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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
+1 800-448-3883
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Dupont mansions on display with vintage period furniture. You can easily spend a full day here... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Aaron M
Hockessin, Delaware
Family wedding weekend

Beautiful gardens - we took the tram tour and hopped off at the rock quarry garden. Very lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan L
Norfolk, Virginia
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5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
+1 800-448-3883
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Reviewed yesterday

Dupont mansions on display with vintage period furniture. You can easily spend a full day here. It's a must see for anyone interested in local history going back before the Revolutionary War. How people lived, how they were treated, how the DuPont's were way ahead...More

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens - we took the tram tour and hopped off at the rock quarry garden. Very lovely. The enchanted garden is just that and is great for the little ones. The gift shop is amazing and we came home with several plants they had...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 5 days ago

WInterthur the former home of HF du Pont is designed as an elegant European Country home. It has been a public museum since 1951 and is the premier American Museum for decorative Arts . The 175 room home has period room displays and 90,000 objects...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a very rainy day...so we took the included tour. Very well informed tour guides. 2nd floor tour. 1,000 acres. During good weather, tram tours available...one included, other tours...additional fee). Other indoor tours also available for additional fee. The weekend we were there...More

1  Thank Arttudes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The DuPont estate is one of the premier tourist attractions in Delaware. It includes the 75-room house and 1,000 acres of landscaped and natural-setting gardens. Your visit should include both. If you do not have enough time (or energy) to walk the property, you can...More

1  Thank SisBoston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are nice, but except for the amazingly large azalea woods, not especially different or better than many others. The museum has an excellent collection of antiques, including the recently aquired Campbell collection of soup tureens: many over the top designs. We took two...More

1  Thank Barry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Winterthur over the course of 2 days. To make the most of our visit, We took 2 tours each day. Since we do not live close by, we knew it would be unlikely we would return any time soon. We took the Introductory...More

1  Thank explorer044
Reviewed 1 week ago

At least once a year my wife and I head out to one of the Wilmington areas spectacular gardens. The Winterthur Museum and Gardens ( the DuPont family home and gardens), is always near the top of our list. The Museum itself is not exactly...More

1  Thank Copperman1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning palettes of color abound in the spring with the azaleas and peonies, popping against the white fragrant viburnums, azaleas and spirea. Make sure you climb Sycamore Hill above the Quarry garden to see the Fringe trees now in full showy bloom with their delicate...More

1  Thank We-L0VE-Adventure
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read the other reviews here, I will just try to add new information - the enchanted garden is just as delightful as everyone says! The azaleas were INCREDIBLE! Be sure to walk around the reflecting pool and fish pond! They offer programs for young...More

1  Thank crayolabird
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
If you take the Amtrack train, what are the transportation options from the station? Will they let taxis drop you close by where you don't have to do extensive walking before you get to the house?
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.
What about self-guided Yuletide Tours?
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
We are considering taking a handicapped 90yr old here for her birthday in mid-December. Does anyone have experience with how well they handle complex visitors? Is it worth the hassle to visit in December?
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