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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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ain't Christmas til you see 19th century decorations

Even if you have visited before, go back for the amazing vintage Christmas decorations throughout... read more

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Coach B
Wilmington, Delaware
Christmas Decor at Winterthur

We decided to hold off our visit to Winterthur this year until the Yuletide decorations were up... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Flemington, 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 yesterday

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
Thank Coach B
Reviewed yesterday

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
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Thank Eileen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So you have to buy an admission ticket. And then there are a couple of different types of tours which are no additional cost (a tour is the only way you can get into the house). This place is amazing, a wide and varied collection...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

A unique opportunity to see a home museum dedicated purely to American history. A gorgeous historic home and expansive gardens; the home has been expanded to accommodate the DuPont family collection of American History including parts of historic homes from all of the original 13...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nylabuyer
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I was shocked and appalled to witness our guide, Kelly, treat my companion with rude, elitist and indeed racist remarks during the 2 PM introductory tour on Oct 27th, 2018. Winterthur seemed like a beautiful place, and we were looking forward to seeing it. Instead,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DirkH66
Allison D, Marketing Department at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you for alerting us to your experience at Winterthur on Oct. 27, and we wish to apologize to you. At Winterthur we believe that any action of intolerance to the backgrounds of others is not only unacceptable but runs counter to H. F. du...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Winterthur on a weekend getaway to Elkton. The museum proved to be a great rainy day activity, and our tour guide was full of knowledge and historical tidbits relating to the house and the various collections within. I do wish...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

We arrived expecting to just see a mansion, but the gardens are a must see. Not formal in the way that Longwood or Nemours are, the setting is much more informal and bucolic. Large grounds with different plantings, take the shuttle tour from the visitors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian B
Reviewed 23 October 2018

For our 45 wedding anniversary celebration day, my husband and I both wanted to spend it at Winterthur. He loves Period Furniture and I love interior design. We were both blown away! We started with the tram ride through the gardens, being informed and entertained...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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24 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!
6 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.
22 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