Members-Only Events and Programming


As a Winterthur Member, you can enjoy the benefits of membership through several opportunities this year. All the events and programs listed below are exclusive to Members. We will continue to update this throughout the year as new programs and events are planned, so please keep checking! To join Winterthur, visit our membership page.




Photo by Jeannette Lindvig

Members Housewarming Event

March 29, 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Celebrate the results of Winterthur's yearlong renovation, inside and out!

  • Enjoy a special lecture on the restoration project and the architecture and history of the house. 1:00 pm lecture is SOLD OUT. Due to high demand, an 11:00 am lecture has been added. Reservations required Call 800.448.3883 or 302.888.46001:00pm Sold out, due to high demand, a 11am lecture has been added.
  • Take an outside tour around the house. 2:15 pm, no reservations required.
  • Come see the Member-exclusive display featuring table designs inspired by H. F. du Pont's style of entertaining at Winterthur during the spring. Available to view between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, no reservations required.
  • Experience the elegance of dining like a du Pont during a special afternoon tea with selections from original menus created by H. F. du Pont for special occasions. 3:00 pm; make reservations for Afternoon Tea by calling 302.888.4826. Afternoon Tea is SOLD OUT.

Members free. Member guests admitted with guest pass. Lecture at 1:00 pm. Call 800.448.3883 or 302.888.4600. Make reservations for Afternoon Tea by calling 302.888.4826.


Members Garden Day

May 17, 11:00 am–3:00 pm

This day is all about you and the garden! Includes a special guest lecture and book signing with renowned landscape architect W. Gary Smith. Enjoy guided garden walks, peonies and primroses tours, special access to Winterthur's own horticulture staff, light refreshments at Icewell Terrace, and a plant sale. Members free. Members guests admitted with guest pass. Lecture at 2:30 pm. Reservations required for lectures only.




Member Discount: The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

February 13–May 24, 2015

Historic Landmark Building

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is offering a $5 adult admission ticket discount to all Winterthur Members during the run of this exhibition. The exhibition is focused on the period 1887–1920, and tells the story of American Impressionist artists and the growing popularity of gardening as a middle-class leisure pursuit at the turn of the 20th century, bringing together paintings, sculpture, books, and stained glass. Winterthur Members show their membership card for discount. Winterthur is also extending a $5 adult general admission discount to Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Members to visit Winterthur, March 1–May 24, 2015.For more information on this exhibition, visit the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts website. For more information on other reciprocal discounts, please visit Winterthur's Reciprocal Admissions Privileges page.

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