Places to Visit

Find local family fun in our attractions guide. Search by type of place, location, recommended ages and more.

More ideas for things to do as a family from MetroKids:

Family Fun Calendar >> Weekend Planner >>  

← Return to search

Places to Visit

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

Map5105 Kennett Pike
Rte. 52

Winterthur, DE 19807
800-448-3883
    Categories:
  • History Museums & Sites
  • Holiday
  • Nature

Description:

The former estate of Henry Francis du Pont features an extensive antiques collection and a 60-acre garden, including Enchanted Woods, an outdoor space just for kids. See textiles, paintings, prints, ceramics and glass pieces in the galleries. In the Touch-It Room, kids can play in a hearth kitchen, step into an 1830s general store and experience an 18th century tea party. At various times throughout the year, Winterthur hosts the children’s story series WOW! Wee Ones & other family events.

Through Jan. 6, experience stroller-friendly Yuletide Tours at the country estate, where you’ll set your sights on an era-spanning holiday timeline, from majestic trees with glass ornaments popular in the 1800s to antique Santa figurines to an 18-room dollhouse decked out for the season.

Accessibility Details

Guided tours that include detailed verbal descriptions are available, with advance reservations. High-contrast photographs and/or large-print scripts are available for selected exhibitions or audio tours. Demonstration objects are available for touching in the Galleries and in the Touch-It Room. Guide and helping animals are welcome.

Cost Cutter

FREE admission for those with a Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport; purchase a family pass for $95 that grants two adults and up to three kids (ages 17 & younger) free general admission to a dozen Brandywine Valley attractions.

Additional Information:

County: DE - New Castle County
For SpecialKids: Assisted Listening/Open-Captioning/ASL
Large-Print or Braille Guides
Wheelchair Accessible
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Parents
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Offers Field Trips?: yes
Grades for Field Trips: 0 Early Ed / Preschool
0 Kindergarten
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Parties: no
Free/Discounted Museum Days: Blue Star Museums
Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport

Is this your company? Update or enhance your listings »

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
{/if}