Winterthur (pronounced “WIN-ter-tour”) Museum, Garden, & Library is located in Wilmington, Delaware. It is the childhood home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969), a horticulturist and collector, who opened it to the public in the 1950s. The house itself boasts 175 rooms and a 60-acre garden, and is part of a 1000-acre nature preserve.
“I sincerely hope that the Museum will be a continuing source of inspiration and education for all time, and that the gardens and grounds will of themselves be a country place museum where visitors may enjoy as I have, not only the flowers, trees and shrubs, but also the sunlit meadows, shady wood paths, and the peace and great calm of a country place which has been loved and taken care of for three generations.” (source)
For more information, visit http://www.winterthur.org