Upcoming Tours

Winterthur enhances and develops new tours during the year. Below are our upcoming offerings for summer 2015, beginning June 30.

View pricing information here.

Note: Reserved tours may be booked via the contacts shown below or, if space is available, may be reserved on arrival at a Winterthur reception desk.


Discovery Tours (requiring separate tickets)

Fashionable Furnishings

Stroll through a cobblestone courtyard and see Shop Lane's historic storefronts from the early 1800s. Explore collections and styles from Sahker to Pennsylvania German, rural to urban.

Floors 1, 3 & 8; 1 hour; please call 800.448.3883 or email tourinfo@winterthur.org for more information.

American Interiors

Explore the lives of families of long ago through the objects they owned. Settings for cards and tea reveal how early Americans spent their leisure hours.

Floors 1 & 7; 1 hour; please call 800.448.3883 or email tourinfo@winterthur.org for more information.

Estate Tour

Get a glimpse of the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour led by a specially trained guide. Enjoy an insider's view, hear accounts of estate history, and see how we have repurposed historical work areas.

45 minutes; leaves from east circle near Dorrance Gallery. For mor information, visit the garden page.

Private Tours

Ask about our Private Tours and have a custom tour of the house or study a particular aspect of Henry Francis du Pont’s magnificent collection. Reservations required two weeks in advance.

Adult; 2 hr.; 5 person limit. **Reservation 2 weeks in advance preferred. Call 800.448.3883 or e-mail tourinfo@winterthur.org.

For families with children under 8 years old, Winterthur offers many fun alternatives. Kids can explore the Touch-It Room, grab a backpack and read, visit the Hands on History Cart (Saturdays), and roam the Enchanted Woods! Visit the family programs Web page for more information.

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