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; 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 only permitted when Winterthur After Hours takes place at Clenny Run.

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

Naked Blue, photo by Ruut DeMeo

September 8

Outdoor event: Clenny Run

Enjoy music, a beer garden, and a stroll around the grounds and explore the Galleries after hours. Clenny Run comes alive with the sounds of who draw from the Americana tradition and are firmly grounded with a pleasing pop sensibility. T the performing songwriter team, Jen and Scott Smith, have become a mainstay on the national folk/pop scene with their fun, intimate, award winning vocals and crazy-good guitar work.


Coach House Walking Tour

6:45 pm

Join Jeff Groff, estate historian, for a 20-minute walk around the complicated Winterthur building known as “The Coach House, “ an 1850 barn rebuilt and repurposed continually for over 150 years. Now best known as the site of our Post Office, the building is used for offices and storage. In the past, horses were stabled there, dogs were kenneled there, coaches were stored, and automobiles garaged. The stone work, building shape, windows, and door frames help reveal the changing use. 


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. Nestled in the heart of Chester County, PA, the Joe Hillman Band is an acoustic string band specializing in entertaining crowds of all walks of life. The band draws influence from rock and roll, bluegrass, and swing music, mixed together to provide an original and energetic experience.


Photo courtesy Alex Bailey/The Crown/Netflix

November 10

Galleries Reception Atrium


Explore the Galleries and enjoy live music 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.


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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