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Plan Your Visit

Spend the day with us enjoying house and garden tours, world-class exhibitions, Enchanted Woods, and more. Winterthur offers a variety of on-site and virtual programs and events annually, including lectures, concerts, and live performances.

Take a look at our suggested itineraries so you can make the most of your day at Winterthur. You can read more about our handicap and accessibility features including shuttles, trams, and handicap restrooms using the link below.

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.

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

Suggested Itineraries

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Garden & Trail Maps

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Dining Options

Bring a picnic or purchase sandwiches, soup, sweet treats, and more from the Pavilion Cafe.

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Winterthur recognizes the diversity of the public’s needs and is committed to providing excellent service to all visitors to the museum and garden.

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Driving Directions

Easily accessible by car, find GPS coordinates, directions, and traffic tips here.

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Visiting the Brandywine Valley

Make Winterthur the centerpiece of an extended visit to the beautiful and historic rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley.

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Featured Tours

Yuletide House Tour

A one-of-a-kind holiday experience, this year’s tour evokes the splendor and design influence of florals in fashion. Displays include fashion designs by two Delaware artists as well as specially decorated trees inspired by Ann Lowe: American Couturier.

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Guided Gallery Tour

Learn about the life and legacy of Ann Lowe, an American fashion designer who created couture-quality gowns for America’s high society yet remained virtually unknown to the wider public.

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More to Explore

Visit the multiple rooms and floors of the house on this 75-minute guided tour and get an in-depth exploration of Winterthur’s collections, historic architecture, and the lives of people who lived and worked here.

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A Closer Look Tour

Let our guides show you their favorite objects, floors, and rooms. Every tour will be unique, so come often!

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New Perspectives

Explore complicated aspects of collecting on this 45-minute guided discussion. Start in the galleries with a close look at Chinese export porcelain, including objects found in shipwrecks from the 17th and 18th centuries. Continue the conversation nearby in the garden by the rare Davidia tree, planted from seeds gathered in China.

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Focus On: Needlework

Explore Winterthur’s outstanding collection of textiles, from needlework samplers and silk work pictures to embroidered bed hangings and tapestry work, on a small, group guided tour through multiple rooms and floors of the house. 

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Discover the Winterthur Garden Tram Tour

See highlights of the garden and learn the history of Winterthur on this 30-minute narrated tour. The tour begins at the Visitor Center and ends at the museum. Stops include Azalea Woods, Magnolia Bend, and Enchanted Woods.

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Discover the Winterthur Estate Tram Tour

Visit the former dairy and farm while experiencing expanded views of the ever-changing landscape. Hear accounts of estate history and learn about repurposed work areas and historic buildings. 

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Take a Hike!

Enjoy the health benefits of walking while taking in the beauty of the Winterthur estate. Our estate guides can help you pick the perfect trail. 

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Conservation Tour

Tour the world-famous conservation laboratories where works of art and antiquity are examined, studied, and cared for by expert conservators. Graduates of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation care for the collections in most major museums in America.

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Group Tours

Explore this place of beauty, history, and learning! Winterthur offers special rates for groups of 15 or more people. We are happy to work with you to customize your visit. 

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360-degree Panoramic Virtual Tour

Explore dozens of Winterthur’s iconic rooms and acres of stunning Brandywine Valley landscape through Winterthur’s 360-degree panoramic virtual tour! Zoom in close to examine Winterthur’s unparalleled collection of American decorative arts and significant architectural elements, or take a wider view of the gorgeous landscape.

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