There are times when travelers feel the need to get out and about but would prefer to have somewhere snug and cozy to go. That’s especially true in winter, a season when Delaware’s museums become ideal destinations for a weekend getaway. Whether you discover galleries full of rare art or hangars stuffed with sleek airplanes, Delaware’s museums have what it takes to make the season a little brighter. 


Rockwood Museum

Johnson Victrola Museum

Zwaanendael Museum

Biggs Museum of American Art

Treasures of the Sea Museum

Kids explore at Delaware Museum of Nature and Science


Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington 
There’s still time to catch two amazing exhibits: One introduces us to some “forgotten” Pre-Raphaelite artists (through Feb. 5), and another examines the artistic “power couple” of Arts and Crafts pottery maker William De Morgan and Pre-Raphaelite painter Evelyn De Morgan (through Feb. 19). 

Delaware Children’s Museum, Wilmington
What better way to keep the young ones occupied than an excursion through this activity-filled wonderland, conveniently located on Wilmington’s Riverfront. 

Delaware History Museum/Mitchell Center, Wilmington 
This history museum looks deep into Delaware’s past, putting a special focus on the many African Americans who contributed to Delaware’s history, heritage, and culture. 

Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, Centreville 
Kids will love this: The entire museum has been refreshed and updated with more hands-on experiences and a brighter, more appealing vibe. 

Hagley Museum, Wilmington 
A new exhibit on U.S. patent models adds unique charm to this well-preserved riverside mill where visitors can discover how the DuPont Co. began on the banks of the Brandywine River. 

Rockwood Park & Museum, Wilmington 
From paranormal excursions to candlelight tours, there’s always something fun happening at this charming 1851 mansion. 


Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover 
The legacy of Dover Air Force Base is told in the most compelling way possible: With actual aircraft from our nation’s proud military past. 

Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover 
Spend the day exploring historic Downtown Dover before visiting one of the finest collections of American fine and decorative arts. If you visit before February 20, be sure to explore the Art Deco Glass exhibition

Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Dover 
Here’s your chance to see the fascinating story of Delaware’s farms and farmers – you'll even get to stroll through “Loockerman Landing,” a re-creation of life in a rural Delaware village.  

Johnson Victrola Museum, Dover 
Did you know that a Delawarean pioneered the development of the sound-recording industry? You’ll discover that and more at this unique museum devoted to the history of the Victor Talking Machine Company. 


Lewes History Museum/Children's Discovery Center, Lewes 
Lewes is loved for its restaurants and shopping, but there’s another side to this charming town, one that’s filled with maritime history and fascinating characters. 

Nanticoke Indian Museum, Millsboro 
The story of Delaware’s Native American community is lovingly told in this museum, which features rare artifacts passed down from the tribe's Elders. 

Treasures of the Sea, Georgetown 
Here’s your chance to see priceless artifacts salvaged from the Atocha, a ship wrecked in 1622 and found by treasure hunters 260 years later. 

Zwaanendael Museum, Lewes 
This museum named after Delaware’s first European colony is a great place to discover the Lewes area’s maritime, military and social history.