Grundy Museum staff recently announced the addition of free house tours on Thursdays and a new second time slot on Saturdays. One-hour house tours are now available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 1:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, at 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. There is an exception for the first Saturday of the month, when there is one free house tour, which begins at 1:30 p.m.
New thematic tours, developed by curator Geoffrey Webster, provide an in-depth look at the Grundy family and specific topics pertaining to 1885, when the Grundy family moved into their residence that later became the Grundy Museum.
Thematic tours are offered on the first Saturday of the month, beginning at 11 a.m., and are two hours in length. A $50 per person contribution is required. Proceeds benefit the Grundy Foundation’s CanDoMore Campaign to conserve original family textiles.
Thematic tour options include “Now That’s Entertainment: The Elegant Art of the Victorian Party,” “Manner & Mores: A Social History of the Late 19th Century” and “Interior Styles of the Gilded Age: The Domestic Interior in Post-Civil War America.”
Dates for both the house tours and thematic tours are available at grundymuseum.ticketleap.com. Reservations are required.
Grundy Museum does not require mask wearing and social distancing for vaccinated visitors in buildings and on the grounds. Unvaccinated visitors are required to wear a mask (children under the age of two are exempt). All vaccinated staff and visitors have the option to continue wearing masks if they choose.
In addition to the museum tours, guests can enjoy Grundy Park along the Delaware River, where they can read a book or bring a picnic lunch.