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Address: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
Phone Number: +1 800-448-3883
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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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Yuletide, museum and garden

After trying to get friends to join me unsuccessfully, I decided to venture out on my own. I absolutely loved the Yuletide tour, never seen anything so beautiful. The mansion and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After trying to get friends to join me unsuccessfully, I decided to venture out on my own. I absolutely loved the Yuletide tour, never seen anything so beautiful. The mansion and history too were interesting. With the weather not being too bad, I decided to venture out to the enchanted gardens and walk around to the koi ponds and pool.... More 

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New London , PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Winterthur delivers first class tours of this historical, painstakingly preserved, old mansion. Like the man who glorified her, it is unique. The Christmas tour is exceptional, and the venue well organized. Hordes of tourists and locals descend at the holidays, and they are guided through Du Pont's home with efficiency and caring. The docents that guide you are well versed... More 

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Indian Wells, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Winterthur was home to four generations of du Ponts from 1839 to 1969. The spectacular 175-room former home and country style estate is not to be missed. The furniture and art is exquisite as well as the world- renowned collection of 90,000 antiques and decorative objects. The dollhouse which can be viewed at the end of the tour is exquisite... More 

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West Glover, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Karen and I were astounded at the collections of furniture, china, household items from the 1700s and 1800s. The tour of the house/museum was over much too quickly. We enjoyed meandering through the grounds and recommend Winterthur as a must see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in the winter and were very pleased with the tour of the house and rooms inside. Most impressive was George and Martha Washington's china service. A great peak into how the rich and wealthy lived.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expected the home & gardens to be more opulent. Although certainly grand, it seemed very livable & welcoming. Our docent was wonderful & handled everyone's questions expertly. Compared to other historical homes of this caliber, this home seems to reflect the progression of family members' values & interests in a very personal way. Enjoyed lunch at outdoor cafe, it was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a little jewel. the grounds are beautiful and the parking is adequate. depending on the weather you can stroll for hours through the gardens. the gift shop is a must stop as they have some unique things. i shopped until the luggage was full.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Add hours to your day in the Brandywine Valley for your tour of Winterthur. The Garden may just be enough but step inside the Museum to take home the memories that you came for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a crisp fall day and enjoyed the tram ride with our lovely guide Duncan. I can't wait to return in spring! The house is jaw- dropping...125 rooms in total and you get to see a nice criss-section of them with the general admission price. The galleries house an impressive collection of American antiques- furniture, textiles, paintings and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Bought the "General Admission" tour, which included the tram through the gardens to the mansion, the introductory house tour, plus access to the museum, special exhibitions, gardens, cafe, etc. The house is a real period piece. We toured only one floor but that was enough to give us a sense of the opulence. The entertaining rooms have magnificent wallpaper and... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed the tour and exhibitions. In reference to the garden, there are certain times of year when the garden is just spectacular. In the spring we have cascades of blooms in the most breathtaking colors. Early summer also offers an array of beautiful colors. Fall is gorgeous with the... More 

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