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Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library – Virtual Tour

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library - Virtual Tour

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library – Virtual Tour

The Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library is a museum that houses outstanding collections of Americana. It was the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), a renowned antiques collector and horticulturist. 

In the early 20th century, H. F. du Pont and his father, Henry Algernon du Pont, designed Winterthur in the spirit of 18th- and 19th-century European country houses. 

The Winterthur estate is situated on 979 acres (396 ha), near Brandywine Creek, with 60 acres (24 ha) of naturalistic gardens. The museum has 175 period-room displays and about 85,000 objects in its collection.

The museum’s collection spans more than two centuries of American decorative arts and contains many valuable and historic pieces of American furniture and fine art.

The Winterthur Library includes more than 87,000 volumes and 500,000 manuscripts and images related to American history, decorative arts, and architecture. 

The museum was named after the original estate, which was named after the Swiss city of Winterthur. 

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library - Virtual Tour

A Fountain Area at Winterthur Museum

Highlights of the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

  • European Art and Decorative Arts in the late 1920s
  • American art and antiques
  • Collection of American Decorative Arts
  • Period-Rooms Tour
  • The Winterthur Library
  • The Winterthur Gardens
  • The Stone Cottage in the “Enchanted Garden” 

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library - Virtual Tour

Chinese Room, wallpaper from China, 1775-1800

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

  • Name:            Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
  • Previous:        Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum
  • City:               Wilmington
  • Established:  1951
  • Type:             Art Museum, Historic House, Library Museum, Gardens
  • Location:       5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE, United States

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library - Virtual Tour

Dining room – Winterthur Museum

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library –  Map

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library – 360 Views

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library – 360 Views

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library – 360 Views

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library – 360 Views

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library – 360 Views

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library – 360 Views

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

A Tour of the Top Museums in the USA

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

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“Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.”
– John Ruskin

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Photo Credit: Jllm06 / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Daderot / CC0

 

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