Winterthur Members can enjoy several Member-exclusive opportunities this year. This page will be updated throughout the year as new programs and events are planned, so please keep checking back! To join as a Member, click here.
Member Appreciation Day, November 1
11:00 am–5:30 pm
Enjoy double discounts in the Museum Store and online and both virtual and onsite programming, created especially for our Members!
Tour the Trails of Winterthur!
11:00 and 1:00 pm
Did you know that we have trails that lead you beyond Winterthur’s historic garden? Explore some of our most popular trails with guided tours exclusively for members. See preserved woodlands, meadows, farmscapes, and beautiful vistas that overlook the Brandywine Valley as your guide points out some fun facts and tidbits along the way. At the end pick up our new trail map to do some exploring on your own! Members only. Members free. To ensure a safe experience and comply with reopening regulations mandated by the state of Delaware, tour capacity will be limited and advance registration is required. Visitors and staff must wear face coverings and maintain a social distance of six feet apart during the walk. Reservations required. Register online.
Wood Turning Demo in store 1:00–3:00 pm
Stop by the front of the Museum Store to watch Ron Brown as he demonstrates the extraordinary craftsmanship behind wood turning by creating an ornament out of wood. Be sure to stop in our store to take advantage or your Member double discount and purchase one of his beautifully crafted bowls, created out of Winterthur wood. Registration not required.
Ruth Wales du Pont: Vivacious Social figure, Talented Musician, and Hostess of Four Houses — Virtual Lecture
Drawing on photos and albums in the Winterthur Archives, Estate Historian Jeff Groff will dive into the story of Ruth Wales du Pont and the four houses she managed as hostess; Winterthur, the Chestertown House in Southampton on Long Island, the grand apartment at 280 Park Avenue in Manhattan, and a compound of houses in Boca Grande Florida. Q and A to follow lecture. Members free. Reservations required. Reservations can be made by calling our Tours and Information office at 800.448.3883.
Virtual video experience
For an entire week, starting November 1, Members will have access to a library of videos featuring videos created by our talented staff. View new videos featuring Director of Museum Engagement Alexandra Deutsch, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass Leslie Grigsby and more! Along with new videos, we will share some favorites from the past. Videos will be available via this link.
Digital Jigsaw Puzzles, Especially for Winterthur Members
Each month we will debut two new digital jigsaw puzzles. The toolbar at the top gives you three options: the first adds or removes pieces from the screen, the second allows you to only see the edge pieces, the third allows you to preview the completed picture. If you want to modify the puzzle, hit the menu bar in the upper left corner and hit 'modify this puzzle.' Three options will pop up in the center of your screen: the first increases the number of pieces to make the puzzle more challenging, the second rotates the pieces, and the third changes the background color. If you have further questions, click the question mark in the upper right corner of the screen and a screen with a few tips and tidbits will pop up. Enjoy puzzling!
May - Peonies Puzzles:
June - Primroses in the Quarry Garden
July - Winterthur Barns
August - Resurrection Lillys
September - Butterflies
Wellness at Winterthur is an exclusive Members-only program that includes yoga classes and wellness walks. In addition, Members are encouraged to follow their own wellness journey. A Winterthur Membership conveys the benefit of year-round, dawn-to-dusk access to miles of paths and trails on the nearly 1,000-acre Winterthur estate.
For more information on Wellness at Winterthur, click here.
Check out the Garden Programs page to view tours, walks, and events created to celebrate and learn about Winterthur's majestic garden. Most garden programs are FREE to members!
View the Family Activities page to explore the variety of fun programs for children of all ages! All programs are either FREE or discounted for Members!