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The Longwood Organ

Composed of 10,010 pipes divided into 146 ranks, the Longwood Organ is the largest Aeolian organ ever constructed in a residential setting. Pierre du Pont was an organ aficionado who, in 1930, replaced the original organ with a much larger, custom-designed Aeolian model that remains in Longwood’s Conservatory to this day.

Maintenance on the Longwood Organ is complete.

With the goal of returning The Longwood Organ to its 1930 splendor, a team of experts began a seven-year restoration process in 2004. They completely rewired, repainted, re-leathered and refurbished virtually every element of The Longwood Organ.

In May 2012, American Public Media broadcast an episode of Pipedreams titled "Longwood Revisited" which highlighted the history and restoration of The Longwood Organ. Listen to the program here.

Our International Organ Competition in 2013 was also broadcasted on Pipedreams' "Longwood Laureates".  Listen to that program here. For a digital copy available for purchase, click here.

Visit our Garden Shop for Peter Richard Conte's Organ CD or for a digital copy, click here.

Upcoming Longwood Organ Concerts

Travels with a Pipe Dreamer

Hear tales of Michael Barone's adventures visiting some of the most historic and exquisite pipe organs around the world.

International Organ Competition

10 of the organ world’s brightest young talents compete before a panel of top judges in a quest for the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize.

Live Organ Demonstrations

Free with Gardens admission. Enjoy a free live organ demonstration with Principal Organist Peter Richard Conte.