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Lums Pond State Park - Bear
Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
Fort Delaware State Park - Delaware City
Fort Delaware is one of Delaware's first state parks, created in 1951. On the National Register of Historic Places, the Union fortress dates back to 1859, and once served as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war. It was originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia. The State of Delaware acquired the Fort from the Federal Government in 1947.
Fort Dupont and the Port Penn Interpretive Center - Delaware City
Named for Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont, the Fort was actively used as a military base from the Civil War through World War II. The Center offers displays and programs which explain the folk life of the historic wetland communities along the shores of the Delaware. Self-guided walking tours are available featuring the historic homes of Port Penn, as well as the scenic marshlands surrounding the town.
Fort Delaware Society - Delaware City
Most remembered as a Civil War prison camp, Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island served as a guardian of the Delaware River from the War of 1812 through World War II. The Society operates the Fort Delaware Museum, the Sutler Shop, and the W. Emerson Wilson Research Library;
First State Heritage Park at Dover - Dover
The state's first "park without boundaries" links historical and cultural sites in the capital city of Dover. While the major park sites are open throughout the week, visitors are especially encouraged to sample Dover’s rich history on the first Saturday of each month. Highlighted by guided tours of Legislative Hall, the park sites are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with special programs at each site developed every month
Museums of Greater Dover - Dover
The eleven nationally recognized museums and public sites nestled throughout the Capitol of the First State offer a glimpse into hundreds of years of history. Enjoy a tour experience with something for every one. From the Native Americans who first inhabited the region to the Colonial Founders, from Victorian to modern, from art to airplanes, the Museums will charm, enthrall, entice and thrill you. Join us now for a virtual tour of Dover 's cultural sites and then come in person. We're waiting to welcome you
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Johnson Victrola Museum - Dover
The Johnson Victrola Museum is a tribute to Delaware's native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Exhibits include phonographs, recordings, memorabilia, trademarks, objects, and paintings that highlight Mr. Johnson's successful business enterprises and chronicle the development of the sound-recording industry.
Air Mobility Command Museum - Dover
The only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history! The AMC Museum is one of the rare aviation museums that allows visitors an inside look at some of its aircraft. For visitor safety, the aircraft parked outside may be closed due to weather or tour guide availability. If aviation history is your thing, see several "First, Last or Only" aircraft from jet fighters to a WWII bomber complete with authentic nose art. Experience what it's like to fly a giant airplane—take a seat in one of our flight simulators. Junior aviators can "pilot" a mini-airplane to have their picture taken by mom and dad. It's all free from movies to guided tours.
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village - Dover
For the child who believes milk comes from the grocery store instead of a cow, for the woman who remembers using a cornsheller on her grandmother's farm, the family who takes twentieth century technological advances and the farmer for granted, the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village offers a memorable and educational experience. By preserving the quickly fading agricultural heritage of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula, the Museum stands as an important legacy for future generations.
Delaware Archaeology Museum - Dover
Welcome to the Delaware Archaeology Museum, which highlights more than 11,000 years of human habitation in the state of Delaware from the original Native American residents, through the period of European colonization, to the present day. Exhibited artifacts range from arrowheads, ceramics, and other stone and bone tools, to glass and personal objects used in Delaware during the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
Biggs Museum of American Art - Dover
The Biggs Museum of American Art is dedicated to developing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of fine and decorative arts and their impact on our culture, and to the enrichment of our cultural lives by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the fine and decorative arts for a diverse audience.
Killens Pond State Park - Felton
Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killens Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County. The park's centerpiece is the 66-acre millpond which features boating and fishing. The all new Killens Pond Water Park offers resort entertainment in a serene, natural setting.
Killens Pond Water Park - Felton
Located at Killens Pond State Park, Killens Pond Water Park is a summer fun experience for the whole family. Gently sloping from ground level, the innovatively-designed pool's zero-depth entrance provides easy access to the water. Three lap lanes give serious swimmers more than enough room to find their stroke. From the Mushroom Fountain to the adventure-filled Floating Lily Pad Fun Walk, the pool's exciting interactive water features give visitors of all ages plenty of reasons to head for the park.
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum - Fenwick Island
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is an ever-changing exhibit that expands and diversifies with the acquisitions of new artifacts as they are recovered. Our collection of shipwreck and recovered artifacts is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic and contains shipwreck artifacts both regional and worldwide. Our current location houses about 10,000 artifacts at all times, while the other 80% are rotated throughout museum exhibits around the world. Our long-range goal is to expand our facilities to exhibit the entire collection at one location.
Marvel Carriage Museum - Georgetown
You will be amazed with the museum's collection of antique carriages as well as the many original, restored buildings on the museum property.
Harrington Historical Society Museum - Harrington
Collection of memorabilia of Harrington. The railroad complex is located on Hanley St. and includes the railroad tower, caboose and watchman's hut. Large groups require 24 hour notification.
Ashland Nature Center - Hockessin
Programs for ages 18 months through 18 years, adults and families are offered year round at Ashland Nature Center and our nearby preserves, including Coverdale Farm. The week-long summer programs for youngsters are especially popular; registration begins in January and many programs fill quickly. From June through September, a Butterfly House provides close-up observations of butterflies in stages from eggs to adults. Several very successful community events are held annually: Native Plant Sale (1st weekend in May) and Harvest Moon Festival (1st weekend in October). Each year, thousands of school children come for field trips and overnight programs in our lodge and University of Delaware accredited courses are offered for teachers during the summer.
Barratt's Chapel - Kent County
Barratt's Chapel is the oldest surviving church building in the United States built by and for Methodists. The Chapel as it appears from the outside today looks very much the way it did when Coke and Asbury met there. Inside the Chapel has undergone several renovations. The present appearance dates from 1842.
Trap PondState Park - Laurel
Delaware's Cypress Swamp: Freshwater wetlands once covered a large portion of southwestern Sussex County. Trap Pond State Park retains a part of the swamp's original beauty and mystery, and features the northernmost natural stand of bald cypress trees in the United States.
Cape Henlopen State Park - Lewes
Cape Henlopen's beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy ocean swimming and sunbathing. Includes Seaside Nature Center and Biden Environmental Training Center. The Seaside Nature Center offers environmental education programs and recreational activities year-round, and is a good place to stop for park information. Marine aquariums and displays there let visitors meet ocean creatures face to face. An auditorium for audio-visual programs and gift shop complete the attractions at this popular facility.
Lewes Historical Society - Lewes
From Captain Kidd and the eternal rhythms of the tides to the salty courage of the Delaware pilots and the nationally-recognized architecture of our historic district - Lewes' past is colorful, unique and proud. The ancient beam of old Cape Henlopen Light still haunts the local seas and local imaginations in "Delaware's Saltiest Town."
Abbott's Mill Nature Center - Milford
Features: Nature education programs year-round for ages 18 months-18 years, adults and families, Programs for school classes and public groups, Short, easy walking trails through fields, pine woods and along a stream including the Lindale Tract and Marvel Saltmarsh, A historic grist mill, Tours conducted during programs and Autumn at Abbott's Mill Festival, summer, week-long programs for youngsters and in mid-October, the Autumn at Abbott's Mill Festival
Read House & Garden - New Castle
Built in 1801 by the son of one of Delaware's signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Read House exhibits the height of Federal grandeur.
New Castle Historical Society - New Castle
The New Castle Historical Society's three historic houses: the Amstel House, Dutch House and Old Library Museum are open to the public for group and individual tours. The Historical Society is also involved in educating the public about the history of New Castle and in disseminating information through exhibits, programs, lectures, publications and resource materials.
White Clay Creek State Park - Newark
The lush greenery and sparkling streams of White Clay Creek State Park offer a refreshing change of pace from the encroaching urban development of New Castle County. Whether it's an activity at the Carpenter Recreation Area, a retreat into the pristine White Clay Creek Preserve, a hike along the peaceful trails of Possum Hill, or just a few hours of fishing in the creek, visitors of all ages will enjoy the natural beauty of the White Clay Valley.
Iron Hill Museum - Newark
The Iron Hill Museum, operated by the Delaware Academy of Science, is the primary educational resource for the study of human and natural history of the Iron Hill region. Its programs, collections, and library interpret the relationships between the people and the land.
Historic Odessa - Odessa
Known in the 18th-century as Cantwell’s Bridge, Odessa played a vital role in commercial life along the Delaware River as a busy grain shipping port. Today, you can stroll along tree-lined streets and admire examples of 18th and 19th century architecture. Chief among these are the five properties that make up the Historic Houses of Odessa.
Delaware Seashore State Park - Rehoboth Beach
Water, water everywhere describes Delaware Seashore State Park. Bounded on the east by the mighty Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay, the 5193-acre park is a beach-goer's delight.
Holts Landing State Park - Rehoboth Beach
Holts Landing is an undiscovered facet of the Diamond State's park system. The 203-acres area contains a variety of beautiful landscapes, from bay shore beach to grassy fields and hardwood forests.
Fenwick Island State Park - Rehoboth Beach
Situated between the popular resort towns of Bethany Beach to the north and Fenwick Island and Ocean City to the south, Fenwick Island State Park is a relaxing escape from the summer crowds. This three-mile stretch of barrier island is a playground of sand, surf, and sun along Delaware's Atlantic coast.
Funland - Rehoboth Beach
Funland is a family amusement center located on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The park offers great entertainment for the whole family, featuring 18 rides, 13 midway games, an electronic shooting gallery, redemption games and redemption center, and an arcade with video and pinball machines.
Midway Speedway - Rehoboth Beach
Midway Speedway, your place to race, offers four different family tracks, and three tracks designed especially for the kids. The fun and excitement at Midway Speedway doesn't stop at the tracks. Right behind the tracks is White Water Mountain, which features 3 flumes for inner tubing at it's best, an arcade, snack bar, kiddie pool, and a large sunbathing deck.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge - Smyrna
Bombay Hook was established in 1937 and is a refuge and breeding ground for migrating birds and other wildlife.
BellevueState Park - Wilmington
Bellevue Hall mansion commands a grand view of this historic estate, and its present form reflects alterations made by William duPont, Jr. Mr. duPont surrounded his home with the finest facilities: tennis courts, equestrian stables, gardens, and a picturesque pond, amid woodlands and fields overlooking the Delaware River. Originally acquired by the State of Delaware in 1976, the park now covers 328 acres.
Fox Point State Park - Wilmington
The Delaware River has long been a working river and Fox Point State Park provides front row seats for watching the river at work. With the shipping channel a scant hundred yards away, the view of the tugs and tankers will truly be up close and personal. In addition, the park features interpretive displays describing the functions of the various watercraft plying the river.
Wilmington State Parks - Wilmington
Welcome to Wilmington State Parks. Centrally located in the City of Wilmington, this cluster of parks offers opportunities for recreation, education, and sports and community events. Connected by trails, these parks are the perfect place to relax, hike, picnic, or just enjoy the beauty of the famous Brandywine River. The main areas of Wilmington State Parks are: Brandywine Park, Rockford Park, H. Fletcher Brown Park, and Alopocas Woods Natural Area
Brandywine CreekState Park - Wilmington
This 933-acre park is divided by grey stone walls built of local stone in the late 1800's. At that time the property was a dairy farm owned by the du Pont family. This unique area became a state park in 1965, one of the first parks in the nation to be purchased with Land and Water Conservation Funds.
Brandywine Zoo - Wilmington
Planned learning activities at the Brandywine Zoo are numerous and available for all ages. Our mission is to enhance and enrich people's understanding and respect of the complex relationships among all living things and inspire wildlife conservation.
Delaware Museum of Natural History - Wilmington
The Delaware Museum of Natural History opened its doors in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. Encounter life-sized dinosaurs, look beneath the seas, come face-to-face with a jaguar, marvel at the diversity of birds and shells from around the world... These and many other discoveries await you at the Delaware Museum of Natural History!
Rockwood Center Park Museum - Wilmington
New Castle County’s Rockwood Park is the ideal place to learn about history and nature for your students from K-6. Each tour is designed to meet Delaware’s educational standards. In the Rockwood Museum you will find the rooms restored to the way they looked in 1895, the Gilded Age of the Victorian Era. The Museum reflects the way the Bringhurst Family, descendants of Shipley, lived in their early years at Rockwood.
Delaware History Center - Wilmington
The Delaware History Center dominates the 500 block of Market Street Mall in downtown Wilmington and is composed of the Delaware History Museum, Old Town Hall, Willingtown Square, and HSD's research library.
Hagley Museum and Library - Wilmington
Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Hagley houses an important collection of manuscripts, photographs, books, and pamphlets documenting the history of American business and technology.
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts - Wilmington
The DCCA, a non-collecting museum, currently presents nearly 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists. In addition to the exhibitions, DCCA commits to educational and community outreach through various programs, such as Artist Residencies with underserved community groups and Contemporary Connections, a model program that fuses art with schools’ core curriculum, offering fresh new ways to teach subjects such as math and science.
Delaware Art Museum - Wilmington
The Delaware Art Museum regularly presents ,major traveling exhibitions, offering the community an opportunity to become familiar with a variety of artists and artistic movements. The Museum also displays smaller exhibitions, often assembled from its permanent collection, to complement shows or bring select works to light.
Delaware Children’s Museum - Wilmington
Opening in 2009, The Delaware Children’s Museum will be a place that empowers kids of all ages, abilities, learning styles and backgrounds; a place for school and other special groups to engage in science-focused, inquiry based exploration and learning. The Museum will be a place that opens up a world of possibilities with always something new to discover – all in the spirit of imagination and adventure.
Wilmington & Western Railroad - Wilmington
From the Conductor's "All Aboard" to the clang of the locomotive's bell, the Wilmington & Western presents real railroading from an earlier era. Join us for a journey back in time for family fun, romantic evenings, holiday celebrations and over 140 years of living railroading history.
Delaware Children's Theatre - Wilmington
Entertaining audiences of all ages for thirty-five seasons. In that time, it has grown to meet the needs of the community it serves. The DCT mission and goals have remained constant: to enrich our Children's cultural life, to help young talent find its way to the stage, to continue a tradition of affordable quality theatre, to entertain families with exceptional theatrical experiences, and to preserve our Historic TheatreHouse for generations to come.
Hagley Museum and Library - Wilmington
At Hagley's new exhibit in Eleutherian Mills, visitors can browse through decorative and fine arts, furnishings, and souvenirs collected by Naval Captain S. F. Du Pont from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and India.
Delaware History Museum - Wilmington
The Delaware History Museum, located in a renovated art-deco Woolworth store, features three galleries of changing interactive exhibits on Delaware history, including displays of rare items of everyday life, costumes, children's toys, regional decorative arts, and paintings. A nine-foot-tall folk-art statue of George Washington greets you at the door of the large gift shop specializing in Delaware handcrafted items, and souvenirs.
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate - Winterthur
A visit to Winterthur will immerse you in another time and place. Rediscover America's heritage through its unparalleled collections of antiques and Americana. Venture out over the fields and farmland to learn about the workings of a great American country estate. Wander through the breathtaking beauty of the 60-acre naturalistic Winterthur Garden. Youngsters (and the young-at-heart) will wonder at the magic of Winterthur's famous fairy-tale children's garden, Enchanted WoodsTM, and enjoy hands-on learning in the Touch-It Room. Researchers will find a wealth of resources awaiting them in the Winterthur Library.