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Winterthur offers a wide variety of exciting events and programs all through the year, both on-site and online. Visit our calendar page to explore our current offerings.

And don’t miss Winterthur’s signature events – Point-to-Point, Artisan Market, and the Delaware Antiques Show!

With the suspense of steeplechase racing and the festivity of tailgate picnicking, the Winterthur Point-to-Point races are an exciting day for race goers of all ages. Point-to-Point is Winterthur’s largest single-day fundraiser and takes place in May.

Every July, some of the region’s most talented craftspeople present their outstanding wares, including antiques and collectibles, furniture and home décor, upcycled items and architectural salvage, high-quality handmade crafts, vintage clothing and jewelry, artisanal and small-batch gourmet goods, original art in a variety of media, garden items, and much more! Spend a summer day—or the whole weekend—exploring Winterthur while shopping for artisan-made crafts and gifts at our annual Artisan Market.  

In early November, Winterthur’s Delaware Antiques Show brings together more than 60 of the nation’s top dealers and their finest offerings of furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver, jewelry, and more. The show is a benefit for educational programming at Winterthur.

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Event: Summer Kickoff
Event start date
May.
24
Event time 6:00 pm-
8:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Join us by the Reflecting Pool to celebrate the unofficial start of…

Event: Merino Mania: Mastercraft Workshop
Event start date
May.
25
Event time 9:00 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Celebrate sheep! Heritage breeds of sheep dating from the 18th century have…

Event: Temporary Estate Closure
Event start date
May.
26
Event time All Day

Audience: Adult, Member

Attention Visitors: On Sunday, May 26, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library will…

Event: Wellness Yoga
Event start date
May.
28
Event time 9:00 am-
10:00 am

Audience: Member

Activate your internal energy and strengthen your body and spirit as you…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Fabulous Ferns in the Garden Walk
Event start date
May.
29
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with Linda Eirhart, director of horticulture and senior…

Event: Story Time in Enchanted Woods
Event start date
May.
30
Event time 11:00 am-
11:30 am

Audience: Child, Family

Share the joy of reading while cultivating children’s interest in and appreciation…

Event: Member Bloom Report Guided Walk
Event start date
Jun.
01
Event time 10:00 am-
11:00 am

Audience: Member

Exclusively for Members! Discover the beauty of the garden in late spring…

Event: Forest Therapy
Event start date
Jun.
02
Event time 9:00 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult

Inspired by the Japanese art of forest bathing (shinrin-yoku), forest therapy helps…

Event: For the Birds: Birding Walks
Event start date
Jun.
05
Event time 8:00 am-
10:00 am

Audience: Adult, Member

Join us to explore some of the hotspots for birds at Winterthur,…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Armour Meadow Walk
Event start date
Jun.
05
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Armour Meadow with Jim Magee, natural lands…

Event: Story Time in Enchanted Woods
Event start date
Jun.
06
Event time 11:00 am-
11:30 am

Audience: Child, Family

Share the joy of reading while cultivating children’s interest in and appreciation…

Event: Enchanted Summer Day
Event start date
Jun.
08
Event time 10:00 am-
3:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Child, Family

Enjoy a delightful day of family fun in our award-winning children’s garden,…

Event: Artist in Residence: Sarah Bourne Rafferty
Event start date
Jun.
08
Event time 10:00 am-
4:00 pm

Audience: Child, Family, Member

Wonders of Nature through Art Meet Artist in Residence Sarah Bourne Rafferty…

Event: Art Book Open House: Art Nouveau Edition
Event start date
Jun.
08
Event time 2:00 pm-
4:00 pm

Audience: Adult, College & Graduate, Member

The second in a quarterly series of open houses to take place…

Event: Director’s Garden Walk: Meadows, Streams, and Ponds
Event start date
Jun.
08
Event time 8:00 pm-
9:30 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Join Chris Strand, director of Winterthur, on a special walk highlighting interesting…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Field Sketching Part II
Event start date
Jun.
12
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Bring a sketchpad, pencils, and erasers and be prepared to have fun…

Event: Member Bonus Shopping Days
June, 14
thru
> June, 16
Event time 8:00 am-
5:00 pm

Audience: Member

Members receive an additional 10% off purchases at the Museum Store on…

Event: Juneteenth Freedom Day
Event start date
Jun.
15
Event time 11:00 am-
3:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Child, Family, Member

Celebrate Juneteenth Freedom Day with the Wilmington Ballet and the Whitney Project…

Event: Cover to Cover, Naturally! A Nature Lover’s Book Club
Event start date
Jun.
17
Event time 1:00 pm-
3:00 pm

Audience: Member

The Overstory by Richard Powers Read books with nature in mind, then come…

Event: For the Birds: Birding Walks
Event start date
Jun.
19
Event time 8:00 am-
10:00 am

Audience: Adult, Member

Join us to explore some of the hotspots for birds at Winterthur,…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Meadow Hike
Event start date
Jun.
19
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Let’s take a hike! Join Delaware Master Naturalists on a walk to…

Event: Garden to Vase: Flowers as Art
Event start date
Jun.
19
Event time 4:30 pm-
8:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Visit the new exhibition Transformations: Contemporary Art at Winterthur, then design your…

Event: Midsummer
Event start date
Jun.
22
Event time 7:00 pm-
9:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Celebrate the summer solstice, reconnect with nature and enjoy bonfires, dancing, and…

Event: Library Research Open House
Event start date
Jun.
25
Event time 2:00 pm-
4:00 pm

Audience: Adult, College & Graduate, Member

Drop in to see books from the 16th century, early American manuscripts,…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Wander through Winterthur’s Farm History
Event start date
Jun.
26
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Get a unique history lesson about the Winterthur Farm on a hike…

Event: Delicious Innovation: Beekeeping at Winterthur
Event start date
Jun.
29
Event time 1:00 pm-
4:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Discover the innovative hive design that was developed and field-tested at Winterthur,…

Event: Terrific Tuesdays
Event start date
Jul.
02
Event time 10:00 am-
3:00 pm

Audience: Child, Family, Member

Discover how the old influences the new with crafts, games, and demonstrations…

Event: Member Bloom Report Guided Walk
Event start date
Jul.
02
Event time 4:00 pm-
5:00 pm

Audience: Member

Exclusively for Members! Discover the beauty of the summer garden on a…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Winterthur’s Hydrangea Collection
Event start date
Jul.
03
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Explore the beautiful hydrangea collection with Lori Schink, associate curator of plant…

Event: Story Time in Enchanted Woods
Event start date
Jul.
04
Event time 11:00 am-
11:30 am

Audience: Child, Family

Share the joy of reading while cultivating children’s interest in and appreciation…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: East Barn Pond
Event start date
Jul.
10
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

The East Barn Pond is swimming with activity; learn all about it…

Event: Objects Up Close: Gendering Pockets and Purses
Event start date
Jul.
10
Event time 10:30 am-
11:30 am

Audience: Adult, Member

Explore the fascinating history of women’s and men’s pockets in this virtual…

Event: Tailgate Tour: Walk through Winterthur’s Waterways
Event start date
Jul.
10
Event time 5:30 pm-
7:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Join Kevin Braun, supervisor of arboriculture and natural lands, to explore the…

Event: Member Bonus Shopping Days
July, 12
thru
> July, 14
Event time 8:00 am-
5:00 pm

Audience: Member

Members receive an additional 10% off purchases at the Museum Store on…

Event: Director’s Garden Walk: Chimney Swifts on Farm Hill
Event start date
Jul.
13
Event time 8:00 pm-
9:30 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Join Chris Strand, director of Winterthur, on a special walk highlighting interesting…

Event: Historic Dye Workshop
Event start date
Jul.
16
Event time 2:00 pm-
4:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

The Winterthur Library holds a treasure trove of dye recipe books, giving…

Event: For the Birds: Birding Walks
Event start date
Jul.
17
Event time 8:00 am-
10:00 am

Audience: Adult, Member

Join us to explore some of the hotspots for birds at Winterthur,…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Pollinator Box
Event start date
Jul.
17
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Learn how interns in Natural Lands created a pollinator box and why…

Event: Garden to Vase: Sensational Summer Flowers
Event start date
Jul.
17
Event time 5:30 pm-
8:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Henry Francis du Pont often used nontraditional containers for his flower arrangements.…

Event: Artisan Market
Event start date
Jul.
19
Event time 12:00 pm-
6:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Family, Group, Member

Celebrate American Artistry! Spend a summer day—or the whole weekend—exploring Winterthur while…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Garden by Design
Event start date
Jul.
24
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Enjoy listening to our summer horticultural interns as they engage you in…

Event: Off the Shelf: Fabulous Fashion
Event start date
Jul.
25
Event time 2:00 pm-
3:00 pm

Audience: Adult, College & Graduate, Member

Join Rebecca Parmer, library director, and explore the history of making, buying,…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Garden by Design
Event start date
Jul.
31
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Enjoy listening to our summer horticultural interns as they engage you in…

Event: Story Time in Enchanted Woods
Event start date
Aug.
01
Event time 11:00 am-
11:30 am

Audience: Child, Family

Share the joy of reading while cultivating children’s interest in and appreciation…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Nature Walk
Event start date
Aug.
07
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Enjoy a guided meditative walk with Delaware Master Naturalists to awaken your…

Event: Member Bonus Shopping Days
August, 09
thru
> August, 11
Event time 8:00 am-
5:00 pm

Audience: Member

Members receive an additional 10% off purchases at the Museum Store on…

Event: Director’s Garden Walk: Sunset from the Train Station
Event start date
Aug.
10
Event time 7:00 pm-
8:30 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Join Chris Strand, director of Winterthur, on a special walk highlighting interesting…

Event: Cover to Cover, Naturally! A Nature Lover’s Book Club
Event start date
Aug.
12
Event time 1:00 pm-
3:00 pm

Audience: Member

The Nature Principle by Richard Louv Read books with nature in mind,…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Beekeeping Basics
Event start date
Aug.
14
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Learn how honeybees live and function in their hives, as well as…

Event: For the Birds: Birding Walks
Event start date
Aug.
21
Event time 8:00 am-
10:00 am

Audience: Adult, Member

Join us to explore some of the hotspots for birds at Winterthur,…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Civil War History
Event start date
Aug.
21
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Learn Civil War history relating to the Brandywine Valley and drawing from…

Event: Garden to Vase: Blooms in the Grass
Event start date
Aug.
21
Event time 5:30 pm-
8:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Stroll through Winterthur’s meadows alive with butterflies and birdsong for inspiration, then…

Event: Ground to Glass: Handcrafted Cocktail Workshop
Event start date
Aug.
22
Event time 6:00 pm-
7:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Learn the art of cocktails with mixologist Aaron Gordon of 13th Street…

Event: Garden & Estate Insider: Cutting Garden
Event start date
Aug.
28
Event time 10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Learn about the planning and process of growing a cut flower garden…

Event: Handcrafted
Event start date
Aug.
31
Event time 10:00 am-
3:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Child, Member

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with us! Meet artisans and craftspeople who continue…

Event: Member Bonus Shopping Days
September, 13
thru
> September, 15
Event time 8:00 am-
5:00 pm

Audience: Member

Members receive an additional 10% off purchases at the Museum Store on…

Event: Sunset and Sunflowers 5K
Event start date
Sep.
13
Event time 5:30 pm-
7:30 pm

Audience: Adult, Child, Family, Member

Among the sunflowers and under the setting sun! This 5K course on…

Event: Garden to Vase: Fall Flower Bounty
Event start date
Sep.
18
Event time 4:30 pm-
8:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Create a bountiful centerpiece for a fall table setting using fruits and…

Event: Discover Winterthur
Event start date
Sep.
21
Event time 9:00 am-
4:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Child, College & Graduate, Family, Group

Save the date! Discover Winterthur for free! Explore the museum, garden, and…

Event: Member Bonus Shopping Days
October, 11
thru
> October, 13
Event time 8:00 am-
5:00 pm

Audience: Member

Members receive an additional 10% off purchases at the Museum Store on…

Event: Garden to Vase: Fall Wreath Ring
Event start date
Oct.
16
Event time 5:30 pm-
8:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Dried flowers were used throughout Winterthur’s history to enhance the beauty of…

Event: Member Bonus Shopping Days
November, 08
thru
> November, 10
Event time 8:00 am-
5:00 pm

Audience: Member

Members receive an additional 10% off purchases at the Museum Store on…

Event: Floral Design Workshop: Mini Dried-Flower Tree
Event start date
Dec.
04
Event time 5:30 pm-
8:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Hear Meredith Graves, former floral supervisor, tell the story of how the…

Event: Member Bonus Shopping Days
December, 13
thru
> December, 15
Event time 8:00 am-
5:00 pm

Audience: Member

Members receive an additional 10% off purchases at the Museum Store on…

Event: Garden to Vase: Holiday Centerpiece
Event start date
Dec.
18
Event time 4:30 pm-
8:00 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Take a specialty Yuletide Tour with the floral designers and gain insider…

Event: Wellness Yoga
Event start date
Jan.
29
Event time 9:00 am-
10:00 am

Audience: Member

Activate your internal energy and strengthen your body and spirit in this…