Thursday, April 25, 2013

Winterthur Museum and Gardens


Winterthur Museum and Country Estate Gardens is located in Winterthur (pronounce "winter-tour"), Delaware.  It is the former childhood home of Henry Francis du Pont, a renowned antique collector and horticulturist. The museum is quite impressive. If you like antiques, you'll probably enjoy visiting it.

The grounds surrounding the museum cover 979 acres, with 60 of them being naturalistic gardens.  Visitors can take a variety of trails that lead to gardens with names like, azalea Woods, Magnolia Bed, Winter Hazel Walk, and Quarry Garden. There's also a lovely sundial garden and reflecting pool.


Winterthur Museum  and Country Estate Gardens is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM  to 5:00 PM.  Admission for adults is $18.00, and $5.00 per child. 



13 comments:

  1. Sounds beautiful and a good place to go and take pictures!

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    1. Yes, you can get a lot of wonderful pictures there!

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  2. Just a nice environment overall!

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    1. There's also a nice children's garden on the grounds, which I did not include. Kids just love the fairy tale cottage in it.

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  3. Wow! That's quite an admission fee for adults. It looks positively beautiful, especially for a romantic outing or something.

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  4. My sister doesn't live far from there. It's a treat to go and stroll the grounds.

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