Winterthur Mansion Museum,and Long-Wood Garden Tour
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About The Event
We invite you to visit and explore this exceptional place of beauty, history, and learning...
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.
Next Longwood Gardens! Located in Chester County, PA, about an hour outside of Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens boasts 11,000 varieties of plants spread out across more than 1,000 acres of gardens, meadows, woodlands and elaborate horticultural displays. The institution was originally founded by Pierre du Pont in 1906 and has since become world renowned for its dedication to botany, design, education and art.
Bus Departs: 8:30am Sharp Please- We have Tour to Catch!
Tour Bus Transportation. Winterthur admission and Long-wood Gardens admissions. Tip for Driver.
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- Winterthur Mansion / Longwood$97$970