The childhood home of collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur presents a collection of nearly 90,000 objects of American decorative arts that were made or used in the United States between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, as well as in permanent and changing-exhibition galleries. Winterthur is celebrated, too, for its world-renowned 60-acre garden.
Winterthur is closed to the public in January and February. Check museum website for exact dates.
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Newly acquired cabinet and additional collections emerge as tools in lucrative 18th - 19th-century transatlantic trade
Highlights the influential designs by Philadelphia cabinetmakers
Visual feast of flora and fauna decorate 5 centuries of ceramics and tablewares
13 contemporary and historic architectural features set within a 60-acre garden