Make Winterthur the centerpiece of an extended visit to the beautiful and historic Brandywine Valley. Home to a wide assortment of world-class museums and gardens, the Brandywine Valley features the rolling hills and valleys of southeast Pennsylvania and northern Delaware.
Visitors will see examples of artisans’ virtuosity in wrought iron, silver, copper, and pewter objects as well as metals blended with other organic materials such as enamels, ivory, shell, and coconut shell. Gunsmiths, whose craft required mastery of metals and woods, are represented by a very fine group of early
Since May 1997 Winterthur has been the home of the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens, and visitors from all parts of the world have viewed these elegant ceramic and metalwork vessels in the specially designed Dorrance Gallery. Among the many galleries at Winterthur, this one in particular brings together the
Henry Francis du Pont said it was a desire to "show America as it had been" that led him to create the period settings his guests enjoyed and visitors see today at Winterthur. During the construction of the 1928–30 addition to the house, du Pont installed historic architectural interiors and
Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), the only son of Henry Algernon and Pauline du Pont, was born at Winterthur and, in his words, "always loved everything connected with it." A member of Delaware's industrialist du Pont family, he studied at New England's Groton School and later attended Harvard from 1899
From their arrival in America in 1800 to the present day, generations of the du Pont family have helped shape the face of Delaware’s Brandywine Valley. Enjoy a closer look at the family genealogy, photos, and their affiliations with the area’s numerous cultural institutions in our new brochure “The Winterthur