Winterthur, an American country estate, is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (18801969), an avid antiques collector and horticulturist. In the early 20th century, H. F. du Pont and his father, Henry Algernon du Pont, designed Winterthur in the spirit of 18th- and 19th-century European country houses. Visitors to Winterthur will rediscover America's heritage through its collections of antiques and Americana and venture out over the fields and farmland to learn about the workings of a great American country estate. They can also wander through the 60-acre naturalistic Winterthur Garden, while children will wonder at the Winterthur's famous fairy-tale children's garden, Enchanted Woods, and enjoy hands-on learning in the Touch-It Room.
The site offers research library access, tours, exhibits, classes and workshops, educational programs, and recreational and educational events.