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Current Tours


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

Please note: There are no house tours 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.


Reserved Tours (requiring reservations)

Yuletide at Winterthur
November 22, 2014-January 4, 2015

Experience traditions of the past and dazzling holiday entertaining displays in this special wintertime tour.

Family-friendly; 45 minutes; timed reservations required; Members free. Call 800.448.3883 or e-mail

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.

Adult (age 8); 1 hr. Call 800.448.3883 or 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.

Adult (age 8); 1 hr. 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



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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