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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
+1 800-448-3883
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Lots to see but not good explanation of offerings

This is one of the huge DuPont family estates in Wilmington. Winterthur was built as a grand home... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Birmingham, Alabama
Who would not love Winterthur?

Who would not love Winterthur? The gardens are lovely and the house museum collection is legendary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newport, Rhode Island
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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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5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
+1 800-448-3883
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the huge DuPont family estates in Wilmington. Winterthur was built as a grand home, but soon evolved into a huge museum of the family's magnificent collection of art, furnishings and collectibles. Before visiting one should research the collection and determine what...More

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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review of Winterthur. We appreciate your advice to future visitors and agree that taking some time in advance to look at the website and get a better feel for all the wonderful options here, will make their visit more...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would not love Winterthur? The gardens are lovely and the house museum collection is legendary and superlative. I visited Winterthur on 28 June 2017 and took the very first tour in the morning. (The house is seen by guided tour only.) Our tour guide...More

Thank RJRinRI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it took us over an hour's drive, this is a wonderfully accessible window into the lifestyles of the rich with taste and some imagination. Required to go on tour but comfortable and easy. Gardens gorgeous. Lovely place to see. Try to combine it w...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Winterthur is a fascinating place to visit. The grounds/gardens are beautiful and very well maintained. The staff is top notch and very helpful. Taking even the basic tour and learning about what made these people tick will allow you to better understand the Dupont family...More

1  Thank Alex W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens, woods, house, and scenery are beautiful. The staff is very friendly and always looking to go the extra mile. I recently went with my toddler and it was perfect. If you're looking for serenity and a place where you can feel the wind...More

Thank NoraKnows33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I paid extra for this tour and I LEARNED SO MUCH!! My tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and she gave me so many details about everything. This tour was more about the architecture and the actual pieces of furniture that Mr DuPont chose for his...More

Thank starriahc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place 2 days in a row. The first day we took the basic tour inside the house, which is included with the ticket, and then walked in the gardens. The basic tour was only one hour long and didn't include all floors/rooms....More

Thank Sweetheart14047
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had decided to go to Longwood but have been there many times an decided to try something new, so we went to Winterthur . It was a gorgeous day for it. We took the garden tour which was cool an the house tour. Our...More

1  Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We choose 3 guided tours, scenic, gardens and mansion. They have trams for scenic and garden tours and shuttle bus to take you different areas with walking trails. The Children's garden is magical. The mansion has 174 rooms and 7 floors. We toured 5th floor...More

1  Thank 391Nan63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel like I'm the only person in my surrounding that knows about this place, and it feels like I have his secret that I don't even want to share with anybody. I took my family here for the garden, didn't even know that there...More

Thank Guzal H
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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