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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
+1 800-448-3883
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The Crown Jewel of American Decorative Arts!!

What an extraordinary place!! We went on the Antiques & Architecture tour with spectacular... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
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Learn about American history through furniture

The Winterthur Museum is a treasure trove of incredible furniture made by craftsman that rivaled... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary M
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an extraordinary place!! We went on the Antiques & Architecture tour with spectacular furniture.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Winterthur Museum is a treasure trove of incredible furniture made by craftsman that rivaled anything in the world. And Henry Francis DuPont had the resources to buy it all over several decades. And he knew that this would be something people would want to...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to the other Dupont sites like Lynwood and Nemours is not as grand. There are several tours with different prices since the space and collections are so big. We only saw one floor the 5th and after, the gallery, really had no energy or...More

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was an amazing experience from start to finish....first, the Home and Galleries were fantastic! Such lovely furnishings remind you of why it is important to learn about American antique furniture and accessories....true genius in cabinetwork and silver. Second, the Campbell soup tureen collection...More

Thank CaliforniaBooklady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found Winterthur while driving in the area and, having time, decided to see what it was all about. Other reviews will well chronicle the details of the mansion, furniture collection and the gardens, we thoroughly enjoyed the garden / house tour as recommended by...More

Thank NXTTRP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took friends to see Winterthur. We thought the introductory tour of parts of the house used for entertaining would be perfect. It was very enjoyable, and despite having taken the tour before I saw things I hadn’t noticed during previous visits. The tour lasts...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited many times as members but this was our first estate tour, which we learned they have been offering for 5 years! These tours are offered at 4:30, are one hour long and take you by tram to the far reaches of the...More

Thank Ihor R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Winterthur Gardens are different from other gardens as they are forests, hills, meadows and streams filled with fields of azaleas, old beautiful trees, and flowers blooming different times of the year. The tram from the Visitors Center to the Museum is educational about the gardens...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is one of the huge DuPont family estates in Wilmington. Winterthur was built as a grand home, but soon evolved into a huge museum of the family's magnificent collection of art, furnishings and collectibles. Before visiting one should research the collection and determine what...More

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review of Winterthur. We appreciate your advice to future visitors and agree that taking some time in advance to look at the website and get a better feel for all the wonderful options here, will make their visit more...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Who would not love Winterthur? The gardens are lovely and the house museum collection is legendary and superlative. I visited Winterthur on 28 June 2017 and took the very first tour in the morning. (The house is seen by guided tour only.) Our tour guide...More

Thank RJRinRI
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839melissak
6 April 2017|
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Response from Elaine C | 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.
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lovelycouple1982
22 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
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NoStoppinUs
10 September 2015|
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Response from Allison D | Property representative |
Our Yuletide Tour is wheelchair accessible. It is a beautiful holiday tour and our most popular tour of the years, and we have the Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light exhibition this year during Yuletide as well in... More
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