Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735- Map It
(302) 888-4600

AAA Editor Notes

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is 6 mi. n.w. off I-95 exit 7 (Pennsylvania Ave.) on SR 52. The former home of Henry Francis du Pont was designed in the style of an English country estate and holds one of the richest collections of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family's life at this glorious estate. Guided tours of the 175-room house are available and special exhibitions in the galleries include the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens. The 1,000-acre estate reflects du Pont's mastery of horticulture and includes a 60-acre naturalistic garden considered a masterpiece of color and design. Narrated tram tours and guided garden walks are available. Enchanted Woods is a unique three-acre children's garden at Winterthur canopied by majestic oak trees and transformed into a place of mystery and discovery. Yuletide at Winterthur, featuring the house bedecked in holiday finery, is held mid-November to early January. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
General admission $20; $18 (ages 62+ and students with ID); $5 (ages 2-11). Guided 1-hour tour (includes general admission) $30; $28 (ages 62+ and students with ID); $17 (ages 8-11). Guided 2-hour tour (includes general admission) $40; $38 (ages 62+ and students with ID); $27 (ages 8-11). Reservations are recommended for tours in May and Dec.
Hours: Tues.-Sun. 10-5, early Mar.-early Jan. Last tour ticket sold at 3:15. Library hours are Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.