Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is an overlooked destination in the Brandywine Valley. The estate has charm, offering a huge variety of guided tours through the gardens, houses, and galleries once owned by Henry Francis du Pont in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These tours show off the collection of nearly 90,000 objects displayed largely as they were when the du Ponts lived here, as well as the naturalistic gardens, and even rotating exhibits. It helps to check out the tour and exhibit options available to you ahead of time. There are also kid-friendly rooms and tours, including a magical Enchanted Woods fairy garden.
“60-acre naturalistic garden”
Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the country’s best, and its research library serves scholars from around the world. We invite you to visit and explore this place of beauty, history, and learning.
This was an amazing stop. The kids loved the enchanted woods we were there for more than 2 hours and had to pull them away. The tram ride was informative and a quick way to get around. The azaleas were in bloom and were fun to see. I would definitely stop again. The parking was easy to get in and out of even in the rv.
A must visit - if you are a nature lover and like unique places.
Wintherthur is a real hidden gem you'll love.
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Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
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