Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur

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#2 of 25 in Museums in Delaware
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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  • October 4, 2017
    Friends took my wife and I here for a visit in early October. While we spent almost 4 hours here it just was not long enough to take in the extensive and varied gardens and the special exhibits and mu...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    There are too many sights to list, guided tours, shuttles, collections, a grand mansion, etc etc etc. It's gonna take a day, plan on it!! Lunch at the cafe and shopping at the gift/garden center is ju...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    This is the estate and gardens created by H.F. DuPont, who inherited the property from illustiouse parents and grandparents. It's a history lesson on the tour. Gardens are no doubt prettier some times...  more »

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