History Field Trips

History Field Trips

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Delaware has lots of fascinating history. After all, we are the First State.  

 

We’ve got Native American History. We’ve got Agricultural History. We’ve got Maritime and Military History (tons of those!) We’ve got scads of Natural History as just a quick look around will tell you (for instance, did you know that Indian River Bay is actually a drowned river valley?) And of course, there’s Industrial History (Seaford was the birthplace of Dupont Nylon and the now $90 billion broiler chicken industry started right here in a little house in Ocean View...)

We’ve got charming seaside and riverside towns each with their own fascinating histories and even some stories that you might not want to listen to after dark. We’ve got war stories. We’ve got pirates and shipwrecks and tales of buried booty. We’ve got a rock that fell from the sky several years and thousands of miles from the volcanic eruption that sent it into orbit. Boy, do we have some stories. And we love telling ‘em.

Southern Delaware history is the history of the United States but on a smaller scale, just the perfect size to capture young imaginations. Take a look at the resources below and also check out our Museums page.

Students: Don't forget to print out your Field Trip Passport! 

 

The information below was provided by the inpidual sites. For additional information, please contact each site.

Delaware Aviation Museum

21781 Aviation Avenue
Georgetown DE 19947
Phone number: 443-458-8926
Website
Email: info@delawareaviationmuseum.org

Days/Hours of operation: Always best to phone ahead to be sure someone will be there and that the aircraft are in town.  Due to minimum number of volunteer docents we are only scheduled open first Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm or by appointment for groups and schools.  Some weekends the flying aircraft will be out of town at air shows. Visitors are welcome at any time during posted hours but cannot be in the hangar without staff escort.

Mission: The Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation (D.A.M.F.) is dedicated to promoting and preserving the history of aviation, focusing on aviation in Delaware and the Delaware Coastal Airport. The museum maintains a display of classic, vintage and military aircraft and aviation artifacts as well as an extensive reference library. The D.A.M.F. promotes tourism to Sussex County by hosting events at the airport and museum, providing an educational venue for students and the community.

Ages/Grade levels: Ages 6 and up will benefit most from visiting our museum and maintenance facility.  Small children must be under close supervision of adults.

Materials: Brochures are available at our facility or by mail. Most information can be obtained best by visiting out website www.delawareaviationmuseum.org

Cost: B-25 Mitchell Bomber rides - $425.00/seat.  Rides on the B-25 are only pre-arranged basis or on dates we publish to make rides available, such as at Wings and Wheels Fall Festival.

 

Delaware Seashore State Park & the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum

25039 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone number: 302-227-6991
Website
Email: laura.scharle@state.de.us
Facebook (IRLSS)
Facebook (DSSP)

Days/Hours of operation: April – October; 7 days/ 8 – 4:30 p.m.; November – March: Monday-Friday, 8 – 4 and Saturdays, 9-3

Tours: Guided tours available. We prefer that if a group wants to come to a program that they call ahead to set up their own private program (instead of joining a public program).

Programs: Focus mainly on maritime history and coastal ecology. Many programs for a variety of age groups/grade levels are available. See the Delaware State Parks Teacher’s Guide – Delaware Seashore State Park Pages. Programs include Beach Survivors (grades 2 – 4); Seining the Bay (grades 1 – 8); March Walk (grades 2 – 12); Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink (grades 2 – 8); Jelly, Jelly, Jellyfish (grades K – 2); Coastal Predators (K – 3), Build & Fly a Kite (STEM) (grades 3 – 6); Shipwrecks & Buried Treasure (STEM) (grades 4 – 9); Life of a Surfman (grades 4 – 10); and others. Also offer crafts classes, tours of the historic Lifesaving Station, etc. Check schedule for programs including Breeches Buoy Rescue demonstrations, lantern tours, etc. 

Cost: See website for fees (nominal). 

 

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

708 Coastal Highway
Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Phone number: (302) 539-9366
Website
Email: dsmuseum@aol.com

Days/Hours of operation:  June, July & August Open Daily 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. September Open Daily 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. October to April call for hours. April & May, Sat - Sun 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tours: Motorcoaches & Group Tours Available Year Round. Guided and self-directed tours available. Please provide a week’s notice for large groups. Otherwise, visit anytime during posted hours.

Focus: Ever changing displays focus on maritime history, ocean/dune ecology, archeology, shipwreck salvage, colonial history, East Coast and world shipwrecks

Ages/Grade levels: All ages

Materials: Handouts available. Can be mailed in advance with one week’s notice.

Suggested reading: See website. 

 

Fort Miles

Address: Cape Henlopen State Park

 

Phone number: 302-645-6852
Website
Email: sean.heacock@state.de.us

Days/hours of operation: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, Sept. 15-May 15. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, May 16 - Sept. 14

Guided tours: Available. Self-directed tours are available only in the historic area, including the observation tower and Orientation Building when open.

Focus: The most interesting things to see at Fort Miles are Battery 519, an underground gun battery, (a tour guide and an additional $5/person fee are required), and the 16 inch gun barrel that was on the USS Missouri when Japan signed the surrender documents ending WWII. Lantern tours of Battery 519 are conducted in evening hours on certain days, or by special arrangement. The Delaware State Parks guide that is published for Spring, Summer, and Fall always has a section devoted to Cape Henlopen State Park and included in that are ongoing scheduled programs at Fort Miles. However, special arrangements can be made for school groups, scouts, or clubs.

Ages/Grade Level: Tours are of interest to all ages 7 years and older.

 

Lewes Historical Society - Life in Lewes, Maritime Tour, Mini Menhaden

110 Shipcarpenter Street

 

 

Lewes, DE 19958
Phone number: (302)-645-7670
Website
Email: marcos@historiclewes.org

Days/Hours of operation: See website for tour schedule and for field trip information and request form.  

Guided tour:  Life in Lewes. Take a step back through time and explore the history of Life in Lewes. This 90-minute walking tour will guide you through six historic buildings at the Lewes Historical Society Campus where you will get to see how Lewes grew from a small Dutch settlement to a bustling seashore town.  Ages/Grade levels: 3rd-5th is the target age for this program. Can be offered to grades as low as 2nd and as high as 8th.

Guided tour: Maritime Tour. Journey through Lewes’s salty past while learning of the explorers who first put Lewes on the map, the pirates that sailed the local waters, and the brave United States Life-Saving Servicemen who rescued victims from perilous shipwrecks. This 90-minute walking tour includes admission to both the Lewes Life-Saving Station and the Cannonball House Maritime Museum. Suggested Reading: http://uslife-savingservice.org/. This web link is a general overview of the history of the U.S. Life Saving Service students should look through this website in order to grasp a basic understanding of the service as whole to better understand the part the Lewes station played as just one of many stations on the Eastern United States Coast. Ages/Grade levels: 3rd-5th is the target age for this program. Can be offered to grades as low as 2nd and as high as 8th.

Sampling of Other Programs: Mini Menhaden – Early Learners: (Kindergarten & 1st Grade) Utilize interactive activities in adult-child partnership pairs. Experience what is was like to be a 19th-century townsperson in Lewes and the job of being a shopkeeper, a fisherman, or post-master and the importance of community then and now. Participate in historic role-playing activities which teach; number identification, color choices, and storytelling and sharing. Materials include historic Job I.D. cards.

Spooky Stories – Shipwrecks & Shoals: Travel to Lewes’s historic and haunted past. Hear true tales of pirates and privateers that visited Lewes’s shores where their spirits may still remain. Explore the Saint Peter’s Church cemetery and learn about the lives and after-lives of some of Lewes’s best known residents. The tour includes a visit to the 1765 Cannonball House Maritime Museum, reported to be one of the most haunted houses in Delaware. Grades 2 – 6. Not recommended for children under 6 years due to spooky content. Children will learn about Colonial History, 19th & 20th Century History, Maritime History, Pirates, ghost stories, and cemetery symbols and will receive “Ship identification cards” to help them learn the difference between a Sloop, a Schooner, and a Shallop.

Visitors Should: Call ahead a minimum of one week in advance to reserve a tour time or preferably visit the Historical Society’s website at https://www.historiclewes.org/education/field-trips to fill out a web form field trip request.

Materials/Suggested reading for all tours: LHS is able to provide information and pre-teach materials to families if given two weeks’ notice of their intended visit date. This web link is a time line of Lewes’s history and should give students a rough idea of some of the highlights of the town’s past that they will hear about on their tour.

Cost: See website.

 

Marvel Carriage Museum

510 S. Bedford St.

 

 

 

Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone number: 302-855-9660
Website
Email: marvelmuseum@gmail.com

Days/hours of operation: Open year round (weather permitting) by appointment only. Call number above to schedule your visit.

Tours: Guided tours available. Complete tour takes at least 1.5 – 2 hours to complete. Small gift shop is located in Welcome Center. Call at least a week in advance to schedule your tour. The museum complex consists of several buildings and some walking is necessary.

Focus: Exhibits include horse drawn carriages and related memorabilia, telephone memorabilia, working church, one room school house, blacksmith shop, small gas station, barns, and original 10’ wide frying pan from Delmarva Chicken Festival. Also, Civil War Confederate monument and other miscellaneous displays too numerous to mention including Sussex County Return Day information.

Grade levels/ages: All ages, although carriages and telephone memorabilia would likely be of most interest to younger elementary students. 

 

Milford Museum

121 South Walnut Street

 

Milford, DE  19963
Phone: 302-424-1080
Website
Email:claudia@milfordmuseumde.org

Days/Hours of operation:  Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 3:30, Sunday 1:00 to 3:30, Closed Mondays and major Holidays.

Focus: Exhibits focus on local Milford History including businesses, hospital, post office, shipbuilding, baseball, medical, military, ladybug & doll collections.

Guided lesson/tours: Available, as are self-directed tours. Large groups and those wanting guided tours are asked to call ahead to reserve times.

Ages/Grade levels: Tours can be made specific to all grade levels. Hunt and Search handouts are available for school groups.

Cost: Free. Donations accepted. 

 

 

Milton Historical Society & Museum

210 Union Street

Milton, DE 19968
Phone number: 302-684-1010
Website 
Facebook
Email: info@historicmilton.org

Days/Hours of operation: Wednesday through Saturday from 11am – 4pm. We can also open upon request.

Guided lessons/tours: Available. For groups larger than six, we request at least a week’s notice. Visits anytime during posted hours are welcome, but staff would appreciate advance notice. Handouts available with advance requests. Will mail materials based on interest prior to visit with a month’s notice

Focus: Maritime history, local history, environment, African American history, local industry, hands-on children activities, art gallery, research library, archives. We have activities for children of all ages and designed educational programs to fit a variety of needs. All are based off of current educational standards set forth by the state. We work with local school children in the area as well as homeschooled families. Suggested reading: It Began with a River, a book about Milton’s history. We have an active Education Committee comprised of all retired teachers who have worked to created curriculum-based programs for visiting students.

Cost: FREE. Suggested donation $3 pp.

 

Nanticoke Indian Museum

26673 John J. Williams Hwy.

 

 

 

Millsboro, DE 19966
Phone number: 302-945-7022
Website
Email: museum@nanticokeindians.org

Days/Hours of operation: January 1 thru March 31: Thursday thru Saturday - 10:00AM to 3:00PM, Sunday - 12:00PM to 3:00PM. April 1 thru December 31: Tuesday thru Saturday - 10:00AM to 4:00PM, Sunday - 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Tours: Guided tours are available.

Focus: Native American Museum exhibiting stone artifacts, implements, clothing, resource library, animals that have been restored by a taxidermist, and animal skins for the children to touch and identify. Museum also contains a gift shop.

Ages/Grade levels: Age 6 to and including adulthood.

Materials: Handouts that give facts about the Nanticoke people, word games, herbs used by the Nanticoke and a Turtle calendar.

Suggested Reading:  Delaware's Forgotten Folk, The Nanticoke Indians, The Nanticoke, The Delaware Indians

Cost: Adults - $3.00, Children 12 and under - $1.00

 

Ocean View Historical Complex

39 Central Avenue

 

 

Ocean View, DE 19970
Phone Number – 302-593-8814
Website
Email: ohvsociety@gmail.com

Days/Hours of Operation: Wednesdays, late May - early September, 1:00PM-4:00PM and anytime, by appointment

Guided Lesson/Tour: Educated Docents always present, Study Guide available. Call ahead to reserve time when not open or visit anytime during posted hours.

This is a charming little village which will give students a chance to return to their roots and learn to appreciate the modern conveniences we now have in comparison to life a century and a half ago. The Complex is located adjacent to a wonderful park with picnic tables and a playground. This is a family story which leads us through 4 centuries of life in a small coastal town in the small, yet mighty, first state of Delaware.

Focus: Life in the 19th century, house from 1860 with artifacts and furnishings appropriate to the 1860’s-1900’s, outhouse and functioning water pump, post office from 1889 with milliner’s shop, and poultry house which is a replica of Cecile Steele’s chicken house where the broiler industry began. Impact of location on occupations and lifestyle – farming, maritime, poultry industry. Exhibited items include furniture, deeds form 1700’s, artifacts, post office boxes, poultry relics. Games and lifestyle experiences available for different age groups.

Ages/Grade levels: K-12 – younger students can experience living in time period; older students can research, determine relationships between families, neighbors, and community, and do historical research of local history.

Materials: Flyer and study guide, which will be mailed in advance upon request. The study guide contains a list of books, articles, and links. The guide contains a list of suggested readings.

Cost: FREE.

 

Overfalls Foundation, Lightship Overfalls

219 Pilottown Road

 

 

Lewes, DE 19958
Phone number: (302) 644-8050
Website
Email: tmulveny@comcast.net

Days/Hours of operation: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. After Labor Day weekend until the beginning of October, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Beginning of October until season close, Saturday and Sunday only. Check website to confirm schedule.

Tours:  Guided tours available. With groups of six or more as well as groups with special needs, it is best to make advanced arrangements.  Small groups (five or less) are welcome anytime we are open (last tour starts at 3:30). We will try to accommodate any schedule even when we are officially closed. Special arrangements for any size group can be made by contacting Guy Townsend at Guy-Townsend @comcast.net or through our website www.overfalls.org

Focus: The attraction is the Lightship Overfalls, a floating lighthouse.  From 1820 until 1985, 170 U.S. lightships served on a total of 116 stations on all three coasts and in the Great Lakes.  Few of these historic ships have survived and today. Only nine of the survivors are open to the public as museums.  Eight of the nine, including the Overfalls, are considered significant in the nation’s history and have been designated National Historic Landmarks by the National Park Service.  The guided tour of the ship tells the story of the sailor’s life aboard and how the ship operated.  The site also includes the American Lightship Museum, a small land-based facility dedicated to telling the story of lightships in general and the crews who served aboard them.

During the summer months there may be occasional special activities on weekends such as knot tying, Morse code etc.  These would be announced on Facebook and our website www.overfalls.org

Ages/Grade levels: The site is appropriate for all ages. For students in grades 2-12 there are some interactive experiences we can offer, especially if we know in advance.

Materials/Suggested Reading: Ship brochure (handout) at the site and coloring fact sheets for pre-school-2nd grade level. The Ship’s Store has several publications of interest to both children and adults for sale. Also, on the website in the Archives section, there is an article entitled Lightships-Historical Background written by the late Willard Flint, a U.S. Coast Guard historian and considered the preeminent authority on U.S. lightships.  While it is not a prerequisite to board the ship, reading this piece will make the experience much more meaningful for the mature visitor. The book, “Lightship” by Brian Flocais a good starting point for the younger visitor and even adults appreciate the information presented in such a charming fashion.

Cost: $5 per person 15 and older up to max of $40/family. Members ($40/year) and their families are free. For larger groups we usually suggest a donation appropriate for the size and ages of the group.

 

Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum

511 Rehoboth Avenue (Museum) &

 

 

 

17 Christian Street (Anna Hazzard House)
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone number: 302-227-7310
Website
Email: rbhistoricalsociety@verizon.net

Days/Hours of operation: Memorial Day through October 31 – Monday thru Friday 10-4, Sat & Sun 11-3. Nov 1 through the day before Memorial Day - Friday and Monday 10-4, Sat &Sun 11-3

Guided Tour: Guided tours are available with advance notice. Self-directed tours are fine.

Focus: Rehoboth Beach history

Ages/Grade Levels: With notice we can accommodate any age. We have a children’s room for little ones.

Cost: Donations 

 

Ross Plantation

23669 Ross Station Rd.

 

Seaford, DE 19973
Phone number: 302 - 628 - 9500
Website
Email: seafordsociety@verizon.net

Days/Hours of operation: The Governor Ross Plantation is open on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4. The last tour begins at 3:30 p.m. because it takes a minimum of 1 hr. to tour the mansion only.  Student groups may make arrangements to tour the plantation at other times by contacting the office manager of the Seaford Historical Society @302-628-9828 Mon.-Thurs. 10-4 and Sunday 1-4. The length of student tours may be scheduled depending on what activities will meet curriculum needs.  The student tours can range from 1 hr. to 2 ½ hrs.  For more details see the website.   

Guided lesson/tour: Available. Please call at least two weeks in advance to reserve a time if you will be visiting as a group of 10 or more. You may also visit anytime during posted hours if you are in a group of five or less.  This will be a docent led tour. The Gov. Ross Plantation is a site on the Delaware History Trail. Signage for many of the buildings is located near each structure and may be read independently if visiting during non-operational hours. The plantation and the Seaford Museum are also both geocaching sites. Inpiduals with limited mobility may view a video of the 2nd floor of the Ross Mansion since an elevator is not available. 

In addition to touring the Gov. Ross Mansion completed in 1860, visitors can tour the only documented log Slave Quarter in Delaware, an A.J. Downing Ross cottage, and learn about farm practices of the 19th century by touring the Granary, a Smokehouse, and privy.  Also on the plantation are corn cribs, a stable, and an ash house foundation. Pre-arranged student tours may also include playing Victorian games, a boy and a girl dressing in Victorian period costumes, and hands-on activities grinding coffee and shelling corn. The Governor Ross Plantation tells the story of family life during the mid-19th century.  This includes farming and the importance of slavery on a plantation, Civil War involvement as a Southern sympathizer, economic and political factors of the time period, as well as social events of a prominent family in Western Sussex County,

Programs/exhibits: Tour guides lead groups through the Ross Mansion telling stories of a wealthy family during the Victorian Era.  The mansion displays Victorian Period furnishings, some of which belonged to the Ross family.  Outbuildings display a large assortment of artifacts that add to the story of farming and slavery during the time period of the Civil War. Educational tours can be structured to enhance elementary through high school Common Core with advanced notice.  As many as 100 high school students may visit the plantation for an all-day experience.  Students would be separated into 8 groups to rotate through 8 distinct stations to gain an in-depth understanding of plantation life during the mid-19th century. Fifty to sixty elementary students may tour the plantation for 2 ½ hrs.  They would be pided into 4 groups to rotate through 5 stations for several hands-on experiences: tour the mansion, play Victorian games and grind coffee, tour the only documented log Slave Quarter in DE and shell corn, play Victorian field games, and participate in a demonstration of children’s Victorian clothing.  Students may bring lunches to eat on the grounds.  For large groups, modern port-o-potties are available. After spending 2 ½ hours at the plantation and eating lunch, students may travel less than 2 miles to the Seaford Museum for a 1 ½ to 2 hour tour before returning to school.

Ages/Grade levels: The Ross Plantation has designed tours that can interest all school age youth.  However, targeted programs to meet Common Core are best suited for grades 3- 10. Materials relating to the time period may be purchased at the Gift Shop located at the mansion. General information is available at the website. Student tour information and tour requests are available on the Kids and Students and Registration left hand tabs on the website.

Cost: Adults $5 each. A combination ticket for both the plantation and the museum is $8. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Children over 12 are charged $5 each at each site and $8 each for a combination ticket. The following prices apply to student pre-arranged tours lasting 2-2 1/2 hours at the plantation and 1 1/2-2 hours at the museum: Students are charged $3 each at each site, but a combination tour for both the plantation and the museum is $5. One chaperone for every 10 students is required. Staff members are free but additional chaperones are charged $3 each. Educators wanting to bring groups of students and request an all-day tour of the plantation are charged $5 each.  One chaperone for every 10 students is required.  Staff members are free but additional chaperones are charged $5 each.

 

Seaford Museum

203 High Street, Seaford, DE 19973
Phone: 302-628-9828
Website
Email: seafordsociety@verizon.net

Days/Hours of operation:  Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4.  These hours may change and any change will be noted on the web page.  Student groups may make other arrangements to tour the museum by contacting the museum by phone.  Also, the Seaford Historical Society is the owner of the Gov. Wm. H. H. Ross Plantation (see next listing) just north of Seaford and can coordinate a visit of the two properties.

Focus: 11,000+ sq. ft. facility owned and operated by the Seaford Historical Society.  The Governor Ross Mansion, an off-site exhibit, is also available for weekend tours and weekday small group tours with prior notice. The Seaford Museum tells the history of Seaford and the surrounding area from the time of Native Americans over 10,000 years ago to present day. Historic records of Europeans in the area began in the late 1600s. Seaford is a Chesapeake Bay port on the Nanticoke River.  Farming, shipbuilding, fishing, and seamanship were the major occupations early on. Both Harriet Tubman and Patty Cannon would be part of Seaford’s history prior to the Civil War.  In the mid 1800’s, the railroad arrived and the area really changed.  

Following the Civil War, with steamboats and trains in the area, even small farms could make money on certain crops like tomatoes and beans. And the area employed many in the vegetable and oyster packing plants. A new wing, the Nanticoke Maritime Gallery has been created to show visitors an evening image of our beautiful river, slowing down after dark, with only a few workers still there.  It is a great insight on the work of the time. Later, the town would change.  Old jobs would fade and new ones would take their places including the DuPont Nylon plant. The town would grow. Teachers, preachers, police and store keepers would all be needed.

Guided lesson/tours: Self-directed tours are available with virtual docents or reading signage. Please call ahead to reserve a time if you will be visiting as a group.  Groups of 5 or fewer may visit anytime during posted hours.

Additional info:  The Seaford Museum has been selected to be part of the National Park Service’s Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, and recently, the Network to Freedom Program describing the Underground Railroad efforts in the mid-1800s.

Ages/Grade levels: Primary grades and up. Museum brochure will be sent in advance upon request, although website provides even more information.

Cost: $5 for those 12 and over. Combination ticket for Seaford Museum and Ross Mansion $8.

 

Treasures of the Sea Exhibit

21179 College Drive

Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone number: 302-259-6150 
Website
Email: treasures@dtcc.edu

Days/Hours of operation: Regular hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm. Group tours can be booked for groups of 10 or more people any day of the week with at least one week notice. Closed from the weekend prior to Christmas to the Monday after New Year's Day and all major holidays. 

Tours: Guided tours available. Self-directed tours available. For guided tours and groups we ask for at least one week notice. Groups under 10 in number, visit anytime during posted hours.

Focus: Maritime History, World Language, Geography, Science, Visual Arts. Maintains a permanent exhibit of actual artifacts from the Spanish galleon the Nuestra senior de Atocha. The exhibit tells the story of the travels and danger involved with sea travel for the Spanish in 17th century. It explains the way items were made, lost, and recovered in both the 17th and current century. 

Ages/Grade levels: Tours are varied depending on the age and grade level of the students attending. Grades focused on are more elementary and high school/early college.  We have recently developed a curriculum in social studies common core for 4th grade. 

Materials: For groups we have a teacher and student handbook for the common core curriculum. Social studies curriculum packet for 4th grade classes based on the common core standards as well as handouts with information, glossaries, people and places, mazes question, and more for inpiduals and groups. Will mail materials in advance with at least a week’s notice.

Cost: Adults $3.00, Seniors $2.50, Students $1.00 and children 4 and younger are free.

 

Zwaanendael Museum

102 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE  19958
Phone number: 302-645-1148 
Website
Email: bridget.warner@state.de.us

Days/Hours of operation:  April 1 - Oct 31 - Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday from 1:30p to 4:30 pm.  Nov 1 - March 31, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tours: Guided tour available as well as self-directed. Refer to website for events and special tours. Please call at least a week ahead to reserve time if your group is larger than 10. Groups of 10 or less may visit anytime during posted hours.

Focus: Lewes History, Royal Navy shipwreck and merchant shipwreck, Dutch history, original settlement of Zwaanendael, and current exhibit driven.

Ages/Grade levels: K-6 (predominantly 4th grade.)

Cost: No fees, do accept donations 

 

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