Winterthur enhances and develops new tours during the year. The tours listed below begin in November (with specific dates indicated next to the tour).
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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.
Yuletide at Winterthur
Experience traditions of the past and dazzling holiday entertaining displays in this special wintertime tour.
Floors 1, 4, and 5, Family friendly; 1 hour. Call 800.448.3883, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserved Tours (requiring separate tickets)
When the du Ponts resided at Winterthur, their family bedrooms were located on the 7th floor and those rooms are now included on the American Interiors tour. On this tour, you will visit Ruth du Pont’s private retreat, filled with her delicate Federal-style furnishings, and H. F. du Pont’s bedroom and office suite, the nerve center of the Winterthur estate, filled with the sturdy New England Queen Anne and Chippendale style furniture he favored. Featured collections on this tour include delightful miniature furnishings, children’s tea sets, and sample pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries in the Miniature Stair Hall. The Billiard Room, also on the tour, displays the only known American billiard table made before 1825. Collections of needlework, silver, painted tin, drafting and surveying instruments, and jewelry are highlighted, along with magnificent mid-18th-century furniture crafted in Newport, Rhode Island and outstanding examples of painted furniture from Baltimore made in the early years of the new nation.
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.