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Address: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
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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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A great visit anytime of year

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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York, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

What a beautiful place to visit! Enjoy a tour of the beautiful mansion and learn the history of one of the members of the duPont family, how the house was designed and decorated with antiques from around the world, and tour the lovely gardens. The spring and summer are the best times to visit with youngsters who would enjoy playing... More 

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Stockton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We have been supporting members of Winterthur for several years. It is an outstanding museum with the largest collectiuon of American furniture in the US. The rooms are beautifully and lovingly restored and decorated with unusual and reamrkable antiques. The guided tours always vary and are informative. Holiday times are wonderful, but can be busy. The Azeleas and Dogwood at... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

When I lived in the area, this was my favorite place to walk. The gardens constantly change and their beauty is spectacular. Don't miss late March when the siberian squill and glory of the snow bloom purple and deep blue and form a canopy of color among the tall trees

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Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Although spring and fall are the best times to go, you will enjoy almost any season. The enchanted woods is a real treat for younger kids. Be sure to warn them to avoid fair rings.... If you are into seasonal pics for the family, you will always find something. The back side of the house there is a pool and... More 

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Annapolis MD area, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went here to see their Yuletide exhibit of the DuPont mansion. As they say "being rich does not suck"! What a life the DuPont family lead. The mansion and estate as pristine and massive. Coming here doing the Christmas season is magical. The have this place set up so beautifully for Christmas. It seems as if no stone is unturned... More 

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