House tours are sold out for Saturday, November 1. Limited tickets available to Costumes of Downton Abbey.



Current Tours


Winterthur enhances and develops new tours during the year. Below are our current offerings.

Please note: The Introductory Tour is not available November 11–21, 2014, due to Yuletide installation, but private tours will still be available with reservation. Introductory Tour availability is NOT guaranteed due to the popularity of Costumes of Downton Abbey. Please inquire upon your arrival with a Visitor Service Assistant to determine availability.

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. Tours are subject to change. Please call in advance to ensure tour availability.


Non-Reserved Tours

Introductory Tour


Enjoy an array of rooms used by the du Ponts for entertaining, plus beautiful spring floral displays.

Subject to availability. Floor 5. Family friendly; 45 minutes. Call 800.448.3883, e-mail

Reserved Tours (requiring separate tickets)

Once Upon a Family

Explore the spaces where the du Pont family played, worked, and entertained. This fun, interactive tour is designed especially for families with children ages 4–11.

Floor 5 and garden, weather permitting. Family friendly; 1 hour. Tour available at 12:30 pm daily. Call 800.448.3883, e-mail


Fashionable Furnishings

Discover the heights of early American craftsmanship in stylish furnishings dating from three centuries. This tour also includes Memorial Library, which is rich in du Pont family memorabilia.

1 hour; please call 800.448.3883 or email for more information. This tour also includes Memorial Library, which is rich in du Pont family memorabilia.

Distinctive Collections

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

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

Winterthur Then and Now

This tour features the magnificent garden as well as several floors of the house. It focuses on the life of the du Pont family in the first half of the 20th century, the development of the collection of American decorative arts, and the evolution of a private estate into a public resource.

(Adult [age 8 and above ]; 2 hrs. Please call 800.448.3883 or email for more information.

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


My Favorite Things Tour

Go “behind the scenes” with Winterthur’s curators and staff to discover the secrets and treasures of the museum, Galleries, and collection storage areas. Each tour will focus on a different theme. Reservations encouraged. Space is limited. $15 upgrade per nonmember with a general admission ticket. $10 per Member. Free for Benefactor-level-and-above Members. Visit the My Favorite Things Tour page for more information.


Go into any major museum in America and odds are good that the conservators who care for the collections trained at Winterthur. Tour the world-famous conservation laboratories where works of art and antiquity are examined, studied, and cared for by expert conservators.

Adult (age 8); 2 hr. 1:00–3:00 pm first Wednesday of every month; 10 person limit. Call 800.448.3883 or e-mail


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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