The day begins with a guided tour, in the comfort of a tram, with an overview of the sixty acres of glorious gardens in this famous estate. You can admire the spring blossoms and the new whimsical architectural follies while noting the areas you may wish to revisit on foot in your free time. Next you will enjoy another guided tour of some of the exquisite spaces of Henry Frances DuPont’s 175-room home and admire his outstanding collections of antiques. Following the tour you will have three luxurious hours to explore the estate on your own. You may want to visit the new exhibit, “Costuming the Crown,” featuring 40 iconic costumes from the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series. You may also wish to see the unparalleled permanent collections which include Campbell Soup tureens, ceramics, glass and textiles. The gardens and the exhibition of “Follies,” whimsical and classic garden structures, may also be revisited during this time. Lunch vouchers will be given for the Garden Café at the Visitor Center, which you can use at any time. Shuttles are available from the house to the Visitor Center.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, guided tours, lunch voucher, snacks and gratuities.
550 – $99
8:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 8:30 a.m.