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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
+1 800-448-3883
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American History at its most elegant

I've been to Winterthur more than once, but I had never taken any of the specialized tours before... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beautiful museum!

My mom & I visited on a Wednesday in July. We arrived around 11am having stayed overnight nearby... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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
+1 800-448-3883
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to Winterthur more than once, but I had never taken any of the specialized tours before this trip. For only $10 more than the price of the introductory house tour, you can add on an extra tour that takes you beyond the spaces...More

Thank Sudranski
Reviewed 3 days ago

My mom & I visited on a Wednesday in July. We arrived around 11am having stayed overnight nearby (we were at Longwood Gardens the day before, reviewed separately). We went on the house/museum tour first because something was being done and the garden tram wasn't...More

Thank julesj66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic 75 room mansion, museum, gardens. Our visit was delightful as the gardens were in bloom, including the peonies! There was color everywhere. The tram rides are a great way to see the grounds and to get your bearings.

Thank kas929
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my elderly aunt to see Winterthur Museum during the week after Christmas. Winterthur personnel go all out decorating the House for the Christmas season and try to give you an insight into how the DuPont family enjoyed the Christmas season. We loved the...More

Thank Lovedogs321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we ever heard of the Winterthur estate. What a great find. Wonderful natural gardens. This Du Pont estate now contacts many beautiful artifacts from American history. Worth a visit ( or more). This would be a gem if you lived near it but...More

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy home tours, you should enjoy Winterthur. Nearly 90,000 objects are on display of decorative and fine art pieces made or used in America from 1630 to 1860 in a previously occupied DuPont mansion. Docents lead tours and are knowledgeable. The grounds are...More

Thank alyson w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house was lived in for a very short time, but was designed and built as a museum to house Mr. Dupont's amazing Americana collection. The tour was fascinating and the furnishings truly amazing. The 65 acre gardens are breathtaking. I loved the quarry (our...More

Thank Danna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the introductory tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. This house is less about the architecture and more about the furniture and collections within and about the owner. We also went on the "scenic" tram ride, which included many stories on the history and evolution...More

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The current exhibit on forgery is a lot of fun and has some fascinating stories (such as those of Mark Landis and Han van Meegeren). Of course the gardens are gorgeous. As a wheelchair user, I appreciated the detailed map, marking steps, steep grades, and...More

1  Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed coming to see this spectacular piece of history. this has been on my bucket list and I am so glad I went. I really loved the history, beautiful antiques, exceptional gardens. We had lunch in the little café next to the museum...More

Thank Kathleen G
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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.
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
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