Winterthur is closed for our annual seasonal closing. Join us on March 1 when we reopen!

Upcoming Tours

Winterthur enhances and develops new tours during the year. Below are our upcoming offerings for spring 2015 (March 1, 2015–June 28, 2015).

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.


Non-Reserved Tours


Introductory Tour

See the beautiful 5th- and 6th-floor rooms of the house accented with beautiful spring floral enhancements.

Floors 5 & 6; 1 hour; please call 800.448.3883 or email for more information.

Reserved Tours (requiring separate tickets)

Distinctive Collections

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 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.

Antiques & Architecture

View American furnishings from the 1600s to the 1800s in the inviting rooms designed by H. F. du Pont. See outstanding Quaker artifacts and Pennsylvania German folk art and architectural interiors.

Floor 4. (Adult [age 8 and above ]; 1 hr. Please call 800.448.3883 or email for more information.

My Favorite Things: Behind the Scenes with Winterthur Curators and Experts

These special tours with our curators and staff will be your backstage pass to unveiling the secrets and treasures of the museum, Galleries, and collection storage areas. Visit the My Favorite Things Tour web 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

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

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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