Winterthur is the estate home of Henry Francis du Pont near Wilmington, Deleware. Its 175 rooms and accessory buildings house a remarkable collection of nearly 90,000 objects of historical significance. The grounds are remarkable and even the cafeteria is excellent. You can learn more here: http://www.winterthur.org/

Winterthur is the estate home of Henry Francis du Pont near Wilmington, Deleware. Its 175 rooms and accessory buildings house a remarkable collection of nearly 90,000 objects of historical significance. The grounds are remarkable and even the cafeteria is excellent. You can learn more here: http://www.winterthur.org/

Winterthur, Wilmington, Delaware. Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library is an American estate and museum in Winterthur, Delaware. As of 2011 it houses one of the most important collections of Americana in the United States of America. It was the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), a renowned antiques collector and horticulturist.

Winterthur, Wilmington, Delaware. Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library is an American estate and museum in Winterthur, Delaware. As of 2011 it houses one of the most important collections of Americana in the United States of America. It was the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), a renowned antiques collector and horticulturist.

The Montmorenci Staircase, Winterthur Museum, the largest free-standing spiral staircase. Installed by HF duPont while his family was away as a surprise. Looks fantastic as you walk up to it, then shocks you with it's beauty as you look upwards.

The Montmorenci Staircase, Winterthur Museum, the largest free-standing spiral staircase. Installed by HF duPont while his family was away as a surprise. Looks fantastic as you walk up to it, then shocks you with it's beauty as you look upwards.

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.

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.

Chinese parlor, Winterthur Museum.  Example of 18th Century Chinoiserie design with wall murals depicting Chinese landscapes and the use of Chippendale chairs.

Chinese parlor, Winterthur Museum. Example of 18th Century Chinoiserie design with wall murals depicting Chinese landscapes and the use of Chippendale chairs.

Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is a garden, museum and library located just outside of Wilmington, Delaware. The estate was once owned by Henry Francis du Pont, a famed horticulturist and decorative arts expert.

Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is a garden, museum and library located just outside of Wilmington, Delaware. The estate was once owned by Henry Francis du Pont, a famed horticulturist and decorative arts expert.

Near MD/PA/DC - Gardens at Winterthur Museum and Gardens in New Castle County Delaware.

Near MD/PA/DC - Gardens at Winterthur Museum and Gardens in New Castle County Delaware.

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