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Longwood Gardens

oldest building on the grounds and formerly the Peirces’ family home. D uPont renovated t he home to double its size, modernized fixtures and used it for a weekend retreat from 1906 until his death in 1954. The Christmas displays run from November 23 to January 1. It was relatively quiet and peaceful when we arrived early on the Saturday afternoon before Christmas last year. My husband John was impressed with the Longwood Gardens experience. He compared it to Disney park and Disney cruise experiences in its efficiency and convenience. Parking was easy, and pre-ordering timed tickets online saved waiting in lines at the visitors venter. Bella and I finished our Christ-

waterfall are popular year-round. There is something new and special every season. We did not have time to tour the duPont home dating from 1730, the


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