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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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A Beautiful Estate

Visiting Winterthur is like visiting one of those English country estates. Its got an interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joe W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Yuletime Tour Through the Ages

I’ve always enjoyed the special events at the Winterthur Museum. The yuletide displays are lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Somers Point, New Jersey
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting Winterthur is like visiting one of those English country estates. Its got an interesting history, picturesque views, classic interiors that never go out of style, and a great gift shop. It even has a museum of furniture collected by the Duponts. If you liked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve always enjoyed the special events at the Winterthur Museum. The yuletide displays are lovely and fascinating. The docent was very knowledgeable about the period pieces and the period in of Christmas displays. The cafes have a limited menu, but something for everyone, and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If all you choose to do is tether yourself to the prescribed route of going to the Visitor’s Center to the shuttle bus to the museums/mansion, then you will have a very limited view of Winterthur. There are miles and miles of serene, paved and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Winterthur decorated at Christmas. Tram tour of outside gardens was very informative even though no flowers in bloom at this time. Jeannette our driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. House tour was impressive. Small group with lots to see and learn. Mark...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Bette Ann S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Henry DuPont has preserved artifects of American History in this wonderful venue, set in extensive gardens, for generations to come. As one of the great homes of America Winterthur is a national treasure. The Winterthur collections range for priceless paintings, handpainted wallpapers, china, furnture and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dreyfus01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yuletide at Winterthur is a good way to get in the holiday spirit, another destination in the Brandywine area along with Longwood Gardens and the Brandywine River Museum. It's a trip back in time, a view of the home of a wealthy family and their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jennygirl57
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Even if you have visited before, go back for the amazing vintage Christmas decorations throughout the house. And for a bonus, walk the garden grounds in the winter season: beautiful views without crowds.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Coach B
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We decided to hold off our visit to Winterthur this year until the Yuletide decorations were up, and WOW were we glad we did!! With a Christmas theme throughout the home and multiple trees decorated in the appropriate era, depending on room and age of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank PorscheRich
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Wonderful visit! Can’t recommend enough! My sister and I visit almost every year and enjoy it but this year was exceptional. They’ve changed up some of the room displays and our docent was, as always, knowledgeable and entertaining. The displays were outstanding.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Eileen H
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We visited the Dupont House for the Yuletide at Winterthur Christmas Tour. It unfortunately is an average old, large home decorated for Christmas. I imagine if you wanted to learn more about the Dupont's it would be interesting. You get to see 2 floors out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thank you for coming to visit Yuletide at Winterthur. We appreciate your feedback regarding your experience. Yuletide at Winterthur changes each year with different displays, decorations, and rooms and floors of the house, so perhaps you can visit again and see if the new displays...More

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25 January 2018|
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Response from JRD9314 | Reviewed this property |
With the late winter weather I would suggest mid April ! Spring will have sprung!
7 April 2017|
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Response from elainec552 | 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.
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