Current Tours - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Current Tours

These are our spring tour offerings March 1–July 1,  2018.  Please note: All back packs and large packages must be put in a locker prior to a tour. For Reserved Tours, Children under 8 are not permitted, including infants in carriers.

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.


Non-Reserved Tours

Introductory Tour


Enjoy a tour of the stunningly furnished rooms in which H. F. du Pont entertained his family and friends in grand style, featuring dazzling floral arrangements.

Floors 5 & 6. Family friendly; 1 hour. Call 800.448.3883, e-mail

Time Traveler's Tour

Learn about the lifestyle of the du Pont family while exploring the spaces where they played, worked, and entertained. Designed especially for families with children ages 4–11. Includes take-home sticker album and activity book.

Floors 5 and 6 and garden ,weather permitting. Family friendly; 1 hour. Call 800.448.3883, e-mail

Reserved Tours (requiring separate tickets)

Designing with Flowers

This one-hour interactive tour examines how floral design has changed over time in arrangements and as a decorative motif. Includes a visit to Winterthur's Flower Room.

Floors 4, 5 & 6; 1 hour. Offered at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Call 800.448.3883, e-mail


Dining Duet

Dining rooms and food presentation have changed over the centuries. Examine in detail two dining room displays at Winterthur that present some of the differences in the furnishing and use of dining rooms from the early 1800s to the mid-20th century.


Floor 5; 1 hour. Offered at 3:30 pm daily.  Call 800.448.3883, e-mail

American Interiors

Explore the lives of families of long ago through the objects they owned.

Floors 1 & 7; 1 hour. offered at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Call 800.448.3883, e-mail

Distinctive Collection

Stroll through a cobblestone courtyard and see Shop Lane's historic storefronts from the early 1800s.

Floors 1, 3 & 8; 1 hour. Offered at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. Call 800.448.3883, e-mail

Winterthur Then & Now

This tour focuses on the life of the du Pont family in the first half of the 20th century, the development of the collection of American decorative arts, and the evolution of a private estate into a public resource.

Selected rooms and garden areas, Dorrance Gallery, Library; 2 hours. offered at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. Call 800.448.3883, e-mail

One Crafty Tour

Bring a few friends for a short tour of select items in the museum, intended to inspire your own creations. All materials are provided.

Available Tuesday–Sunday; 2:00–4:00 pm; up to 5 people; 2 hours (45-minute tour, 75 minutes for crafting); must book at least 1 week in advance; $100 per group.

Private Tours

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 3 days in advance.

Adult; 2 hr.; 5 person limit. **Reservation 3 days in advance preferred. Call 800.448.3883 or e-mail



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


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