Every Spring, more than 500,000 daffodils bloom throughout the grounds of Winterthur Musuem, Gardens &Library. The bright yellow and white colors defy the unpredictable spring weather and pay homage to the landscape designer that once resided in the mansion, Henry Francis du Pont.
Spring is a beautiful time of year to visit Chateau County, Winterthur Museum in particular. Check out what’s to come to the estate throughout the season of renewal.
Events & Performances
The Annual Point to Point Steeplechase
May 8, 2022
Make Mother’s Day more special for those women in your life by celebrating them at Winterthur’s famed steeplechase event. Gather around for a day of horse racing, picnicking, shopping and more! For more information visit www.winterthur.org/ptp
East Room Revisited: A Summer Performance Series Inspired by Jackie Kennedy
May 7 / June 26 / August 12,13 &14
This series of performances celebrates the historic First Lady’s commitment to raising public appreciation for the arts.
Garden & Estate
April 9, 2022
Celebrate the beauty of Winterthur’s famous daffodils throughout the day with show and tours of the collection. Both guided and self-guided, take a look at the hundreds of heirloom daffodil bulbs arranged on Sycamore Hill.
Shakespeare at Sunset
April 15, 2022
Partnered with Delaware Shakespeare, enjoy classic readings among the beautiful daffodils!
Tailgate Tour: Azalea Woods
May 4, 2022
Explore the garden and estate on a guided stroll through the woods with a stop for hors d’ oeuvres and beverages at a picturesque tailgate location.
Discover the Winterthur Garden Tram Tour
While on property take advantage of the tram tour through the estate. Enjoy the gorgeous views highlighting the garden while learning about the history of Winterthur.
Marian Coffin: Designing the Gardens at Winterthur Walking Tour
Every Friday-Sunday in May, 2:30-4pm
Explore the famous landscape designer, Marian Coffin’s role in the development of the Peony, Box Scroll, East Terrace, Glade and reflecting pool gardens of Winterthur.
Learn more about Marian Coffin and her legacy in this episode of our video series... Bitts and Bites of Greater Wilmington
Jacqueline Kennedy and H.F. du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House
Opens May 7, 2022
In 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy did something no other had ever done before... she gave a televised tour of the newly designed White House. In this new exhibition, Winterthur is bringing the behind-the-scenes story of the partnership that led to the historic redesign of the “People’s House.”
Save the Date! July 16-17
Walking amongst spectacular craftsmanship from the region’s most talented, spend a day (or two) exploring through the grounds truly inspired by the estate views in sight.
Grab your tickets today! General Admission tickets include the garden, galleries and the introductory house tour. For more information visit www.winterthur.org.