Winterthur After Hours - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Winterthur After Hours and Beer Garden

Select Fridays, 5:30–8:00 pm


Winterthur After Hours presents families and adults with an opportunity to explore Winterthur’s galleries, gardens, and grounds in the evening. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy music, our beer garden, and a variety of offerings that enhance our local treasure. Beer, wine, and food available for purchase. Admission is Pay What You Wish. Call 800.448.3883 for more information or to reserve your spot. 

Winterthur’s 1000 acres of meadows and woodlands are tucked in between the charming shops and restaurants of Centreville and Greenville, Delaware. After visiting Winterthur, take the glow of After Hours with you and support our local businesses with dinner! Enjoy a discount off your purchase when you show your Winterthur After Hours receipt that evening to the following select local businesses: BBC Tavern and Grill; Buckley's Tavern; Collier’s of Centreville; Copperhead Saloon; Cromwell's Tavern; and Pizza by Elizabeth’s.

This a rain-or-shine event. In the case of inclement weather, the event will take place in the Galleries. BYO (bring-your-own) items are prohibited in the Galleries. 

For other evening music programs, visit our performances and entertainment page.

Betty and the Bullet, photo by Timothy Stevens
Aaron Morris, photo by Nat Caccamo

June 23

Outdoor event: Moved to Clenny Run

Explore the galleries and grounds and soak in music by Betty and the Bullet (Michael Davis, Bethany Bullet, and David Poland), providing an evening of hard hittin’ Americana roots music. Hop on a sunset tram ride and enjoy our beer garden, featuring local brewer Neshaminy beers. Learn about the brewing process and the different beer varietals from a Nesahminy beer representative.

1927 Rolls Royce on Display
Join Lynne Landrey and Gregory Landrey, Dwight and Lorri Lanmon Director of Academic Affairs, Winterthur, in viewing Winterthur’s 1927 Rolls Royce. Learn about its acquisition and restoration as well as the Rolls Royces (and other vehicles) owned by the duPont family while living at Winterthur.

After Hours Workshop    SOLD OUT
Coach House Parking Lot
5:30–6:00 pm

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. Museum Store open until 8:00 pm.

Los Montros, photo by Nelson Torres, 3D4D Photography
Lauren Fair

July 28

Outdoor Event: Reflecting Pool

Explore the Galleries and grounds after hours. 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.

Garden Stroll
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.

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