Tips for Enhancing Your Visit - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Tips for Enhancing Your Visit

March 1, 2014–January 4, 2015


Come Early!
Arrive by 10:00 am for ample time to explore Henry Francis du Pont’s stunning former home filled with an unparalleled collection of American antiques and decorative arts. Families can enjoy a world of wonder in Enchanted Woods, our award-winning children’s garden. Stroll our Galleries, dine in one of our cafés, or shop for an outstanding collection of gifts, books, and home dècor in our Museum Stores!

Learn more about our blockbuster exhibition Costumes of Downton Abbey.

Discover what's in bloom!

Find out more about Winterthur's exciting schedule of upcoming special programs, lectures, events, and so much more!

Visit on Non-Peak Visitation Days
Visiting Tuesday through Friday means that crowds are lighter and lines are shorter!

Be our guest!

More than 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont (1880 – 1969) opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. Today, Winterthur houses the preeminent collection of American antiques and decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life at this glorious estate. Winterthur’s magnificent garden is among the country’s best, and its research library serves scholars from around the world. We invite you to explore this place of beauty, history, and learning.

There’s so much to see and do at Winterthur! Make the most of your visit by checking our website for updated information regarding special house and garden tours, related programming and events, family activities, garden bloom information, special offers, and much more.

Plan your visit here.

Shop and Dine

Our Visitor Center Garden Café and Cottage Café offer a variety of dining options, including enticing entrees, a la carte fare, British-inspired cuisine, light snacks, desserts, gourmet coffee, and wine. Check our website for special teas and brunches offered throughout the year.
The Winterthur Museum Stores offer outstanding gifts, books, and home dècor inspired by our museum, garden, and library. Visit the Winterthur Bookstore (located in the Visitor Center) and the Winterthur Museum Store (located across from the museum and Galleries entrance).

Be sure to visit our Downton Abbey Exhibition Store featuring Downton Abbey® logo merchandise, including tea, jewelry, apparel, tote bags, books, DVDs, and items to create your own Downton Abbey at home.

Connect with us!

Check our website often for the latest updates on special programs and events. For real-time updates and behind-the-scene photos, please follow us on Twitter, on Instagram, and "Like Us" on Facebook.

House Renovation—Inside and Out!

During 2014, important renovation projects are underway to further enhance the visitor experience at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. For more information on these projects, visit Current Initiatives



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