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Address: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735-1819
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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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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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Hockessin, Delaware
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Hockessin, Delaware
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 of their time are all well displayed and covered here.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 for sale. Well worth the time!

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Thank Susan L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 in its collections.The library contains 87,000 volumes and 5000,000 manuscripts and documents.It is a leading... More 

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Thank Kyle S
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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 (5/5), the Point to Point Steeplechase runs (5/7).

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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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 at least tour it on the tram, driven and narrated by one of the guides... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 tours of the enormous house. The regular tour covered some areas kept as they were... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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 tour and Antiques and Architecture on the first day. On the second, we took the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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 our taste in Museum or decor although the Campbell Collection of soup tureens ( as... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 white blossoms, Buckeye trees with coral candelabra blooms and much more! The Enchanted Garden is... More 

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Jessup, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 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 children that you don't have to register for in advance - for $5 per child... More 

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