P&P Trip Winterthur Estate In Bloom 2024

DATE: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please email classes@politics-prose.com with any questions.

Flower lovers everywhere, this March we will be going to Winterthur to see one of the greatest blooming estates on the east coast.

This spring, Politics and Prose invites you to travel by bus to visit the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. The most captivating part of the day will be seeing how the grounds and interior of the mansion are inspired by each other. Henry Francis du Pont carefully crafted every hill and path to showcase colors and depth through shadow. We will visit the house museum where the featured exhibit theme is Outside In; how nature inspired decorating the mansion throughout the years. Explore their museum of American decorative arts, walking through specific floors in the house. A museum expert will guide us through a garden walk and explain the history, flowers, landscape and how it relates to the design of the house. https://www.winterthur.org/exhibitions-and-collections/garden/garden-collections/ You will have time for a museum tour, visiting the lush gardens, having lunch in the restaurant, and shopping the very tempting gift shop.

Date: Saturday, March 16th, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Meet in P&P Coffeehouse The DEN for complimentary coffee and bagels at 8:00 a.m.

Leave P&P at 8:15 a.m.

The Chartered Tour Bus will arrive at 8 am. in front of the bookstore. We will begin loading onto the bus around 8:00 am. and plan to depart by 8:15 am.  The bus will be parked on Connecticut Ave. in front of the store. Our bus transportation company is Keller’s and the bus will have power outlets, wifi internet, and a restroom.

The drive is approx. 2 hours to the Museum in Delaware. We encourage the use of masks and will have them available. The bus will have plenty of room to seat comfortably and you are not required to wear a mask. Bottled water will be provided.

We will arrive at the Visitors Center and get maps of the area. The Museum has a tram that runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every 30 mins that tours the grounds around the property. It does make stops if you would like to get off and walk around and then get back on the tram as well. Winterthur Information: https://www.winterthur.org


Our group (20 of us) will have a guided Garden tour on the grounds at 10:30 am (90 min)  

Garden Walk is with an expert museum guide. Walk is 90 mins and about 1.5 miles, slow pace but can be slightly hilly. Please wear comfortable shoes.  

Followed by taking a lunch break. You can purchase a lunch at their Pavillion cafe. 

Private guided tour of the Outside In exhibit begins at 1:00pm

Afterwards, you can join a deeper discussion about the estate's history or adventure on your own. 

We will meet for the self-guided house tour at 2:30pm. 

4:00pm meet up at the Visitor Center to board bus to head back to D.C.

We plan to be back at Politics and Prose Bookstore by 6pm

The price is $165.00 per person. This includes tickets, bus coach travel service and guided tours. You will be able to purchase lunch on site.

Know Before You Go:

Winterthur Information:


You will be able to purchase lunch on site at Pavilion Cafe.

All visitors must wear a mask on the guided house tours.

Price: $165.00 includes admission to house tour and transportation.

Return Policy: Refunds are only guaranteed up to 14 days before the trip.

Please email classes@politics-prose.com with any questions.

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