, they were about to expire so we decided to use them up,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Dining by design - is an exhibit that is a visual masterpiece. The pieces on display are astoundingly surpassed by the manner in which they are displayed - the lighting and arrangements placing various pieces next to each other to enable an appreciation of contrasting...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ihorr2015
Reviewed 14 April 2018

My sister and I spent Easter weekend in the Brandywine Valley and visited Winterthur on both days. Winterthur has a generous policy of allowing one general admissions ticket to be used on two consecutive days. (On the second day, just stop by the desk in...More

Date of experience: April 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