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Address: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
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Once a Du Pont family country retreat, this estate's spectacular gardens...

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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Henry DuPont had tons of money and he bought lots of furniture, dish ware, and decorations for his house. He bought so much that he had to expand his house. Sometimes he bought... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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297 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Henry DuPont had tons of money and he bought lots of furniture, dish ware, and decorations for his house. He bought so much that he had to expand his house. Sometimes he bought whole walls out of other houses. Then he would place them in his new additions. He ended up with a 175 room house full of decorative stuff,... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always great fun and history. This time we ( my 10 year old Grandaughter and I)took the Antique and Architecture tour. She really enjoyed the tour more than I expected and was really interested in the history. We did walk the gardens and she had such fun in the Enchanted Woods. I'm looking forward to taking her back for... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is closer to us than Longwood and seemed worth the ride and price. The grounds are just beautiful. There are lots of picture opportunities (see my photos). There are little nooks and crannies here and there. We went early fall (October) but definitely would also recommend June as they have a hug "Azalea woods" section. It would probably... More 

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Severn, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we visited Winterthur in early Spring before the flowers were really in bloom, we still had a wonderful visit. The house tour was well the worth the admission price and the guide was extremely knowledgeable having worked there for 33 years. She had some wonderful anecdotes about the DuPont family and she made every room about more than the... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each and every time we are at Winterthur we are "wowed" with the beauty, the tours and the staff! We went recently to tour the gardens and take advantage of the garden tram tour. Every time we learn something new, as the tram driver is always different, allowing us to hear their perspective of the gardens. If you live fairly... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I am extremely impressed with the quality of the docents, guides and tram operators at this incredible museum, garden and library. Everyone was professional, extremely knowledgable and courteous. The collections and rooms are outstanding - be sure to take the house tour. The garden tram tour is a good idea to get a feel for the gardens. We explored many... More 

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you can visit again soon. More 

York, PA
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Visits always start at the visitor center where tickets are purchased. Adults are $20 and seniors are $18. Only active military receive military discount; unfortunate for my Vietnam Veteran husband. To get to the mansion, you can take the free shuttle (every 8 minutes) or the free tram through the Gardens (every 30 minutes) or walk. We took the tram,... More 

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Let me start by saying I appreciate the collection - it is historic, contains some important pieces, and the home is worth seeing. However, the mix of being both a house tour and a museum manages to leave one a little dissatisfied on both counts. As a home - if you have toured others - it does not 'read' well.... More 

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Athens Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Lovely holiday daytime event with a performance by a Dickens relative who performed A Christmas Story by himself. It was a nice low key performance, great for kids and elderly. After a stroll through the gift shop, we had lunch in the cafeteria. Salad items aplenty and raw veggies, along with some soup and an iced tea. Comfortable large space... More 

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We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Dickens show. We hope you can visit the garden and the museum in the future. Thank you for your review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very friendly staff and volunteers take you on a picturesque ride along a path with lots of varieties of wild flowers and other flowers to the Dupont Mansion. It's full of artifacts and well preserved rooms etc. a must see if one is in Wilmington DE or Philadelphia area. A great complement to visiting the Longwood Garden nearby, but a... More 

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Thank you for sharing your review. We are pleased you enjoyed you visit and hope you can come again soon. More 

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