Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wilmington, Delaware: Winterthur

What did the wealthy do with their money? In the case of Henry Francis du Pont, spend it on your modest piece of land. And then when you die, have someone charge admission to see how you lived. That's Winterthur, an impressive complex outside of Wilmington.

This runs 979 acres and has the required big house, spacious garden area and tram rides around the complex. Less required but still interesting is the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens (look it up).

"What else do the simple folks do?"

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