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Winterthur Experience Package
Stroll through the major entertaining spaces on a self-guided tour of the fourth and fifth floors of the house. Admission also includes access to the garden and walking trails, Enchanted Woods, and exhibitions.

Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883 x7029.

General Admission prices:

$25       Adult
$23       Senior (62+)
$23      Student (13 and older; valid ID required for college students)
$8         Child (3–12)
Infant (under 2) Free

Yuletide admission prices:

$29       Adult
$27       Senior (62+)
$27       Student (13 and older; valid ID required for college students)
$8         Child (3–12)
Infant (under 2) Free

In Person

Purchase tickets in the Visitor Center. Tickets purchased by phone are picked up here.

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Spring, Summer & Fall

Garden and Estate Grounds Hours
Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Special open hours on July 19 for Artisan Market Winterthur will open at 12:00 pm and close at 6:00 pm. 

Yuletide Season

Open daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Guided Tram Tour Hours
Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Space and weather permitting.

House Tour Hours
Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–3:30 pm

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Museum Store Hours
Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Library Hours
The library is open for drop-in visits and general browsing Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. The use of special collections (rare books, manuscripts, and archives) is by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Please email or call 302-888-4631 to make an appointment at least 24 hours in advance of your visit.

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

Group Tours

Winterthur offers a variety of tour options and special rates for groups of 15 or more. On-site dining is available in our café. For more information, visit our group tour page.

Tour Ticketing Policy

Payment is due at the time reservations are made. Reservations for tours or events must be canceled 48 hours in advance for a full refund, unless otherwise specified in the tour or event description. Tours may be rescheduled at any time.

Please contact the Winterthur Information and Tours Office with any questions. Call 800.448.3883 or email

Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport

12 Amazing Attractions. One Incredible Price. Follow the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport to 12 inspiring attractions across Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley – recently named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best Places to Go.” With the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport you can explore at your own pace, whether it’s over a long weekend away, or spread across the entire spring, summer and fall, because we’re only a short drive from most points in the mid-Atlantic region. So, gather your family or closest group of friends and start making plans to visit Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley. 2024 Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport is valid for use May 25, 2024 through October 31, 2024.

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Museums For All

Through Museums for All, Winterthur will provide $2 admission for those who receive food assistance (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. Simply present your SNAP electronic benefits transfer card at the admissions desk to receive the $2 rate per person for up to four people.

Use your SNAP EBT card at more than 900 other museums in the United States. For the full list, visit Museums for All.

ACCESS Delaware – Art-Reach

Delaware residents who monitor their government-issued cash, food, or medical benefits with an EBT card, as well as Delawareans with disabilities who have an Art-Reach Access Card, can visit Winterthur and and other participating sites for $2 per person for up to four people.

Simply present your valid Delaware EBT card or Art-Reach ACCESS card with a photo ID at the admissions desk to receive the reduced rate. For more information or to get an ACCESS card, visit Art-Reach. (The discount is not valid for special exhibitions, special events, or with other offers.)

Delaware Libraries Museum Pass Program

Winterthur participates in the Delaware Libraries Museum Pass Program. This program allows Delaware Library cardholders (18+) to reserve a free pass to a variety of art, culture, and entertainment organizations in the area. Visit the Museum Pass website for more information.

Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day and ends on Labor Day.

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. 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. 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, some special events and programs are reserved for Winterthur Members or paying guests. This means that reciprocity for AHS, NARM, or ROAM members will not be available on these program days. During Yuletide at Winterthur and the annual summer Artisan Market, all reciprocal admissions are 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.

Guests are welcome to film or take photos during their visit but we ask that you refrain from photographing or filming Winterthur staff or other guests without their permission.

For more information, please review our Filming & Photography policy.