Things To Do History Field Trips

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

Ocean View Historical Complex

39 Central Avenue Ocean View DE 19970
days/hours of operation: wednesdays, late may - early september, 1:00pm-4:00pm and anytime, by appointment guided lesson/tour: educated docents alw... read more

Seaford Museum

203 High Street Seaford DE 19973
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 an... read more

Fort Miles Historical Area

15099 Cape Henlopen Drive Lewes DE 19958
cape henlopen state park - lying amidst rolling sand dunes, on a high bank overlooking the atlantic ocean, is the fort miles historical area, home of... read more

Ross Plantation

23669 Ross Station Road Seaford DE 19973
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... read more

Delaware Seashore State Park

39415 Inlet Road Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
days/hours of operation: april – october; 7 days/ 8 – 4:30 p.m.; november – march: monday-friday, 8 – 4 and sat... read more

Discoversea Shipwreck Museum

708 Coastal Highway Fenwick Island DE 19944
located above sea shell city on route 1 in fenwick island, this museum offers an ever-changing exhibit that expands and diversifies with the acquisiti... read more

Milton Historical Society

210 Union Street Milton DE 19968
offers guided walking architectural and historical tours.

Milford Museum

121 South Walnut Street Milford DE 19963
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 focu... read more

The Lewes Historical Society

110 Shipcarpenter Street Lewes DE 19958
offers guided architectural, historical, maritime and other guided walking and trolley tours of the first town in the first state.

Treasures of Sea Exhibit

21179 College Drive Georgetown DE 19947
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... read more

Lightship Overfalls

219 Pilottown Road Lewes DE 19958
days/hours of operation: memorial day weekend through labor day weekend, sunday, monday, thursday, friday and saturday. after labor day weekend until... read more

Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation

21781 Aviation Ave Georgetown DE 19947
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... read more

Rehoboth Beach Historical Society

511 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
offers guided historical walking and trolley tours of rehoboth beach.

Zwaanendael Museum

102 Kings Highway Lewes DE 19958
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,... read more

Marvel Carriage Museum

510 South Bedford Street Georgetown DE 19947
days/hours of operation: open year round (weather permitting) by appointment only. call number above to schedule your visit. tours: guided tours av... read more

Nanticoke Indian Museum

27073 John J Williams Highway Millsboro DE 19966
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: tu... read more

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