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. Enjoy music, our beer garden, a variety of food selections, and other 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, and Cromwell's Tavern.

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 only permitted when Winterthur After Hours takes place at Clenny Run. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883.

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

The Joe Hillman Band

October 6: Truck and Tractor Day Preview and Tour

Outdoor event: Greenhouse Area


Join us for an evening of music and a beer garden among the tractors! Get a sneak preview of our family-friendly Truck and Tractor Day event. The Joe Hillman Band will supply the night's soundtrack with influence from rock and roll, bluegrass, and swing music. Hop on a quick hayride at 6:00 pm or join Chris Strand, director of garden and estate, at 6:15 pm for a walking tour of Winterthur’s historic glasshouse range and talk about the tractors used to maintain the property and the history of horticulture and agriculture on the estate.

Don't miss out on Truck and Tractor Day on October 7, a fun day filled with lots of large equipment sure to delight the wheel-oriented kids in your family. Explore tractors, modern farm vehicles, and the Winterthur fire trucks. Enjoy a hayride, arts and crafts, and more! Find out more.

*Please note that due to a private event, the Galleries will not be open during Winterthur After Hours.


Songbird and the Tweeters, photo by Brittany Kirnum
Photo courtesy Alex Bailey/The Crown/Netflix

November 10

Galleries Reception Atrium


Explore the Galleries and enjoy live music with Songbird and the Tweeters and cocktails after hours. View our new exhibit, Eye on the Iconic: Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown, accompanied by a gallery chat with Kim Collison, exhibition curator and manager of exhibitions and collection planning. Her chat  will touch on the iconic nature of the original dress as well as its historical context in connection to England’s longest reigning monarch.


Enjoy the sounds of Philadelphia jazz combo Songbird and the Tweeters in Winterthur’s Gallery Reception Area. Led by graduates of Temple University’s Boyer School of Music, these young performers have both a reverence for classic American jazz standards and an interest in contemporary jazz tunes. This performance will take you on a musical journey through the ages of jazz, exploring its history and where it stands today.



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