Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur

#2 of 40 in Museums in Delaware
Must see · History Museum · Museum
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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  • Lovely walk through gardens & trails. Beautiful architecture & museum. Quaint area & day trip.picturesque.  more »
  • I imagine late October is not the prettiest time to visit, but I was more than satisfied with the fall colors and abundance of foliage. There are hills here -- everywhere -- which this 55 year old...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to visit. Acres of well maintained land and trails with amazing sceneries. This place is perfect in all seasons. *Plentiful parking. *Highly recommend.
  • This was my second visit to Winterthur. And it was just as exciting and enchanting as the first!! The first time I visited, we walked around the grounds in the Spring time. So it was fun to be able to see the inside of the mansion this time with all of the gorgeous Christmas decor. Winterthur is a dreamy visit for all — one that serves as the perfect place to revisit time and time again!

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