Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Winterthur, Delaware

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Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Winterthur, Delaware


Dolores and I like to take day trips and I frequently mention our destinations in blog posts. One of the places I often mention is Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. However, there are several other special travel destinations in the area. I am thankful that we are members and have made many visits to Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library which is not far from Longwood Gardens and is located in the western suburbs of Wilmington, Delaware. Click on the link to view the website and to plan your visit.

We always try to visit Winterthur for Yuletide at Winterthur which will be open for holiday tours from November 17, 2018 through January 2, 2019. 

Each delightful room on this year’s Yuletide Tour tells a story reflecting the ways in which Americans have celebrated the winter holiday season from the 1800s to the present.  Other decorations and displays recall H. F. du Pont’s family traditions during Christmas and New Year’s at Winterthur—including the family Christmas tree, glittering with glass ornaments and fringed by baskets brimming with gifts, one for each family member.

Plan to spend several hours during your visit. You will want take the mansion tour and spend a lot of time in the outstanding museum. And, you will have the opportunity to stop for snacks and lunch in the on site facilities. You will surely find some gift items in the museum shops.


Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

5105 Kennett Pike

Winterthur, Delaware 19735



Almost 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969) opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. Today, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, much as it was when the du Pont family lived here, as well as in permanent and changing exhibition galleries.

Winterthur is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. Designed by du Pont, its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among America’s best, with magnificent specimen plantings and massed displays of color. Graduate programs and a preeminent research library make Winterthur an important center for the study of American art and culture.


Dahlia, Show and Tell, American Dahlia Society Show, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5582 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Dahlia, Show and Tell, American Dahlia Society Show, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5582
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing. Winterthur is a beautiful place to visit. 

Nov 10, 2018 03:01 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

I love Winterhur Roy.  I have had private tours because I was with a company who did documentary reproductions of their fabric and wallpaper.

Nov 10, 2018 04:06 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Roy... the Winterthur Museum is so famous. I used to receive their catalogues for gifts... haven't seen one in forever. A shame, because I did used to order gifts from them.

Nov 10, 2018 04:38 AM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Roy.  Thanks for the information about the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library.


Nov 10, 2018 04:41 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Can't even imagine touring a 175 room house! What an adventure. Enjoy your next tour!

Nov 10, 2018 04:55 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another wonderful place to visit, you have so many wonderful places near you and I am glad you and Dolores get to enjoy them!

Nov 10, 2018 05:53 AM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library sounds like a great day trip destination, Roy.

Nov 10, 2018 06:10 AM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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Nov 11, 2018 09:34 AM #11
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

You visit some truly spectacular places Roy and I'm glad you share them with us. -K

Nov 30, 2018 12:23 AM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback and your continued support are very much appreciated.

Nov 30, 2018 04:14 AM #14
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