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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
+1 800-448-3883
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we did the tram garden tour for an hour. Informative and pleasant. We had a picnic lunch then the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David_Laurie6
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Red Bank, New Jersey
Anniversary Stroll

We visited Winterthur for our anniversary because it was such a beautiful day and we have never... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hrl117
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Claymont, Delaware
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
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Reviewed 4 days ago

we did the tram garden tour for an hour. Informative and pleasant. We had a picnic lunch then the 1 hour house tour. This was a great intro but clearly nothing but an intro to this enormous collection. After the tour we did the museum...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Winterthur for our anniversary because it was such a beautiful day and we have never been (we live so close!). A lot of people want to compare to Longwood Gardens, but it is in a completely different realm of properties. Winterthur has 'Enchanted...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Winterthur is a small city near Zurich, about 25 minutes by train. It has an excellent kunst museum in two buildings. The permanent collection has great impressionists paintings by van Gogh, Monet, Bonnard... Also the old part of the city itself looked beautiful, and has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect at Winterthur, and I was amazed by the size of the historic house and the natural gardens. I definitely needed to spend more that two hours! The tour guide on the one-hour tour of the house was knowledgeable, gave...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are extensive and can be seen by a tram ride. If walking, the Quarry Garden was fascinating as well as the native planting’s in the woods. The house is interesting if a bit overwhelming. Museum store very nice and the small cafe next...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Tram Garden Tour and the Introductory Tour of the Mansion. For $20 per person it was very reasonable for the things that we got to see. The Tram Tour took us through the impressive gardens and around the perimeter of the house....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever in the Brandywine Region I never fail to make a stop over at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and library. However, the ideal time to visit is early May or late September. Summers tend to be overcrowded as are most touristy places anywhere and why...More

1  Thank WANDERLUSTFULLY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, there are possibly too many tour options for the main house/museum, and they're not sufficiently explained when you're buying your tickets. The basic $20 adult entry gets you a tour of one floor, only. It's a lovely floor, but It would've been nice to...More

3  Thank SROVirginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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Reviewed 12 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

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

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

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pegibar1
24 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!
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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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