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History & Heritage

Explore Delaware history as you discover the places and events that helped shaped a nation and the proud heritage of The First State.

Tour the family estates of the du Ponts – Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Winterthur, and Hagley Museum and Gardens – and take in each of their distinct architecture, decorative arts and scenic gardens.

For serious history buffs or family road trip ideas, embark on the Delaware History Trail and experience up to 36 historically significant sites including The Green in Dover, where Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

From strolling the cobblestone streets of historic New Castle to setting sail on the Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware museums and historical attractions offer a glimpse into the life and culture of days gone by. 

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Messick Agricultural Museum

  • 317 Walt Messick Rd.
  • Harrington, DE 19952
  • Phone: (302) 398-3729
  • Region: Central
Taylor & Messick, Inc. includes Messick's Ag. Museum, which opened in 1976. This museum exhibits antique machinery, automobiles, tools, toys and other farming memorabilia housed in two enclosed see more »

Middle Point - Mason Dixon Marker

  • Route 54
  • Delmar, DE 19940
  • Region: Southern
It was at this location in 1764 that surveyors Mason and Dixon started their historic survey of the boundaries of Lord Calvert’s Maryland and the Pennsylvania and Delaware holdings of the family of see more »

Milford Museum

  • 121 S. Walnut St.
  • Milford, DE 19963
  • Phone: (302) 424-1080
  • Region: Central
Located in Milford's original Post Office Building, the Milford Museum offers visitors a look inside Milford's fascinating history dating back to 1787. Exhibits highlight the role the town played see more »

Milton Historical Society

  • 210 Union St
  • Milton, DE 19968
  • Phone: (302) 684-1010
  • Region: Southern
Indulge in the fascinating wonders of Delaware's historic town of Milton through the Milton Historical Society, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to increasing public see more »

Mount Cuba Center

  • 3120 Barley Mill Rd.
  • Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Phone: (302) 239-4244
  • Region: Northern
One of Delaware's true endless discoveries are the beautiful, lush natural gardens of the First State. The Mount Cuba Center offers 600 acres of lush gardens and scenery. Guided garden tours provide see more »

Mount Pleasant Meeting House

  • 1009 Philadelphia Pike
  • Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Phone: (302) 761-6952
  • Region: Northern
Take a step back to a simpler time at the Mount Pleasant Meeting House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A restored sanctuary with its original decorative amber windows and walnut see more »

Nanticoke Indian Museum

  • 26673 John J Williams Hwy
  • Millsboro, DE 19966
  • Phone: (302) 945-7022
  • Region: Southern
The museum stores many of the artifacts that give a glimpse into the history of the Nanticoke Indians. Many visitors tour the museum to view the jewelry, pottery, spears, and arrow points used by our see more »

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

  • Alapocas Drive and Route 141
  • Wilmington, DE 19803
  • Phone: (302) 651-6913
  • Region: Northern
Nemours is a 300-acre country estate of the late industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont. The Nemours Mansion and Gardens is a breathtaking piece of architecture with a large reflecting see more »

New Castle Historical Society

  • 2 East Fourth St.
  • New Castle, DE 19720
  • Phone: (302) 322-2794
  • Region: Northern
Make the three museums of the New Castle Historical Society your first stop when you visit Historic New Castle. The town's cobblestones almost ring with the echoes of its diverse past. We'll share see more »

New Castle Presbyterian Church

  • 25 E. Second St
  • New Castle, DE 19720
  • Phone: (302) 328-3279
  • Region: Northern

New Sweden Centre at Kalmar Nyckel

  • 1124 E. 7th St.
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Phone: (302) 429-0464
  • Region: Northern
The New Sweden Centre is an interpretive center for the colonial history of the Delaware Valley, featuring "Hands-On-History" displays of artifacts from the Prehistoric era to the American War for see more »

Nutter D. Marvel Carriage Museum

  • 510 S. Bedford St
  • Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Phone: (302) 855-9660
  • Region: Southern
You will be amazed with the museum's collection of antique carriages as well as the many original, restored buildings on the museum property. The Museum is operated by a volunteer staff, so days, see more »

Old Claymont High School

  • Green Street
  • Claymont, DE 19703
  • Region: Northern
Constructed 1924-25. Also known as the Green Street School. Prominent in United States history as the first public high school in the 17 segregated states to be legally integrated. Marker is at the see more »

Old State House

  • 25 The Green
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 744-5055
  • Region: Central
Found in the state capital of Dover, The Old State House has been a piece of Delaware history since 1791. Being the first permanent capitol building in Central Delaware, The Old State House is a see more »

Old Swedes (Holy Trinity) Church

  • 606 Church St
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Phone: (302) 652-5629
  • Region: Northern
Built in 1698-1699 by the descendents of the Swedish colonists who founded the New Sweden Colony. see more »

Old Town Hall Museum

  • 500 Block Market St
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Phone: (302) 655-7161
  • Region: Northern
Built in 1798, Old Town Hall functioned as the center of political and social activities during the height of Wilmington's mercantile-milling economy. The handsome Federal-style structure housed the see more »

Our Lady Queen of Peace Shrine at Holy Spirit Church

  • 12 Winder Rd
  • New Castle, DE 19720
  • Phone: (302) 654-3232
  • Region: Northern

Parson Thorne Mansion

  • 501 NW Front St.
  • Milford, DE 19963
  • Phone: (302) 422-3115
  • Region: Central
The Parson Thorne Mansion Highlights Milford’s History. If you enjoy touring historic places, studying architecture, or you simply want to learn more about the history of Milford, Delaware, you’ll see more »

Pencader Heritage Museum/Cooch-Dayett Mills

  • 2029 Sunset Lake Rd.
  • Newark, DE 19702
  • Phone: (302) 737-5859
  • Region: Northern
The Pencader Heritage Museum in Newark, Delaware is dedicated to creating an educational environment to learn about the history and culture of Pencader Hundred. Check out the Pencader Heritage see more »

Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation

  • 521 N. West St
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Phone: (302) 655-2500
  • Region: Northern
The Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation was established in 1992 to aid in the restoration and preservation of the Quaker Hill Historic District in Wilmington, Delaware. The Foundation works see more »

Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Museum

  • 511 Rehoboth Ave
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Phone: (302) 227-7310
  • Region: Southern
The Rehoboth Beach Museum in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware was founded in 1975. The Rehoboth Beach Museum Historical Society exhibits artifacts that illustrate the development of the community. see more »

Riverfront Wilmington River Taxi

  • 815 Justison St
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Phone: (302) 530-5069
  • Region: Northern
Cruise the Christina River on the River Taxi. Experience Wilmington’s Riverfront as you have never seen it before. Just sit back, relax and let the captain do the navigating while you experience see more »

Rockwood Park and Mansion

  • 4651 Washington Street Extension
  • Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Phone: (302) 761-4340
  • Region: Northern
Rockwood Park and Mansion in Wilmington, Delaware features and estate that was build in the 1850s that is now a public park featuring a six acre historic garden and a mansion with a museum. Rockwood see more »

Ryves Holt House

  • 218 2nd St
  • Lewes, DE 19958
  • Phone: (302) 645-7670
  • Region: Southern
The Ryves Holt House in Lewes, Delaware is the oldest standing house in Delaware, originally built in 1665. Today the Ryves Holt House is the Lewes Historical Society Visitor Center and Museum Gift see more »

Seaford Fire Museum

  • High St
  • Seaford, DE 19973
  • Phone: (302) 629-9173
  • Region: Southern
The Seaford Fire Museum located in Seaford, Delaware can be found on the 400 block of High Street. It currently houses the two oldest pieces of fire equipment and memorabilia for the department see more »
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