Plan Your Visit

 

There is so much to see and do at Winterthur—even more than you may realize.

View admission packages here.

To learn more about Winterthur, purchase Guide to Winterthur Museum & Country Estate by Pauline Eversmann.

 

 

Visit Winterthur on the Delaware History Trail!

When you visit, you will now see a sign designating Winterthur as one of 36 sites on the newly unveiled Delaware History Trail. The sign contains a site code specific to Winterthur that you can record in your Trail Passport on your smart phone. The Trail Passport can be downloaded from visitdelaware.com/History/.


Once you visit a minimum of 18 sites on the trail, you can turn in your passport for a free copy of the limited-edition book, Landmarks and Legacies.

 

Suggested Itineraries

Use these suggested trips to customize your visit based on your interests and timeframe. We recommend spending at least four hours here to make the most of your visit and to experience all that the museum, garden, and estate have to offer. 

 

Two-Hour Visit

Sample what Winterthur has to offer. The following is included in general admission:

  • Take a narrated garden tram ride to discover garden highlights and the history of the estate. Please note: house and tram tours are guided tours that go in groups, so there may be a wait.
  • Take an introductory house tour (*subject to availability) to see some of the finest antiques of early America and the spaces where the du Ponts entertained.


Four-Hour Visit

Enjoy a more in-depth experience. In addition to the above, general admission includes the following: 

Family Visit

Whether you have two hours or a day, Winterthur offers a wealth of options for families. Use the estimated times below to help you plan your trip. 

  • Explore Enchanted Woods, the award-winning children’s garden (45 min.–1 hour)
  • Learn about history through play in the Touch-It Room (30 min.–1 hour)
  • Take the Once Upon a Family Tour or the Introductory Tour (45 min.–1 hour)
  • Try some hands-on activities in the Galleries (45 min.–1 hour)
  • Take time out for a snack or lunch
  • Attend a family program   
     

Day Visit

It’s worth devoting a day to Winterthur. In addition to the above, you can enjoy the following: 

  • Take a one- or two-hour reserved tour to explore even more of the collection. Tours change seasonally, and a variety of tours are always on offer.
  • Learn more at a lecture or garden walk.
  • Hike the garden and estate. Explore the roads and walking paths through the meadows to discover beautiful vistas and see more of the estate, including the old train station and barns.
     

Extended Visit

Admission tickets are honored for two consecutive days, so it’s easy to spend a weekend at Winterthur. Visit at a more leisurely pace or add the following to your trip:

 

 

Photography Notice

Upon entering the premises you grant Winterthur and its agents the right to videotape, film, and photograph you, record your voice, and use your likeness in connection with the commercial production, and in the distribution, exhibition, and exploitation thereof.


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