Winterthur Garden Open to Members by Reservation Starting June 1 

Winterthur is pleased to reopen its garden and other outdoor areas to Members by reservation only, starting June 1, under the guidelines of Delaware Governor John Carney. Reservations can be made online or by phone (302.888.4600) between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday, beginning May 26.

As the well-being of our valued visitors and our staff remains our highest priority, work is underway to create a safe, limited-contact experience for all. Winterthur is committed to supporting the nationwide effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We therefore regret that we cannot open to the general public at this time.

If you are not a Winterthur Member, we encourage you to join. 

Members can make a reservation for timed tickets only. Timed tickets will be available for two-hour intervals, beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm daily. The grounds will close at 6:00 pm. A maximum of 100 cars will be allowed during each two-hour interval.

Various state-mandated restrictions will be necessary through all phases of reopening the state and reopening Winterthur. Please help Winterthur comply by following safety measures such as keeping appropriate physical distancing, following one-directional pathways, wearing your face mask, and taking other precautions as posted on-site. Additionally, although the garden is open to walking, Enchanted Woods remains closed. Please do not play there. The galleries, museum, and library will reopen as soon as we are permitted to and able to do so safely.

Until then, we remain committed to bringing Winterthur to you in new and compelling ways through virtual experiences on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @winterthurmuse.

Continue to check our website and social media channels for up-to-date information on Winterthur’s reopening. For more information and frequently asked questions, click here.

Thank you for your support of Winterthur.


As with any facility outside of your home, use of the facilities at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library may expose you to the COVID-19 virus. Your decision to access this facility is made knowingly and voluntarily by you with full knowledge of this risk. If you do decide to visit Winterthur, your use of these facilities (including all indoor and outdoor spaces) shall mean that you are accepting the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus, have read and agree to all of our rules and protocols as they relate to COVID-19, and acknowledge that Winterthur is not responsible should you contract the virus. It is presumed that you will make your own assessment of the associated risks of coming to Winterthur and will act accordingly.

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