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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Winterthur, Delaware

(243)
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library logo

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Winterthur, Delaware

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Holly Bowen Cross

17 August 2019

Winterthur is a beautiful place to visit, walk around and enjoy the wonderful landscape and the mansion is spectacular!

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Jackie Rohrs

17 August 2019

Loved it! The tour was very informative and the grounds were beautiful!

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Michelle Bolognese

4 August 2019

We took the house tour. Our guide was Molly and she was very knowledgeable about the home, it’s furnishings and history. She did an excellent job. Beautiful grounds and the Crown exhibit was fabulous. A very enjoyable day . More...

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Ron Powell

14 July 2019

The grounds are bucolic! You can walk through fields, woods, and gardens in quiet solitude. It is my go to walking location when the meadow trails are wet and muddy at Longwood Gardens. The Museum is fabulous as well.

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Katie Barry Gillet

12 July 2019

I've been to Winterthur many times, but today was special. several friends joined my family to celebrate my daughter's 4th birthday at the Enchanted Woods. A bevy of little ones and their mommas had a wonderful time. You might not know that Winterthur allows picnics on the grounds, but its perfect for a simple birthday party! More...

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Cheryl Ann Leonard

10 July 2019

I bought a membership this year. it's been absolutely great. I love going over there and walk in the various Garden pass. it's always beautiful. The Crown exhibit is awesome.

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Suzan Longo

7 July 2019

Went to see the "Costuming the Crown" exhibit. it was first rate. Then toured the house which was amazing. Had a wonderful tea at the cottage, then hiked the grounds/ gardens. Enjoyed immensely.

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Kathryn Kornrumpf

7 July 2019

Fabulous exhibit on “The Crown”

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Kathleen Sheu

6 July 2019

Beautiful and serene garden

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Bonnie Larzelere

4 July 2019

My husband and I really enjoyed our day at Winterthur. So much to see and explore. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Jacque Murray

2 July 2019

Always wonderful and beautiful. So grateful that Mr. DuPont gave this to us to enjoy. It feeds your aesthetic hunger.

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Teresa Tenreiro

29 June 2019

Beautiful and gorgeous! The intro tour and garden tram were very informative. Lovely place.

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Carol Roll-Hendershot

28 June 2019

Recently had a motorcoach tour to Winterthur and my entire group loved the day's activities, the ability to enjoy the gardens on your lovely tram with very knowledgeable driver/guide, tthe regular shuttle busses for a quick access to.from the Visitor Center and the Estate Home. More...

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Mona Stotler

28 June 2019

I only visited the grounds for Antiques roadshow. But the lawns and gardens we could see were gorgeous. Someday I will return to your the house

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Jim Skelly

21 June 2019

I'd say mind blowing if you are into Americana.

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Nicole Roper

18 June 2019

Fantastic! Beautiful! Want to come back!

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Patty Tiano

18 June 2019

It was great everyone was friendly, very organized. Beautiful place to have the roadshow. I’ve been to Winterthur many times and have always had a a wonderful experience

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Stephanie Latham

13 June 2019

I visited yesterday and had a great time. Loved the house tour and the Crown exhibit but my favorite part was the tram ride through the gardens and all the greenery!

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Michelle Meighan Chiancone

10 June 2019

It was a very beautiful and informative tour

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Nina Kalick

3 June 2019

Beautiful grounds and gardens and the mansion tour is lovely. Plus had the added bonus of seeing the exhibit of costumes from The Crown!

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Cindy Joyce

2 June 2019

Wonderful beautiful loved it

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Mary Alice Peeling

30 May 2019

The costumes from The Crown are fabulous! Had a great visit today. We also enjoyed the garden team tour.

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William Stanwood

26 May 2019

Different and individualistic. Based on green.

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Abi D

26 May 2019

Beautiful gardens and staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. At admissions they organize everything so that you can catch a guided tram tour through the gardens before taking a guided tour of the home. All of this is included with the general admission price. They seem to have a little inferiority complex with Longwood gardens and I found the obsession with the "follies" to be a bit strange, but overall I liked it. Do bring your own bottled water though because it was ridiculously expensive, more than buying bottled water at Disney World. Additionally, something should be done about the horrible musty/mildew smell that greets you upon walking into the welcome center. More...

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Gail Watt

24 May 2019

As Always just fantastic!

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Mandi Loomis

23 May 2019

Interesting stuff. Our tour guide Mike was really passionate about the museum and the people who lived in it. We appreciated him taking some extra time with us because we were the last tour of the day.

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Martha E. Anderson

23 May 2019

This was my fourth visit. Stunning as always. The Fringe trees were blooming and the smell is amazing. The peonies were also blooming. The Crown display was gorgeous! So very very with the trip! More...

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Julie Huchrowski

22 May 2019

Love this place. Beautiful gardens.

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Kathy Reeves

21 May 2019

loved it all. Liked the Crown display & the soup tereens. The grounds were beautiful and so was the house which we toured. We had the best weather ever so walking the trails with the magnificent flowers & bushes, trees & wildlife was spectacular. I would definitely go again sometime. More...

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Susan Pisarek Sheats

19 May 2019

The Crown exhibit and walking the property

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Irene Di Giulio French

17 May 2019

We did My Favorite Things Tour. It was great our guide Terry was wonderful. He was so interesting.

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Kendra Saunders

17 May 2019

The gardens are beautiful and the staff are knowledgeable

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Bea Ladley

17 May 2019

Beautiful grounds.. the trams and shuttle are a wonderful convenience when your feet get tired! The staff is welcoming and helpful, and seem to truly love being part of this amazing estate!

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Melvyn Rodman

17 May 2019

great place beautiful views

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Donna Kramer

9 May 2019

This was my first visit and I loved the museum and all that the tour offers. The staff were personable, friendly, so knowledgeable and funny!! The costumes from the Crown Exhibit was exquisite. It was a little confusing about touring the mansion we only saw two floors and the Gardens are magnificent. I can’t wait to go back! Worth the trip! More...

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Carol Kless

8 May 2019

Love it. Would love to live there

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Sharon Vega

8 May 2019

All of it the house and the gardens are so beautiful!!

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Terri Pittaccio Klopp

8 May 2019

Beautifully done!! wpuld recommend it to everyone!!

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Douglas Watkins

3 May 2019

An overcast day, but lovely for walking about and taking photos. A magnificent place especially in May with springtime flowers.

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Joan C. Young

3 May 2019

It's a beautiful place with alot of history. I loved it!

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Steve T

30 April 2019

Beautiful gardens and amazing home tour. Greatest collection of Americana anywhere.

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Kikki Bottums

30 April 2019

Very nice tram tour followed bt a walk thru museum tour, which changes seasonally. Also 2 or 3 different tours to choose from.large gift shop. With much to choose from. More...

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Ashley Roberts

30 April 2019

The gardens and estate were stunning! We didn’t have much time to explore since the estate closes at 5 and we got there at 3:30 but we had a blast! You can definitely spend an entire day there exploring the gardens and museums! Something to note is they do give discounts for coming at the time we did and they offer other discounts too, including student discounts. Winterthur has something to offer for all ages, and is kid friendly with a special enchanted forest area that is super cute and your kids would love! We didn’t have time to explore the museum buildings so we purchased the tickets for the enchanted garden which was $15 each with the discount, full price would be $20. The place offers wedding packages too, and you can find that information on their website. They have plenty of paved areas although not all areas are, they have plenty of public bathrooms which they keep pretty clean too. There is a restaurant there as well. More...

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Austin Martin

30 April 2019

This is an amazing garden and museum. The gardens are very natural, just like walking through the woods. We were there April 20. The redbuds were beautiful! The driver on the tram tour gave a great introduction to the garden and the DuPont's. The tour of the house was very interesting. Lots of antique furniture and architecture. It's fascinating to imagine how these fabulously rich people lived in this gigantic house. Skip Longwood and come here. More...

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Beth Green

28 April 2019

An awesome experience Beautiful gardens and house

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Laura Brooks Golanoski

28 April 2019

Love, love, love Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library!! We did the Yuletide tour of the mansion and again just recently for Spring. So, so beautiful!! The gardens are breathtaking, especially in Spring when everything is just blooming. We attended the exhibit of the costumes from the series, “The Crown.” So amazing!! We purchased a membership to Winterthur, and we fully intend to return often. Thank you for this wonderful experience!! More...

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MaryKay Keller

27 April 2019

Loved my 1st visit. The people who work there really enjoy their work. It was delightful. I found it very intriguing. Noting the French artwork, as the children and adults in the pictures appear happier than the early American or English people. Fascinating hearing about how the building was structured over time. delightful. More...

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Susan Fisher Nathan

24 April 2019

This is a don't miss destination. Beautiful gardens, incredible architecture, peaceful location.

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Marita Krivda

24 April 2019

Easter Sunday was perfection at Winterthur. Spring was everywhere. Thousands of daffodils, tulips, blooming cherry trees. Even the wisteria was starting to show off its hanging blossoms. The exhibition of the costumes for the Netflix series The Crown was the perfect show for me. I loved the series and am a fan of historical dramas. I purchased some plants in the garden shop. Solomon Seal plants and a blooming Lenten Rose. More...

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Bonnie Kapenstein

24 April 2019

We went to see the Crown costume exhibit and I was floored by the beautiful building and gardens. One visit wasn't enough to see everything.

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William Cohea

23 April 2019

Wonderful high tea with impeccable service.

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Lisa Schroter

22 April 2019

Delightful & informative. Always a good visit!

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Anya Mullen

18 April 2019

Had fun exploring the Enchanted Wood. Great kids area. April is the perfect time to go! Everything there is so gorgeous!

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Beth Melvin Dardine

17 April 2019

Winterthur is a magical place for young and old alike!!

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Rebecca Stahl- Richardson

14 April 2019

Costuming the Crown exhibit is impressive and informative.

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Elaine Gilson

13 April 2019

Grounds are beautiful. Staff very nice

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Susan Glenwright Waters

12 April 2019

The Museum and guided tour was amazing

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Jennifer Mears Arrigo

29 March 2019

Spring has arrived at Winterthur. The March Bank is blooming as the beautiful gardens awaken after a long winter. “Costuming The Crown” opens on March 30th and it is a must see!

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John Schneeweis

12 March 2019

The March Bank is beautiful in the spring

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Lynn Babcock

10 March 2019

Fascinating. Our tour group was small, the guide interesting and engaging. Great experience.

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Heather Yacabell

1 March 2019

Winterthur is a must see in the Brandywine Valley! Impeccably manicured and well maintained gardens seem boundless here! A large variety of ponds (with koi and frogs!), plants, flowers, and interesting structures (gazebos, trellises, huts, etc.) are dotted throughout the vast grounds which are excellent for pictures. A great place for a day trip with the family. The Enchanted Woods is very whimsical and takes you into a magical fairy garden atmosphere. The Touch-It Room is a huge hit with the little ones as they immediately gravitate towards the themed items typically found in an American Colonial house all of which can be handled by kids! The museum (a former DuPont Mansion) is also stunning during their Yuletide event which is complete with themed Christmas trees and period furniture. The volunteers are friendly and well-informed, too. A great experience for adults and kids alike! More...

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Kay Weeks

21 February 2019

Everything is stunning - always!

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Lucille Pippetti

18 January 2019

Very lovely place. Can’t wait for weather to warm up so I can hike the trails.

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Janet Byrne

12 January 2019

My husband and I have been members for more than 20 years. He proposed to me in the Bristol Summerhouse. We live in NJ but visit Winterthur at least twice a year. It is a special, magical place. Duncan Pike is the best! More...

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Chris Schultz

7 January 2019

Cool experience... going back in American history and then some.

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Michael Bunten

4 January 2019

Beautiful Christmas displays

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Tarra Vidinghoff

3 January 2019

So very cool to step back in time..... amazing displays & our guide was very informative !!!! Definitely going back!!!

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JoLottie Simpkins Sweatmon

31 December 2018

Great Yuletide Tour. Highly recommend. Would love to go see the garden when they are in bloom in the spring.

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Agnes White

31 December 2018

Beautiful decor... attention to every detail! Can't wait to go back!

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Brad Petersen

31 December 2018

Beautiful antique collection

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Diane Morgan Conte

30 December 2018

Absolutely beautiful tour of the house and the tour guide was so knowledgeable.

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Christine Frederick Day

30 December 2018

The DuPont story is the great American dream! Great day experiencing DuPont ‘s collections of American history. Garden tour is amazing.

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Mimi Peifer Clark

29 December 2018

Another beautiful day at Winterthur.

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Dave Whelan

28 December 2018

The Yuletide display is terrific!

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Richard Lammlin

28 December 2018

Beautiful place well worth a visit!

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Meghan Erdman

25 December 2018

Melissa and the Winterthur were amazing with helping with the planning prior to the event and felt completely supported through the entire experience. She is a big asset for this venue and thankful that we chose this venue as the team went above and beyond for us and our guests. More...

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Christopher D. Smith

24 December 2018

Awesome experience. The tour guides were so helpful. They truly enjoy their work and this place. My wife and I are from New York. We loved it!

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Camille McNamara Harrington

21 December 2018

Christmas at Winterthur is always beautiful and different each year.

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Hoss Brown

16 December 2018

Beautiful house. Christmas decorations are very nice.

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Doug Belush

16 December 2018

Great yuletide tour. Excellent job changing it up.

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Jamille Bedenbaugh

13 December 2018

Boy!! To see how them Duponts lived back in the day was something!! I took the self guided tour and found a lot interesting.

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Isabel M Albuquerque

1 December 2018

A beautiful estate especially at Christmas with all of the wonderfully themed rooms and trees.

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yiru lee

1 December 2018

So far is one of the MOST AMAZING museum that i have visited so far! The garden is wonderful and huge, one could spend a whole day walking around and be in dreamland. They offer garden tram that is included in your admission ticket and you need to pay an additional $5 fee for the House tour at your option, which is totally worth it because not only the tour guide are friendly but as well they are well trained with abundant knowledge about the house and the Dupont family’s lifestyle. More...

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Bob Philipps

28 November 2018

Beautiful grounds - we visited in winter, but Spring must be spectacular. The house is as impressive as any in America, and the DuPont story is fascinating.

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Tammy Ann Brannon Anderson

28 November 2018

It is amazing looking ! Best Christmas Tree ever!

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Lauren Piascinski Holmes

26 November 2018

Yuletide was beautiful! Must see in the Delaware area.

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Roxie Herman

25 November 2018

Winterthur is the ultimate garden...not to mention the most beautiful house...

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Dana Dunion Walz

25 November 2018

A glimpse of wealth & treasures from the past!

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Gina Wittrock

25 November 2018

Simply amazing and beautiful! Our tour guide was wonderful! Going back for reserved tour!

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Martha Shields

24 November 2018

The Garden tour in the open, cold tram was wonderful- because the guide was so good! She took your mind off of the cold with her flowing information. The Yuletide Tour was one beautiful room after another - as usual -but Christmas settings. Peaceful and beautiful. More...

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Elaine Olsen

6 November 2018

Beautiful walkways to experience fall foliage in all their glory

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Eileen Fitzpatrick

2 November 2018

Our visit to Winterthur was amazing. But, then again, it always is. Yesterday, we were there to explore the Follies. How quaint! I never even heard of them. My fave: the one that had the connection to the Train Station, called “Mirrored Folly.” We also toured the 5th Floor of the Mansion, which highlighted the Entertaining styles in those early DuPont years. Although we saw the Christmas tour last year, we are thinking about returning again this year, bringing some friends along who have never been to Winterthur. Thank you for proving us with such a beautiful place to visit - a place so very diversified, enjoyable, educational, and just plain fun. Finally, our Tour Guide, Tilly, was most professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. More...

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Eileen Smith

7 October 2018

Not just for history buffs, there is something for everyone here! Check it out

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Shannon Tomlinson Gagnon

7 October 2018

My kids (6 & 8) love spending time in the Enchanted Woods. We go several times a year, and it never gets old. The grounds are beautiful, and the kids and I enjoy just wandering around seeing what new things we can find. I love the quarry garden! One of these days, I’m going to take the house tour - it’s impressive on the outside; I can only imagine what it looks like on the inside. More...

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Becca Snow

7 October 2018

Fabulous doesn’t cover it! We only saw a small fraction of the gardens and can’t wait to go back in the Spring during their prime bloom time.

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Daniel Brower

5 October 2018

The greatest collection of American Antiques in the world. Top notch guides and docents. Spectacular gardens and grounds. NOT to be missed if visiting SE PA or Delaware.

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Connie Griffith Smith

3 October 2018

Had a great time with our granddaughter exploring the Enchanted Woods!

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Deanna Lawrence Van Elswyk

30 September 2018

Perfect time of year to introduce yourself to Winterthur gardens.

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Patricia Pleva

24 September 2018

Visiting the garden. It is a wonderful walk and allows you to relax and enjoy the beautiful vistas and wildlife.

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Cristian Kolodynski

16 September 2018

Nous aimons venir ici. c'est paisible, beau et élégant.

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Rick Manero Sr.

16 September 2018

Knowledgeable employees along with the beautiful well maintained grounds topped off with the house tour

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Diane Kucinski

15 September 2018

It’s absolutely wonderful.

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Marilou Young

10 September 2018

Beautiful grounds! And the buildings.

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Judy Miller Schleiffer

10 September 2018

Attended a family wedding this weekend and the few short hours we were there we truly enjoyed. Especially the brides cocktail hour out at the reflecting pool. The grounds were beautiful. Can’t wait to come back. More...

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Lauren Wertlieb Haven

1 September 2018

Beautiful museum Wonderful guides Need a whole day Can’t wait to go back

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Sara Jane Withers

28 August 2018

We had an excellent craft tour (focus on ceramics) with Christine Odom. Really outstanding.

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Michelle Anthony Stephenson

16 August 2018

We really enjoyed ourselves today! The grounds, gardens and museum was really nice. The kids enjoyed the enchanted gardens and the touch it room.

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Laura Sternfels Strand

14 August 2018

The gardens and property are beautiful!

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Marvin Bristow

13 August 2018

I thought every thing was great. The hall was nice and well organiza . The food was very good and the staff was very helpful.

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Claudia M Smith

11 August 2018

Lovely place. Tour was too short to take it all in.

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Helen Struckmann

4 August 2018

Went to the WHYY tour event. Really enjoyed the open tram showing the estate and gardens. They had a lovely cocktail hour with very reasonably priced beverages and snacks and a great band as well. A very worthwhile evening!

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Sarah Palmer

24 July 2018

We enjoyed walking the grounds on Sunday and seeing the follies. My two-year old son loved the Enchanted Garden. Unfortuantely, he got four yellowjacket/bee stings as we were approaching the house. The public safety officers on duty (I didn't catch their names) and Dennis the EMT were very helpful in getting us ice, first aid supplies, and taking us to our car. Fortunately he's OK. We were sad to miss the house tour and hope to visit again. More...

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Sandra Derr

23 July 2018

Lovely time. My second visit in two different seasons. Always beautiful and informative talks from the docents.

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Kathy Steele Wulff

17 July 2018

A beautiful estate. Especially enjoyed the tram tour (included in admission) and walking in the gardens. The house tours (also included in admisssion) are spaced too close together...but the house is beautiful. We spent 5 hours there on a rainy day. We loved it, in spite of the rain. More...

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Edom Tibebe

5 July 2018

As my dad wrote on his page “Yesterday we had the best tour guide I have ever toured with at Winterthur. His name was Tyler and he had such a positive and enthusiastic attitude. He made you feel relaxed and feel as if this was your home. Most of the time we end up with a stuffy old guide. He had a way of pointing out the details of each room and all the little details to tell the rest of the story.” Tyler is an outstanding tour guide! More...

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Lori Ruppert

4 July 2018

We went on the Garden tour and the introductory tour of the mansion. The tour guide's knowledge of the DuPont family history and how Henry acquired the collection of furniture, textiles, etc was outstanding. The only complaint I had was that it was 100 degrees. Can't they do something about that? � Just kidding, it is well worth a visit. I don't think younger children would be interested in the mansion tour though More...

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Paula Francese

28 June 2018

My first visit to Winterthur. Took the guided trolley ride with guide Candi—wonderful. Went on a house tour, also wonderful. Then we walked to special spots on the grounds that we particularly enjoyed. The koi pond was special. Also enjoyed buying a few gifts in the shop. It was raining lightly but that didn’t spoil our adventure. More...

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Nita Patel

16 June 2018

Magnificent gardens. The water fountains, beautiful rose gardens .

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Ron Yearian

15 June 2018

Wish I had been there in late April or early May

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Jessica Kay McDonnell

11 June 2018

Absolutely amazing day!! We only spent three hours here, but could have easily spent twice that much time exploring. Hope to visit again in the future.

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Becky Wise

7 June 2018

The volunteers and staff were wonderful...helpful, polite, knowledgeable. The museum and grounds are meticulously cared for and the food was fantastic! Can’t wait to return.

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Dot Siegfried

3 June 2018

Winterthur is such an incredible place to visit. The trees are magnificent! Each month brings a new color pallet to the grounds... It is a naturalistic garden... we r so lucky to have this treasure in Delaware. . More...

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Viktor Vinnik

28 May 2018

Amazing Place!

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Gail Strickland

17 May 2018

Wonderful experience. Stayed for classes and tours, several days. Absolutely beautiful and rewarding.

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Dee Campbell

13 May 2018

Wonderful day touring the home and then the gardens - in full Spring bloom. Spectacular and best of all, the rain waited until late in the day.

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Karl Gercens

5 May 2018

Winterthur retains the quiet country estate charm of yesteryear without crowds and noise as many popular gardens have been plagued with recently. A visit in springtime refreshes the soul while your appetite for beautiful landscapes, plants and ideas can be explored at leisure. More...

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Nancy Stewart

16 April 2018

The tram tour is a must and then a great lunch!! And don't miss the Children's garden!

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Debbie Miller McHugh

16 April 2018

Beautiful day at the Point to Point, can't wait to go!

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Steven San Filippo

15 March 2018

Had amazing Introduction and decorative tour today with wonderful guides and exhibits of early American history and culture!! Such amazing collection of objects from early in our country’s history and such a beautiful house. Too early to see the gardens though in March but could see the beginning of a few early spring flowers starting to grow! More...

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Liz Holt Levitt

8 February 2018

I loved being there we arrived late in the afternoon and toured the gardens, they gave us a free pass for the next day and we got there in the morning and toured the home. I have gone back twice. Just like being there More...

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Linda Kelnock

7 January 2018

Outstanding! A must see! It never gets old.

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Carmen Padilla Kriner

2 January 2018

Excellent exhibits and tour guides. It was very warm in the galleries which was uncomfortable

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Jo Martin Steffy

30 December 2017

My husband and I had out first ever visit yesterday. We enjoyed the Yuletide tour very much. Our guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. The displays are breathtaking! We can't wait to come back in the spring and tour more of the house and see the gardens. Thanks for the "Christmassy feeling" More...

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Shawn Peoples

27 December 2017

Very Beautiful and informative. Loved the "living history" and well informed staff to answer all questions! Can't wait to see the gardens in bloom come Spring and Summer!

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Lindsey K. Burnett

24 December 2017

I have visited this lovely estate twice. First, was in the Fall and I enjoyed walking through the gardens outside and a festival going on- didn’t even make it inside the house! I was so impressed with its beauty. Yesterday, I had a great time with the Yuletide tour. There’s so much history to learn, and the Christmas decorations were just gorgeous! The tour guide was friendly and I like that I was in a small group of 10 so it made it a very personable experience. This is one of my new favorite places to visit, I will be back soon!! More...

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Lisa Collins

16 December 2017

It was beautiful out there. Even more beautiful with the snow falling.

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Judy Enck

9 December 2017

It it really nice and beautifully decorated f o r Christmas, But tours are rushed. Felt like they were headed cattle to see how quick you can get thru the house..

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Scott Neitzke

9 December 2017

A great way to get into the holiday spirit. Great guides and an amazing collection!

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Melissa Nolan Waite

8 December 2017

Stunningly lovely Christmas displays. Left me breathless and wanting more. And I say that because the tour is given in a very rushed manner. Not time to take pics or really look at the collection. It’s all about moving people on the tours through quick style. And our guide seemed very nervous that one of us would wander off or damage or steal a piece (?) of the collection. That attitude translated through her speech and actions, made you feel unwelcome. They need to rethink how they run their tours. More...

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Dee Jacono Kelleher

7 December 2017

Beautiful grounds & building. Thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Gerald Charles Dickens’ “Christmas Carol!” Please continue to bring him back!

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Paula Crizer-Denney

27 November 2017

Our third trip for the Yuletide tour. It’s become a tradition for my sister in laws and Mom. A must see!

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Happy Soroka

20 November 2017

Toured several years ago and we still remember how breathtaking it was.

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Nigel Smart

12 November 2017

This is another area treasure that restores the soul and fill one full of joy! It’s a magnificient place and perfectly complements Longwood!

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Mayukh Bhadra

30 October 2017

Yesterday we drove there from Baltimore and the perfect Fall weather made it a great visit for us ! Such a lovely museum, beautiful, informative guided tour, and a great trolley-ride through the estate gardens ! The reflecting pool overlooking the grand mansion was so majestic! We will definitely go back later to see the Magnolia Bend in full bloom ! Such a gorgeous estate, oh the dining room, and the undulating landscapes, cherry trees and perfect Fall foliage !! Loved it altogether � More...

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Peggy McClard

29 October 2017

The best collection of American furniture anywhere. Not to mention their wonderful library, rare books library, and papers and letters library. I've studied there, taken their wonderful Winterthur Institute and been to many seminars and conferences. I have been so many times that I have had the good fortune to tour every room that is open to tours. I've had personalized tours. I've visited their archived silhouettes. I'm so impressed with the objects, people and knowledge that I encouraged my husband to attend the Winterthur Institute which he just graduated from. It don't get no better than this! More...

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Eric Aaberg

29 October 2017

My favorite place in the World! Finest collection of American Decorative Arts in the world. Breathtaking and inspirational!

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Jeffrey S. Evans

29 October 2017

I could live here. The finest collection of American antiques ever assembled. One masterpiece after another in all categories. Just need to get them some more Southern!!! More...

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Bev Berlett Norwood

29 October 2017

Winterthur is simply the best, with a collection second to none. Once again, we are looking forward to participating in the upcoming upcoming 54th Delaware Antiques Show, with appreciation to Winterthur.

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Lynda Giambra

8 October 2017

My husband and I went yesterday. The place is really amazing! We plan to go back in Spring when the gardens are bloom. We did go on a tour of the house but, just the downstairs. We didn’t know there was more than one tour. Maybe in the Spring we’ll take another one. More...

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Luiza Ana

24 September 2017

We loved the intro tour,our guide was very knowledgeable. I wish we had more time. You need more than one day to visit everything this wonderful place has to offer

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Randi Goldberg

17 September 2017

We got there late , therefore there was a limited set of tours we could choose from . The grounds are beautifully kept

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Kath Ryn

21 August 2017

Lovely visit. Especially enjoyed our tour of the house. A pianist was playing lovely classical music as we toured the dining room and additional rooms. Really made use feel like we were there for something special. This place is perfect for any lover of early Americana. More...

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David Cochran

21 August 2017

Great place any time of the year fantastic views and collections

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Beth Foley

17 August 2017

It was beautiful and the people that took you around the property were so informative and nice. Can't wait to visit again. Thank you.

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Sally Elliott

8 August 2017

Such beauty in its natural state. The plantings are informal and she offer a peaceful, almost serene atmosphere. As you walk under the canopy of trees, you will see nature at its finest. Such foresight on behalf of the DuPont family to preserve for future generations this magnificent estate. More...

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Bryan Tate

7 August 2017

We enjoyed our visit so much on the way put we stopped and become members for the year. They even credited our admission towards the membership. We will be back to futher explore the grounds. More...

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Christine Hermes

2 August 2017

My girls and I loved going on the tour and the Enchanted Woods. We are planning on going back soon. We certainly couldn't see it all in one day.

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Gaylynne Giliberto

31 July 2017

The quiet walk on the grounds was an inspiration and allowed the soul to rejoice.

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Robert L. Higgins

10 July 2017

It was an amazing experience and we were there for only 4 hours. Next time it's an 8 hr day

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Lisa Maria Boccanera

3 July 2017

An amazing place to visit I need to go back because I just went on the introduction tour!

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Melissa Hamilton Nichols

26 June 2017

This whole experience was wonderful. Beautiful house, amazing gardens! We brought a picnic lunch and that was so nice. My 10 year old daughter loved The Enchanted Garden, it was so neat! We will definitely be back to check out the house at Christmas and we are so looking forward to it! More...

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Kristin McInerney

24 June 2017

Great place to tour when your stuck in 95 traffic!

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John Mears

22 June 2017

First time, but looking forward to our next visit.

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Anne Meservey

21 June 2017

It was enchanting. Be sure to spend a leisurely day there. The gardens and grounds and collections are numerous on almost 30,000 acres. ..with hilly vistas. We did not have enough time to explore .....I recommend spending a day there in a cooler time of year ... More...

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Manuela Brunetti

19 June 2017

I was there with my daughter and grandchildren. We were there for the 2017 "An Enchanted Summer Day". All the activities were designed for all age groups. The children had a fun time. We were there on a rainy day, so we did not spend as much time there, as we normally would. Will definitely go back. More...

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Wendy Beth Langhaus

12 June 2017

The house and gardens are beautiful. Kid friendly and educational.

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Rosaria Di Grande

29 May 2017

I absolutely love Winterthur. It is a magical place. I will return many times and bring my family.

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Robert Kusnic

28 May 2017

Very nice great day could spent days there wonderful place

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Debra Laudone

18 May 2017

My granddaughter and I visited the gardens yesterday. What a special time we had! We spent a looooonnnnng time at the reflecting pool and koi pond. We picked up a backpack at the visitors center (rental is free, you just have to leave your license at the desk) which helped us kick up our visit a notch! She explored with the magnifying glass, binoculars and "bugs eye" glass, and then sketched what she saw with the materials provided. When going with children, be sure to pick up a map of the Enchanted Woods! The easy to follow map is such fun for young explorers! We HAD to start at the fairy ring/mushroom circle because, my granddaughter explained to me, that is the entrance to Fairy World! And indeed, the Enchanted Woods is just that, complete with fairy houses, troll bridge and a special place to sip tea, fairy style! Be sure to pack a lunch/snack, carry water and remember the sunscreen. We'll see you again, soon, Winterthur! More...

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William Scarbrough

17 May 2017

Always well kept and interesting. Very relaxing and excellent photo opportunities always!

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Kay Sternenberg

7 May 2017

Fantastic place. We had a tour for 4 people and we saw and learned so much about American antiques. Henry DuPont was quite a collector. His gardens are magnificent as well. Worth the trip. Could have spent a week! More...

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Car Richardson

5 May 2017

Azalea's one blooming once a year. think they said 126 Varities

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John Walla

2 May 2017

The azalea woods are amazing. Perfect b timing in full bloom.

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Michael Morin

30 April 2017

This is our third visit to Winterthur. We've visited in late summer, Christmas, and now spring. It's always a pleasure. The exhibits are outstanding. The estate and surrounding grounds are breathtaking and take me away if only for a few hours. Winterthur should be on everyone's must- do list. More...

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Rebecca Jordan Amy

28 April 2017

I bring my high school interior design students here every year and I could not be more pleased with Winterthur's educational programs. This year they incorporated digital technology into the curriculum, which did wonders to heighten the student interaction and interest. They got to experience the depth of the museum instead of just seeing a bunch of old furniture. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and were able to answer all questions. The students visited the Enchanted Woods after the tour. They happily slept all the way home to New Jersey. Thank you for making this a memorable experience for both teacher and students. More...

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Diane Dunwell-Hoffman

21 April 2017

I love everything about this amazing attraction in the Heavenly Brandywine Area!

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Gina Marie

21 April 2017

Great time at the enchanted Woods with our three kids!

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AnnMarie Naumann

19 April 2017

A perfect spring day with spectacular spring blooms in view everywhere!

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Nick Terranova

9 April 2017

Beauty at its finest! Kids loved the enchanted forest. Recommended for anyone who appreciates hiking outdoors will definitely love the eclectic scenery

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Grant Orzechowski

9 March 2017

Very nice quiet place. Just wish they'd clean up the grassy areas from the birds and also mainly they had transportation to/from the highway since I don't drive (but then again I'm getting my exercise) But at least it's a quiet place to get away from phones groaning CALL CANNOT COMPLETE and other such life stress. The staff here is very friendly. Membership fee is very reasonable. More...

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Nathaniel Barrymore

22 February 2017

Winterthur is a one of a kind American experience. DuPont had gathered an amazing collection of American decorative arts that has no equal, and experiencing how Christmas would have been celebrated there is always a treat. The tour was delightful and our guide, Lori, brought a wealth of knowledge while keeping the tour engaging and entertaining for everyone. We'll be back! More...

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Christine Johnson

16 February 2017

Beautiful place to visit knowledge staff. A photographer dream.

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Wanda Nelson Owens

6 January 2017

The doll house is what I went to see. Amazingly detailed!

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Carolyn August

2 January 2017

What an amazing way to spend New Years Day. My breath was taken away at not only the beauty of the mansion but also the grounds. The Christmas decor was outstanding. I can not wait to return to see it again. What a special day! I was very impressed. More...

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Bridget Chiappini

1 January 2017

Winterthur Museum is a beautiful, well maintained home and museum. Knowledgeable staff made our visit delightful. The Christmas decor throughout the DuPont home & museum was stunning. Visiting during the holidays was a great idea. Loved my first visit to Winterthur! More...

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Donna Lackey Betteridge

28 December 2016

The Yuletide tour docent wasn't as knowledgeable as the docent we had on the two hour special tour a few months ago, but ohhhhhh how lovely it was.

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Thomas Michael Crowley

20 December 2016

Just stunning! Hoise is s must-see! Even in winter the gardens are interesting.

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Marcy Vaughn

18 December 2016

Love this place I highly recommend you guys to all my guest at our hotel beautiful gardens great lunch loved enchanted gardens

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Wendy Lear Price

13 December 2016

Winterthur is my happy place. I have been a member for three years and go there when I need some time to relax. I especially love Yuletide! My goal is to eventually see every room in the house. You wouldn't happen to have a floor plan I could mark up, would you? More...

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Robert J. King

12 December 2016

The Yuletide house tour is better than ever! New rooms to see and explore, and they've tied it in to the Currier and Ives display. Just awesome, as always!

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Amy Reese Britz

12 December 2016

Very interesting! Loved how the mansion is decorated for the holiday!

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Sandra J Craig

12 December 2016

I'll return during better weather...not much to see during this time of year and the Yuletide tour was very limited.

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Padmini Pillai Pero

11 December 2016

The Yuletide tour was splendid and managed by a great team, tour guide and staff were helpful and knowledgeable. Beautiful decorations and things to see. We joined the membership end of the day and looking forward to our next visit. More...

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Gail Sparks Weisgerber

9 December 2016

It was absolutely magical.We did the Christmas tour in the evening and I felt like I was transported back in time.

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Cray Rader

7 December 2016

The tour was beautiful and informative. At this time of year, the tram ride was ok, not much to see. The guide, although very knowledgeable, spoke of how it does look "when". Otherwise you saw bare trees and empty meadows. For the mansion tour, it is not very handicap friendly. If you have a disability, there is no place to rest if the need arises. At times, the tours clashed and you needed to wait 'til the previous group moved on as you heard the grumbling that they were being pushed along. You were told you may take photographs, but as you progressed, one of the first displays had a sign "No Photography". I understand the rule of no food, beverages or candies. But there is "No Touching". This is also understandable but does not lend to the curious child. So, I will retain from bringing my grands until they've grown a bit and can appreciate the historical quality and not just the visual beauty. Now, the one big let down was the cafeteria. First trying to determine to cafe' or to cafeteria. When our group entered it was chaos. You line up with tray in hand and then had people breaking in line, picking up plates, bowls and products, and then discarding them as they changed their mind. You had no idea as to what was available until you reached the serving area.Yesterday was hot dogs, paninis or jambalaya. There were supposed to be assorted sandwiches. The case had six sandwiches in it and they were eggplant and squash on focaccia bread. But...I didn't go for the food. More...

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Barbara Cohen

7 December 2016

What a lovely, educational and thoroughly enjoyable experience, even with the rain. We even saw a huge blue heron on the water. Everyone there was knowledgeable and so pleasant. Hope to return in the Spring. More...

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Gina Tarburton

3 December 2016

Always a great place to visit anytime of the year.

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Anne Pombrekas

2 December 2016

This is a lovely treasure. The grounds are amazing, the house is done beautifully to the era for Christmas. The atrium was spectacular with a huge tree decorated with dried flowers from the estate's gardens and many, many poinsettias. Well worth the visit. The staff was genuinely informed and helpful. More...

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Bindi Naik

2 December 2016

Amazing day. Definitely worth the trip especially for the Yuletide. Never seen Christmas look so splendid. Everyone should see the Yuletide atleast once.

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Robert Ignatowski Sr

26 November 2016

We took our grandchildren with us to tour the mansion and the enchanted gardens. They absolutely loved it. Not only were they smiling and attentive but they asked a lot of questions of the tour guide. Adults will love it as well and the Christmas season is a great time to visit. More...

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Annie Stowers

26 November 2016

Love the 1000 acres, was there almost 20 years ago and again today. Very nice. The air quality going down to basement level is bad, could use some improvements. There were an older lady working at the ticketing , she seems to be ill and was very difficult, not clear what she's trying to tell us..and she seems to be very upset. the lady next to her appear to be older but very kind. I would have given a 5 stars if it wasn't because of this grumpy situation. Hey , please do something. Thank you for a nice tour. More...

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Kenneth Miller

21 November 2016

Fantastic display of holiday decorations going back over the many years that the DuPont Family resided in Winterthur. A must-see.

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Brenda Ruark

16 November 2016

While living and working in northern Delaware for many years, Winterthur Museum & Gardens was my favorite place for garden tours, wonderful museum gift shop, and history of the DuPont family.

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Jane Hayden

14 November 2016

Really cool place, too much to see in 1 day. Lots of trails. They do a tram tour which takes about 20 minutes and drops you at various spots. We got off at the enchanted woods, cause I knew the kids would love that spot. Has a cute troll bridge, hobbit huts and TONS of benches. We were there for about 3 hours. We did not do the house tour as it was sold out and 2 small kids would have gotten bored with it anyway. More...

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Rebecca Vanhoof

7 November 2016

Absolutely beautiful way to spend a day! I wish we had packed a lunch to enjoy in the gardens.

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Bill Irvin

1 November 2016

I like this place so much I actually volunteer one day a week at it and also a member

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Wade D Carey

31 October 2016

Beautiful grounds to walk. I joined as a member to be able to walk the grounds. The antiques are beautiful if you enjoy history this place has it.

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Angelus Intessimoni Megnin

24 October 2016

Wonderful journey in American history into the lives of the DuPont family and how aristocracy actually lived !

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Kristi Meadows

21 October 2016

My husband and I have four kids. We have had a family membership at Winterthur for 3 years now and have never had a bad experience! We rarely go into the house but the grounds are beautiful and extensive! We love every visit! More...

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Keri Ann

17 October 2016

Beautiful and spacious. Lots of hidden garden treasures. Lots of walking. Great spots for a picnic lunch. We didn't spend anytime inside, but I recon it was beautiful. I did think $50 for two adults, a 6yr old and 3 yr old was a bit much, but it's ok. We enjoyed it. More...

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Rosie Woodhouse

16 October 2016

Can't wait to take the extended house tour. The introductory tour just wet my appetite for more.

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Susan Jo Barney

9 October 2016

Awesome venue for the wedding we attended this weekend.

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Shelley Semento McLaughlin

9 October 2016

We're at a lot of museums in Paris in May. Was not sure how this musuem would be ; let me tell you it is just as great as any museum in. I would encourage everybody to go there and spend amount of time we did like 34 hours it is beautiful. Outstanding.!!!believable !!! More...

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Robert Cole

17 January 2016

The Christmas tour was Exeptional for both adults and children. It is disappointing that the museum and facility is closed January February and March because that is the time in Delaware when people want to visit a museum. Members can still walk the grounds so that is what we do weather permitting! More...

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Lisa Behul Schulz

17 January 2016

Absolutely beautiful

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Maria Anderson

17 January 2016

I absolutely love Winterthur for a day out with my 6 and 8 year old high energy boys! Surprised The gardens are a great way to burn the energy up. We jump on the enjoyable tram ride up to the children's garden, grab a snack, discover and play pretend. Then we wind our way down to the museum and I have fun being "waited on" by the cooks and shop keepers in the Children's Touch It Colonial room. Hours burn away NOT watching a video screen! Reciprocal Membership with Tyler Arboretum. More...

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Andrea Batten Jennett

16 January 2016

I want to back in spring. The variety of decorated Christmas trees was exceptional!

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Janet Pfaff

16 January 2016

We love to walk there, visit the Enchanted Wood and the Touch- It room and eat in the cafeteria. The shuttle bus is also a favorite.

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Paula Bellocchio Klein

16 January 2016

Fantastic place, stunning floral displays. The museum was incredible.

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Danielle Vaughn

16 January 2016

My favorite local garden. And being a member is a wonderful way to ensure Winterthur is here for many generations!!

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Nancy 'Quackenbush' Bennett

16 January 2016

Delightful museum with beautiful antiques from the 18thcentury. A must visit for those that love historical dwellings and furnishings! I will visit again!

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Philip L Puschel

16 January 2016

Wonderful!

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Bruce Elliott

16 January 2016

Absolutely beautiful experience. We'll be back in the Spring.

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Steve Koumoulis

16 January 2016

Beautiful antiques and gardens. Just a really nice place to visit.

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Helen Gorny

15 January 2016

Winterthur is a fabulous venue for events, breathtaking gardens and exceptional staff!

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Tara Newman

15 January 2016

Loved it here! The trails of azaleas were incredible! The history of the houses and land and the gardens is amazing! Can't wait to go back!

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Rebecca Parrish

15 January 2016

Fabulous tour! I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was interesting the stories they told of things happening there of yesteryear! Recommend it highly if you are ever in the area or state!! More...

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Donna Lewitt Cabot

15 January 2016

I went to the Downton Abbey review and the Yuletide tour. Loved it so much I became a member and cannot wait until spring to come often to see the grounds!!!!

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Kevin Fenimore

15 January 2016

Took the Yuletide Tour, it was great. The guide was excellent. The museum is beyond amazing, the collection superb. We had so much fun we became members.

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John Swearingen Junior

31 December 2015

We accidentally arrived on the first tour of the first day of the Christmas tours and it was better than Disney World for us!

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Gina Roche

4 December 2015

A beautiful, inspiring environment. Highly recommended!

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Sandy Yonnick Rutkowski

29 October 2015

The Azalea gardens were stunning this year when we visited on Mother's Day! Even though it rained a bit we had a great time exploring the gardens and loved the soup tureen collection.

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Cynthia Jones Griffiths

28 October 2015

Beautiful!

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Carolina GM

27 October 2015

I loved it. Went there with my little sister. We spent time in the enchanted forest and walked around the garden. Spent some time at the koi pond. Everything was beautiful and very well kept. We will be coming back in the spring to see the museum! More...

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Walter Rowe

24 October 2015

Magnificent place in the Brandywine Valley regional n of Delaware.

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Tim Koch

21 October 2015

Historically and architecturally significant. Extraordinary gardens and wonderful research opportunities.

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Dorothy Bennett

25 September 2015

Having been there and standing on the stairs along with 3 of 4 gorgeous granddaughters at Christmas time was wonderful. I have a beautiful photo hanging in my home of the occasion and I truly treasure it.

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Charles Stephenson

27 July 2015

A special place. Here you can see an original oil painting from the late 18th century or early nineteenth century of a Native American diplomat, and the actual silver arm bracelet he was wearing in the painting. That H.F. du Pont was thorough. And it is supremely beautiful. More...

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R Gomez Rey

23 April 2015

ES UN PARAISO. Es ist ein Paradies. ME voller Glück. PARK ist ein besonderer Moment und wir geben Romanticos, WIR bieten die Möglichkeit, schätzen eine näher an unsere Natur und leben in der Nähe. Ich segne dieses Moment konnte Donce gehen und die Atmung in der gleichen Stelle. More...

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Ashley Abruzzo

17 December 2014

Visited for the first time yesterday and loved everything. Need to come back to experience it on a sunny, warm day and see the gardens! LOVED the Downton Abbey costume exhibit! More...

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Norma Enid Ramos

25 November 2014

The Yuletide Tour was worth the money. The Downton Exhibit was wonderful. I loved my entire visit.

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Carl Engeb

18 May 2014

Amazing place!

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Lawrence Hyde

29 January 2014

I want my ashes scattered there INSIDE the house!

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