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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
+1 800-448-3883
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Be sure and see the gardens too

The house tour, while really quite good, was a little disorientating as the house is three or four... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
VAtraveller_11
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Reston VA
Nice Little Tour

House tour 3 stars, garden tour 4 stars. Disappointed we didn't get to see much of the house, only... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cameo_Alpha
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Milford, 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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The house tour, while really quite good, was a little disorientating as the house is three or four stories on the front side and nine on the rear(?). Our guide was happy to point out everything and the collection of furniture is impressive (also enjoyed...More

Thank VAtraveller_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

House tour 3 stars, garden tour 4 stars. Disappointed we didn't get to see much of the house, only one floor. Ther gardens were not in bloom but lots of neat photo ops. Children would love the gardens and Enchanted Forest.

Thank Cameo_Alpha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends took my wife and I here for a visit in early October. While we spent almost 4 hours here it just was not long enough to take in the extensive and varied gardens and the special exhibits and museum - we did the one...More

Thank Prospector1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are too many sights to list, guided tours, shuttles, collections, a grand mansion, etc etc etc. It's gonna take a day, plan on it!! Lunch at the cafe and shopping at the gift/garden center is just the icing on the cake.

Thank cjdesai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the estate and gardens created by H.F. DuPont, who inherited the property from illustiouse parents and grandparents. It's a history lesson on the tour. Gardens are no doubt prettier some times than others. The place can be visited in somewhat inclement weather.

Thank fdale3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tram ride and tour of H.F. Du Pont's elegantly furnished home provide interesting insights into the lives of the duPonts, their impressive collection of historic furniture, decorative art, and soup tureens. Already anticipating a return visit in May to see the extensive azalea...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You really need to plan to spend an entire day here. We arrived for a 10:30 house tour (museum opens at 10), although they recommend you do the garden tour first, as an introduction to the property. It's a very large property, with the house...More

1  Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an evening flight out of the US, so I decided not to waste my last day shopping, but do something cultural and thoroughly enjoyable. I think the last time I visited Winterthur was over 10 years ago, and my memories of the pleasant...More

Thank Lena W
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 13 September 2017 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
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839melissak
7 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
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
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NoStoppinUs
11 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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