An impressive museum of American decorative arts and showcase of Henry Francis du Pont's life, the Winterhur Museum, Garden and Library offers much to see and do. The vast collection features some 90,000 objects including antique furniture, ceramics, painting and prints. Visitors are also able to tour the house and see exquisite spaces once used for entertaining friends and family. A world-renowned Campbell Collection of Soup Toureens, a Metalwork Gallery and a magnificent 60-acre garden are among the notable highlights. Ever-changing exhibits such as With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery give an in-depth look into the First State's rich art heritage.
Wilmington, Delaware Hotel near the Winterthur Museum -
Guests of the INN at Wilmington won't have to go far to experience the Winterhur Museum, Garden and Library as it is a mere seven miles from the hotel. Our convenient location and vacation packages make it easy to explore the attractions of the greater Brandywine Valley.
Winterhur Garden Highlights -
Gardening was one of Henry Francis Dupont's favorite pastimes, and this is evident when visitors walk the ground of Winterhur. A vibrant display of different blooms is on display year-round. In February, you can expect to see white snow drops and the yellow adonis, while June brings kousa dogwoods with their white star-like blossoms and lovely lavender lilacs.
Winterhur Museum Programs and Activities -
An exciting calendar of programs designed for all ages ensures family fun at Winterhur. Interesting initiatives include the Hands on History Cart, in which participants learn more about the decorative elements that make antique furniture distinct, and the Enchanted Woods Backpack, filled with scavenger hunts, magnifying glasses, journals and more for exploring the ground's Enchanted Woods.
Winterhur Tours -
Antique and arts enthusiasts who want a better perspective of the Winterhur Museum, Garden and Library can sign up for one of the different tours available year-round. Experiences range from the festive Yuletide Tour to the informative Conservation Tour.