Bring Your Group to Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden

April 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Special Rates * Customized Tour Packages * A One-of-a-Kind Experience!

Get your follies on!
 Bring your group to Winterthur’s first-ever garden exhibition and discover 13 fantastic features—from a Gothic-inspired tower, an Ottoman tent, and neoclassical follies to a Chinese pavilion, American summerhouses, a faerie cottage, and creative contemporary follies— all set within Henry Francis du Pont’s majestic garden! One-mile walking loop or narrated tram tour available; wheelchair and stroller accessible. Find out more!

Book a group tour to Follies today. We offer special rates for groups of 15 or more, plus complimentary admission for your driver and group leader. For information and to reserve a group tour, please call 800.448.3883 or e-mail.

While at Winterthur, enjoy du Pont’s garden, a 60-acre masterpiece of color and design—and see why its striking succession of seasonal blooms have earned it the title of one of “The Most Beautiful Gardens in America” by Forbes. Admission includes a 45-minute Introductory Tour of du Pont’s former home, one of America’s most beautiful mansions. Marvel at the stunningly furnished rooms in which du Pont entertained family and friends in grand style! Enjoy world-class exhibitions in The Galleries, the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens, and so much more!

Just for groups! Upon request, groups can reserve customized tours, lectures, and activities to suit your interest, plus early shopping in our Museum Stores. Enjoy on-site dining in the Visitor Center Café. Ask about our special Group Tours Menu.

Take advantage of our new Follies & Fountains offer to see both Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden and Longwood Gardens fountain display!

Our Visitor Service Assistants will be happy to work with you to determine your group’s needs and suggest a suitable itinerary. For more information on group visits to Winterthur, please click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Winterthur!

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Illustrations by Eric Leland (clockwise from top left): Chinese folly near the West Galleries, needle’s eye folly in the front entrance pond, and green folly at the end of Greenhouse Lane.

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