Surrounded by lush gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library houses an eclectic collection of artworks and everyday items from the past. The 404 hectare (1000 acre) estate used to be the home of antiques collector and botanist Henry Francis du Pont. He established the museum, and its collection kept growing even after his death in 1969. Although the museum displays about 90,000 artifacts from all over the world, its main focus is on American cultural heritage. The library holds hundreds of thousands of publications, including some very rare books and periodicals. The museum garden has more than 7,500 plant species and features play areas for kids and families. Take a look at our Winterthur holiday tool to schedule your visit to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Winterthur is a classic beauty built by the vast du Pont fortune. The main house is just one of the many treasures of the site. Visiting during Christmas time offers an added experience and worth it!
Winterthur is a classic beauty built by the vast du Pont fortune. The main house is just one of the many treasures of the site. Visiting during Christmas time offers an added experience and worth it! more »
Beautiful. Parking is free and big space. There’s shuttle provided if you don’t feel like walking through the garden. I walked and it was amazing view we went there when the flowers are all blue and colorful. Loved it. There was museum or the main building which comprises of tons of nicely crafted wall decorations and historical pieces. They let you take pictures but not videos as to not disturb guided tour. We bought the ticket at the counter close by the visitor center entrance and spent a good afternoon there. The lady there is super duper nice, provide good assistance, welcoming and friendly. I would recommend for a visit.
I took my kids ages 5 and 16, we all loved it. It was very beautiful and magical feeling. I definitely look forward to visiting again when more flowers have bloomed. This time I will pack a small picnic. They loved the enchanted forest and the reflection pool. Definitely recommend a stroller for smaller kids in case they get a little tired from walking.
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