Admission Packages

Getting Tickets

Winterthur is following safety guidelines issued by the State of Delaware. Due to capacity restrictions, you must obtain  separate reservations for a house tour, walking in the garden, and visiting the Galleries. We apologize for the inconvenience.

To purchase a garden-access-only ticket or a house-tour-only ticket, please reserve online.


Winterthur Experience Package
Admission tickets include a self-guided tour of the house, access to the garden and the estate walking trails, a guided garden walk, and exhibitions. To purchase tickets, please call 800.448.3883 x7029.

$20       Adult
$18       Senior (62)
$18       Student (12 and older; valid ID required for college students)
$6          Child (2–11)
Infant (under 2) Free

House Tour Hours
Self-guided tours of the fifth floor of the house are available between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Please note: No backpacks, large bags, or tripods are permitted in the museum. In accordance with guidance issued by the State of Delaware, no coat check or bag check is available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Exhibition Hours
Daily time slots are 10:30 am; 1:00 pm, and 3:30 pm.

Garden and Estate Grounds Hours
Daily time slots are 10:00 am–1:00 pm, 12:00–3:00 pm, and 2:00–5:00 pm
Members may also reserve tickets for 7:00–10:00 am and 5:00–7:00 pm.

Guided Tram Tour Hours
Open-air tram tours are available Tuesdays–Sundays at:
10:30 and 11:30 am
12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm

Guided Garden Walks Hours
Walks are offered Wednesday and Saturdays at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Upon making a reservation online, you will receive an e-mail with a link to a ticket to print at home. Please bring your ticket when you visit.

Reservations are strongly recommended. You may purchase tickets at the Visitor Center for your desired time slot if space is available.

Private Tours

For a customized tour of the house or to study a particular aspect of Henry Francis du Pont's magnificent collection, ask about our private tours. Reservations are required three days in advance. Please call 800.448.3883 for information and pricing. Consider becoming a Friend of Winterthur to receive a two-hour private tour as a benefit.

Group Visits

Winterthur offers a variety of tour options and special rates for groups of 15 or more. On-site shopping and dining are available at our distinctive Museum Stores and cafés. For more information, visit our group visits page.

Tour Ticketing Policy

Payment is due at the time reservations are made. Tours must be canceled 48 hours in advance for a full refund. No refunds for Web sales. Tours may be rescheduled at any time.

Please contact the Winterthur Information and Tours Office with any questions. Call 302.888.4600 or 800.448.3883 (TTY 302.888.4907) or e-mail

Reciprocal Admission

If you are visiting Winterthur as a member of a reciprocal organization, please note that the AHS website does explicitly say that our 90-mile exclusion is enforced.  And, a 15-mile/25-mile exclusion is enforced for organizations belonging to NARM or ROAM.  This means that if the American Horticultural Society organization you belong to is located 90 miles (or less) from Winterthur, we will not honor reciprocity.  NARM organizations within 15 miles and ROAM organizations within 25 miles of Winterthur are excluded from receiving reciprocal admission at Winterthur.  Calculate distance from the organization you belong to and Winterthur using Google maps.  If your membership is directly with AHS, calculate distance from Winterthur using your home address.

In addition to zip code exclusions, the following Winterthur programs/events are reserved for Winterthur Members or paying guests: Enchanted Summer Day, Terrific Tuesdays, DelaWILD, Truck and Tractor Day, and Enchanted Winter Day.  This means that reciprocity for AHS, NARM, or ROAM members will not be available on these program days.  During Yuletide at Winterthur, all reciprocal admissions will be blacked out. Thank you for understanding!

Explore and Save
However, active members of qualifying local garden and museums are welcome to apply their Brandywine Valley Explore and Save discount towards a Winterthur adult general admission ticket.  A list of qualifying gardens and museums can be found hereThere are no blackout dates or programs for the Explore and Save discount at this time.

Photography Notice

Upon entering the premises you grant Winterthur and its agents the right to videotape, film, and photograph you, record your voice, and use your likeness in connection with the commercial production, and in the distribution, exhibition, and exploitation thereof.

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