• No house tours will be offered 11/11 - 11/21/14. Tickets to Costumes of Downton Abbey are available for purchase.
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 separate tickets)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Favorite Things Tour
Go “behind the scenes” with Winterthur’s curators and staff to discover the secrets and treasures of the museum, Galleries, and collection storage areas. Each tour will focus on a different theme. Reservations encouraged. Space is limited. $15 upgrade per nonmember with a general admission ticket. $10 per Member. Free for Benefactor-level-and-above Members. Visit the My Favorite Things Tour 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 email@example.com.
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.