5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Winterthur, Delaware 19735
COVID-19: Winterthur is postponing all public events, programs, and tours through April 30. We will reschedule them as soon as possible. Winterthur gardens and trails remain open for those looking for peace and beauty in these difficult times.
Spring, Summer, and Fall:
Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Last house tour tickets sold at 3:15 pm.
Winterthur is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. Designed by du Pont, its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among America’s best, with magnificent specimen plantings and massed displays of color. Graduate programs and a preeminent research library make Winterthur an important center for the study of American art and culture.
Almost 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969) opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. Today, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, much as it was when the du Pont family lived here, as well as in permanent and changing exhibition galleries.