Winterthur After Hours
Winterthur After Hours on select Friday evenings presents families and adults with an evening opportunity to explore the Galleries and grounds. Enjoy a variety of offerings that enhance our local treasure. Admission is Pay What You Wish. Call 800.448.3883 for more information or to reserve your spot.
Also, take the glow of After Hours with you and support our local businesses with dinner! Enjoy a discount off your purchase at local businesses (listed below) when you show your Winterthur After Hours receipt. Winterthur’s 1000 acres of meadows and woodlands are tucked in between the charming shops and restaurants of Centreville and Greenville, Delaware.
- BBC Tavern and Grill
- Buckley's Tavern
- Collier’s of Centreville
- Cromwell's Tavern
- Pizza by Elizabeth’s
For other evening music programs, visit our performances and entertainment page.
Winterthur After Hours: Mix, Relax, Explore
March 31, April 28, and May 26, 5:30–8:00 pm
Enjoy music, our beer garden, and a variety of offerings that enhance our local treasure. Pay What You Wish admission. Beer, wine, and food available for purchase. Reserve your tickets online for the March 31 Winterthur After Hours or call 302.888.4600. Online tickets for the April and May Winterthur After Hours will be available soon.
Galleries Reception Area & East Gallery Patio, indoor/outdoor event
Soak in music by The Joe Hillman Band, hop on a sunset tram ride, or enjoy our beer garden. If you're a plant lover, join Chris Strand, Brown Harrington Director of Garden & Estate Winterthur, at 6:00 and 7:00 pm for an outdoor stroll to discover the early flowering bulbs and wildflowers that brighten the Winterthur spring garden. Learn how Mr. du Pont used them in his garden, and how you can adapt those concepts to your own home.
Reserve your tickets online for the March 31 Winterthur After Hours or call 302.888.4600.
Port Royal Circle
Enjoy tunes by Marlboro Road, a group of musicians hailing from Unionville, PA. Watch as brothers Brad and Glenn McNemar launch into blazing solos in between Chris Ferron and Matt Creighton, each trading verses on great classic rock tunes!
At 6:30 pm, Winterthur’s Estate Historian Jeff Groff will briefly talk about entertaining at Winterthur, especially during country house weekends in the 1930s. Who came? How did they get here? What did they do during their visit?
Reserve your tickets online for the April 28 Winterthur After Hours or call 302.888.4600.
Husband and wife Indie Folk Pop duo Tino & Ashley perform at this Winterthur After Hours. Collectively and individually, these two have had many notable accomplishments, including: television appearances; performances at world-renowned venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall and House of Blues & Hotel Café; collaborations with Grammy award-winning writers and performers; and sharing stages with Shawn Colvin, Sara Bareilles, Sara & Shawn Watkins, Tyrone Wells, Shana Halligan (Bittersweet), Shai Carter, Rob Hyman, Tyler Bryant, Nick Canon, Sela Ward, Rocco D’Spirito, and many other big names in the entertainment industry. *Museum Store open until 8:00 pm.
At 6:30 pm, enjoy a display of vintage Corvettes and a brief talk by Thomas A. Guiler, Ph.D., manager and instructor, Academic Programs, Winterthur Museum, on “America’s Sensational Sports Car: The Corvette in American Culture, 1953–1969 and Beyond."
Reserve your tickets online for the May 26 Winterthur After Hours or call 302.888.4600.
Outdoor event: Icewell Terrace
Soak in music by Betty and the Bullet (Michael Davis, Bethany Bullet, and David Poland) for an evening of hard hittin’ Americana roots music. Hop on a sunset tram ride and enjoy our beer garden. If you're a plant lover, join Chris Strand, Brown Harrington Director of Garden and Estate, Winterthur, at 6:00 and 7:00 pm for an outdoor stroll to discover June’s flowers that brighten the Winterthur Garden in early summer. Learn a little about Mr. duPont's vision for his garden, and how you can adapt those concepts to your own home.
After Hours Workshop
Aaron Morris, preventive conservation aid, Winterthur, will offer a mobile photography workshop, which will include an overview of the use of your standard camera app as well as the supplementary apps available via your app store. Participants will shoot some photos and upload them to a shared account to critique.
Admission is Pay What You Wish. Workshop space limited. Reserve your tickets online for the June 23 Winterthur After Hours or call 302.888.4600.
Outdoor Event: Reflecting Pool
Enjoy music, a beer garden, and a sunset tram ride around Winterthur’s barns and outbuildings. The beautiful Relecting Pool area will come alive with the sounds of Los Monstros, a versatile, multiethnic combination of musicians who are dedicated to embracing the roots of the Latin/tropical sound, while also highlighting the fusion of the traditional into more contemporary, popular American and Jazz music styles. They provide a multicultural experience that is appropriate for all ages, genders, and ethnicities. In short, there’s a bit of familiarity for everyone.
6:15 and 7:15 pm
Join Lauren Fair, associate objects conservator, Winterthur, and assistant affiliated faculty for the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, on a stroll through the garden and Reflecting Pool area. Lauren will discuss objects on display and recent conservation work as part of a larger museum effort to restore sections of the garden to H. F. du Pont's 20th-century garden decorating designs.
Admission is Pay What You Wish. Reserve your tickets online for the July 28 Winterthur After Hours or call 302.888.4600.
Partial proceeds from this program help fund Fantastic Fridays. Programs are subject to change. Your donation helps purchase supplies for a program offered at no cost to the Salvation Army. Fantastic Fridays introduces children in the Salvation Army’s summer camp and afterschool programs to museums and all they have to offer. Two Fridays each month during the school year, Winterthur staff teach children about art, antiques, and art conservation through crafts, games, and science experiments. Undergraduate interns and teen volunteers lead activities each week during the summer, giving them experience in education as well as an opportunity to foster meaningful relationships with the students.