Upcoming Tours

The following tours will be offered November 6–16, 2018.

To reserve a tour or for more information, please call 800.448.3883 or e-mail tourinfo@winterthur.org.

 

Fashionable Furnishings
Discover the heights of early American artistry in stylish furnishings dating from three centuries. The Memorial Library is rich in du Pont family memorabilia.
Floor 6; 1 hour. Offered at 11:30 am, 1:00 and 3:00 pm.

 

American Interiors
Explore the lives of families of long ago through the objects they owned.
Floor 7. Offered at at 10:30 am, 12:00 and 3:30 pm.

 

Distinctive Collection
Stroll through a cobblestone courtyard and see Shop Lane's historic storefronts from the early 1800s.
Floors 3 & 8; 1 hour. Offered at 11:00 am, 1:30 and 2:30 pm.

 

H. F. du Pont: The Collector
This tour explores the collection to unearth stories revealing the intrigue and interplay among collectors, dealers, and the antiques market in the first half of the 20th century. Please note that some rooms may not be accessible with a wheelchair or walker due to small spaces and staircases.
Multiple floors and the Galleries; 2 hours. Offered at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

 

Conservation
Go into any major museum in America and odds are good that the conservators who care for the collections trained at Winterthur. Tour the world-famous conservation laboratories where works of art and antiquity are examined, studied, and cared for by expert conservators.
For adults (age 8 and up); 2 hours; 1:00–3:00 pm first Wednesday of every month; 10 person limit.

 

Private Tours
Ask about our Private Tours and have a custom tour of the house or study a particular aspect of Henry Francis du Pont’s magnificent collection. Reservations required 3 days in advance.
For adults; 2 hours; 5-person limit. Reservation 3 days in advance preferred.

 

One Crafty Tour
Bring a few friends for a short tour of select items in the museum, intended to inspire your own creations. All materials are provided.
Available Tuesday–Sunday; 2:00–4:00 pm; up to 5 people; 2 hours (45-minute tour, 75 minutes for crafting); must book at least 1 week in advance; $100 per group.

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