Winterthur (“winter-tour”) was the home of Henry Francis du Pont.
Funded by his inherited fortune, Winturthur was du Pont's life's work.
The 141 room mansion in Delaware was conceived as a museum.
Henry du Pont spent his life crafting and decorating this 2,000 acre summer estate.
The original 20 room 'cottage' was expanded to house his collection.
Henry, his wife Ruth and his two daughters loved to travel, collect, and entertain. 
Upon his death, the house was opened as a public museum.
Like their mentor, today's curators continuously rearrange the house to suit the season and tastes of tour guests.
It takes several visits to see the entire collection.
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