Dining - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library



As well as seasonal daily dining from Tuesday through Sunday, Winterthur offers many special dining experiences including Yuletide Brunch with Santa and Dickens Brunch. Winterthur members receive 10% off all Café and Pavilion purchases, preferred seating at special holiday brunches, and discounts on catered events. Please see all dining hours of operation below.



The Visitor Center Café will be closed for normal dining operations to the public on Sunday, April 16, due to the high demand for Easter Brunch. The Visitor Center dining area will be used only for brunch on April 16. For guests not attending brunch, our Cottage Café, across from the museum, will run on a normal operating schedule from 10:00 am–4:00 pm. Please note that the change is only for Sunday, April 16, and does not affect operations on Saturday, April 15.


Visitor Center Garden Café

Enjoy views of the garden and the rolling hills while you dine. The Pavilion features a variety of enticing entrees, including the chef's action stations, pressed panini, and an extensive salad bar. Delicious a la carte options include soups, desserts, and more!  

Location: Visitor Center Pavilion

Hours: Tues.-Sun. 10am–4pm
           Light Fare 10-11am, 3-4pm
           Monday Closed


The Cottage Café

This newly redesigned space in H. F. du Pont's Cottage is perfect for a light snack or lunch. The Cottage Café features baked goods, smoothies, sandwiches, soups, salads, fresh fruit, gourmet coffee, and wine. The Cottage Café provides inside seating for 20 and additional seating on the adjacent patio.

Location: Museum Store

Hours: Tues.-Sun. 10am-4pm
           Monday Closed


Special Events and Group Tours

Whether you are planning a spectacular engagement party, a relaxed baby shower, or a fun bus trip to Winterthur, Restaurant Associates is pleased to handle all of your catering and dining needs. We specialize in customizing catering packages to fit your style and your budget. With so many great options here, we welcome the chance to impress you and your guests. To speak to a catering representative please call 302.888.4944 or e-mail ccater@winterthur.org. We look forward to hearing from you!


Picnicking at Winterthur

Ticketed visitors are welcome to picnic on-site. For more information, please read the Picnic FAQ.

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