Street Address
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735
Mailing Address
Route 52
Winterthur, DE 19735
phone: 800-448-3883
e-mail: tourinfo@winterthur.org
web: www.winterthur.org/
Hours
Yuletide season (November 21, 2009—January 10, 2010):
Daily10 AM - 5 PM
Extended evening hours until 8:30 pm on December 15, and 22. Closed Christmas Day.
February 1—March 8, 2010
Winterthur will close for a winter break. Winterthur Members will continue to have dawn-to-dusk access, Tuesday through Sunday, to the gardens and grounds to enjoy walking in the winter splendor. On inclement weather days, access to the grounds may be restricted for safety purposes. Weather-related closings will be announced on local radio stations. Please call 800.448.3883 for details.
March 9, 2010—November 19, 2010
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
Last tour tickets sold at 3:15 pm daily.
Library
Monday - Friday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
(Closed holiday Mondays) Open to visitors interested in antiques, art, and history (enter through the Dorrance Gallery)
Staff

Description

We invite you to visit Winterthur, a great American country estate nestled in the heart of Delaware's beautiful Brandywine Valley, halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C. Winterthur offers a variety of tours, exhibitions, and programs for all ages to enjoy. Discover the museum's magnificent collection of American antiques celebrating the best in style and craftsmanship. Delight your senses with a stroll through the glorious 60-acre garden and surrounding landscape of woodlands, waterways, and rolling meadows.

Winterthur, an American country estate, is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969), an avid antiques collector and horticulturist. In the early 20th century, H. F. du Pont and his father, Henry Algernon du Pont, designed Winterthur in the spirit of 18th- and19th-century European country houses.

A visit to Winterthur will immerse you in another time and place. Rediscover America's heritage through its unparalleled collections of antiques and Americana. Venture out over the fields and farmland to learn about the workings of a great American country estate. Wander through the breathtaking beauty of the 60-acre naturalistic Winterthur Garden. Youngsters (and the young-at-heart) will wonder at the magic of Winterthur's famous fairy-tale children's garden, Enchanted WoodsTM, and enjoy hands-on learning in the Touch-It Room. Researchers will find a wealth of resources awaiting them in the Winterthur Library.