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Winterthur Curated Tour & Picnic Lunch

history walk

Winterthur Curated Tour & Picnic Lunch

Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English
history walk

Winterthur Curated Tour & Picnic Lunch

history walk

Winterthur Curated Tour & Picnic Lunch

Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

11:30 AM: Arrive at the Museum. Free parking located near Visitor's Center. We will meet in the corner of the parking lot at the Picnic House and talk for a few minutes. 12:00 PM: Gourmet Picnic Lunch. It is cold outside, I serve a Gourmet Picnic Lunch in the Picnic House. Lunch at the Cottage Tea Room or Pavilion Restaurant is also available for an additional cost per person - advanced notice & reservations required. 1:00 PM: Gallery - Yuletide brings the warmth and joy of the season with a stunning holiday display in H. F. du Pont’s home. The tour includes spectacular trees and a fairy-tale dollhouse decorated for Christmas. 2:00 PM: Museum - A curated tour of Yuletide with exhibits from across the decades. Enjoy the magic of Christmas, surrounded by trees of all shapes and sizes as well as the remarkable 175-room mansion. Advanced notice & reservations required. 3:00 PM: Take a time out for snacks and water. (Included) Visit the Garden and ride the Tram (weather permitting). Discover beautiful vistas and see the estate, including the train station and barns. 3:30 PM: Experience the Winterthur Library, open to all interested readers, a major center for the study of American social, cultural, and artistic history. Research of material culture currently in progress. 4:30 PM: Shop the Museum Store Yuletide Tours are available until January 5, 2020.

Your host

Learn more about Kurt

Kurt

As a Director Member of Winterthur Museum, I am working diligently to utilize educational information and resources in the museum and library to ensure precious historical items are saved for future generations. I provide a curated tour that customers with a general admission ticket would not be able to access on their own. The experience I provide at Winterthur Museum and Garden is unique. Director level access is rare and my ability to provide expert insight allows for someone to experience American History up close while taking a fun and relaxing journey into the past. Just imagine, a 175 room house with items that date from 1640-1860. As a member, I enjoy changing exhibitions, daily lectures, workshops, as well as hands on interactive experiences. I support the museum as a volunteer and visit the Library for research on a daily basis

What's included

Food
Gourmet Picnic lunch included with choices such as tiny sandwiches, potato salad, deviled eggs, coleslaw, pasta salad, chips,…
Drinks
For beverages we include water and juice
Tickets

Where you'll be

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library is an American estate and museum with one of the most important collections of Americana in the US. Winterthur offers something for people of all ages. Late November to early December is traditionally the height of Yuletide. One tree on the Yuletide Tour recalls the magic of the early spring garden in the March Bank as daffodils and crocus peak through icy layers of snow to promise us that spring is close

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Visiting the Garden - weather permitting

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Advanced Notice and Reservations Required. Please do not hesitate to let me know if there is something specific that guests would like incorporated into the curated tour of Winterthur.

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Kurt
Winterthur Curated Tour & Picnic Lunch
New experience
$125/person
New experience
$125/person