Things To Do Museums
Are you fascinated by Native American history? Is Americana your thing? Military history? Shipbuilding? Railroads? Maritime history? Shipwrecks? Aviation? Dolls? You’ll find all of that and lots more waiting for you in our fabulous museums! Sussex County has an exciting and varied history dating from well before European colonization that has been carefully preserved throughout the county in numerous local museums. To aid in your discovery of Southern Delaware’s museums, we've created three itineraries (East, Central, and West) to help you navigate them in a way that makes geographic sense; however, feel free to throw caution and your map to the wind and create an itinerary that allows you to explore our rich history based on your specific interests. You could easily spend a two or three-day getaway exploring any one of these itineraries - or you could mix things up and combine a Museum Itinerary with one of our Antiquing Itineraries that follows the same geographic path. Round out your getaway with some great culinary experiences and a comfy place to rest between treks. Visit RehobothFoodie to learn about all of the amazing dining options on our Culinary Coast and take a peek at our accommodations page! The following listings contain map links with locations, contact information, and website addresses. While many museums are open year round and most are free or low cost, hours vary by season at many locations. We suggest you call locations ahead to confirm hours of operation and fees.
this museum boasts a camp meeting era "tent" structure, which houses a collection of artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to the early days... read more
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
lewes: cannonball house is the home of the lewes historical society's maritime museum. nationally important pieces of maritime art and memorabilia... read more
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
bridgeville: the society’s collection includes a wealth of artifacts, documents, photographs, and books from local businesses, families, and com... read more
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
explore a complete victorian italianate mansion with slave quarters, barns, sheds and spacious grounds. learn what life was like before the civil war,... read more
the fenwick island lighthouse was constructed in 1858. the light originally burned whale oil, but has since been switched to be powered by electricit... read more
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
the museum’s exhibit includes original art, sailors’ decorative folk art, photographs, ship building tools, sailing implements, and ships&... read more
woodland ferry history, restored antique tractors, carpenter's tools and other artifacts. tours by appointment only.
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
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 society preserves and displays showcase artifacts that illustrate the development of the community. the exhibits range from vintage postcards and... read more
the cook house contains the offices of the laurel historical society, as well as a large number of photos and artifacts that help to tell the story of... read more
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
days/hours of operation: memorial day weekend through labor day weekend, sunday, monday, thursday, friday and saturday. after labor day weekend until... read more
located in the foyer of the town hall, the exhibits contain memorabilia and photographs from the bethany beach area.
explore the history of this quaint shipbuilding village.
delmarva's maritime past of shipwrecks and piracy is vividly brought back to life here at discoversea museum. the museum features an ever- changing "e... read more
delmar, known for its railroading history, is home to a unique highball signal listed on the national register of historic places. nearby, a 1929 cabo... read more
the lewes historical society recently celebrated the opening of its new museum space featuring their collection of tens of thousands of historic artif... read more
laurel: showcasing an extensive collection of historical documents and objects displayed in our restored train station. the key element of the museum... read more
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