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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 at Winterthur & other family events.
Tour Tips: Pick up a Preschool Pack or Enchanted Woods Backpack, included with admission, at the Galleries Reception Desk. They’re filled with stories, puzzles, games and other activities kids can complete during their visit. Kidbit: A letter from the Enchanted Woods Faeries lets kids know what to expect in their very own garden space.

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.

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
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