Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation


Learn what life was like before the Civil War, why a popular Delaware governor was smuggled to England with a Federal warrant out for his arrest and how the “War of Northern Aggression” changed life forever. Located on Ross Station Road one mile north Seaford.Once the residence of Delaware Governor William Henry Harrison Ross, this spectacular house and its grounds chronicle the state’s pre-Civil War days when the slaveholding Ross family presided over one of southern Delaware’s most extensive agricultural enterprises. Outbuildings include what may be the state’s last surviving Slave Quarter. Located on Ross Station Road one mile north Seaford. Hours of Operation: Saturday & Sunday (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

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  • Hours: Open for tours Saturday 1-4, Fourth Sunday each month 1-4
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