Beat the August Heat! Check Out the Fabulous House Tours Winterthur Has to Offer

Chinese Parlor. Photo by Gavin Ashworth

Chinese Parlor. Photo by Gavin Ashworth

August is a great time to get out of the heat and visit the house tours Winterthur has to offer. Always a classic, the Introductory Tour is a nonreserved tour included with general admission. On this family friendly tour, enjoy an array of rooms used by the du Ponts for entertaining. If you are a frequent visitor of Winterthur and have taken the Introductory Tour, there are many other reserved tours that help you explore Winterthur deeper.

Marlboro Room

Marlboro Room

Once Upon a Family

Explore the spaces where the du Pont family played, worked, and entertained. This fun, interactive tour is designed especially for families with children ages 4 to 11.


Tweens and their moms explore objects related to a different theme on the second Sunday of every month at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.


Fashionable Furnishings

Memorial Library

Memorial Library

Discover the heights of early America craftsmanship in stylish furnishings dating from three centuries. This one-hour tour also includes Memorial Library, which is rich in du Pont family memorabilia.

Distinctive Collections

Stroll through a cobblestone courtyard and see Shop Lane’s historic storefronts from the early 1800s. On this one-hour tour explore collections and styles from Shaker to Pennsylvania German, rural to urban.

Shop Lane

Shop Lane

Winterthur Then and Now

This two-hour tour features the magnificent garden as well as several floors of the house. It focuses on the life of the du Pont family in the first half of the 20th century, the development of the collection of American decorative arts, and the evolution of a private estate into a public treasure. Adults and children ages 8 and above.


Private Tours

Take a custom two-hour tour of the house or study a particular aspect of Henry Francis du Pont’s magnificent collection. Reservations required two weeks in advance. Adults. 5-person limit.

Conservation Tour

Go into any major museum in America, and odds are good that the conservators who care for the collections trained at Winterthur. Tour our world-famous conservation laboratories, where works of art and antiquity are examined, studied, and cared for by expert conservators. Adults and children ages 8 and above. Two hours. 1:00–3:00 pm, first Wednesday of every month. 10-person limit.

For more information on any of the tours listed or to make a reservation, please call 800.448.3883.

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