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"Winterthur, An American Country Estate!" Winterthur by tpangelinan

Winterthur Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 113 photos

Welcome to Winterthur

H. F. du Pont & his father created this estate in the early 20th century ( 1880-1969 ) Winterthur was designed like old European country style homes. This wonderful mansion is filled with antiques, beautiful gardens and landscape. It also has a nationally renowned research library.

Take a walk through a wonderful old du Pont Estate

Many events to enjoy, A wonderful Craft Festival & symphony Concert on Labor Day each year, There are beautiful galleries, Museum store, garden Cafeteria, a touch it room and The Enchanted Woods for children, and the garden tram tour.

Beautiful vews every where

Henry Francis du Pont expanded the home in the late 1920's, he want to preserve many of the fine old tulip-poplar & American Beech tree as he could. Along with the Landscaper Marian Coffin they created the East Terrace, complete with formal garden, stone balustrades and summerhouse.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful old American Country Estate, wonderful gardens
  • Cons:None!
  • In a nutshell:A wonderful place to visit!
  • Last visit to Winterthur: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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Reviews (17)

Comments (10)

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2006 at 2:22 PM

    What a beautiful place! Thanks for introducing it to me. My list of places to visit just keeps growing.

  • zanzooni's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2005 at 7:49 PM

    My Granny lived on one of the Dupont's estates, right next to the Wyeth's....I remember vividly going to Winterthur as a young woman, and fallin' in love with Andrew artistic abilities. NC is also one of my favs, as well as Jaime. I do have a story.~

  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2005 at 7:20 PM

    Hi. This is one of my favorite places to visit. I think it's a wonderful place and you've captured it beautifully. Regards.....Marcia

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2003 at 1:40 PM

    What a lovely place and great pics !

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2003 at 9:56 AM

    a nice visit to this lovely place, and such lovely buildings and gardens

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2003 at 2:52 PM

    Souper page!! LOL

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 6:36 PM

    Gosh.. those soup toureens are incredible.. Excellent page and photos.. ;-)

  • kaloz's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2003 at 8:42 PM

    How was the soup?

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2003 at 3:35 PM

    Great page Terry, I particularly liked the opening lake shot with the Swan.........lovely.... and overall a very informative page with lovely photos and helpful tips. Thank you.

  • Jyrki's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2003 at 2:16 PM

    Thanks for the visit and the ratings ; ) Very interesting page...a museum of soup tureens...who would have thought! Well done, exquisite photography!


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