The Delaware Agricultural Museum Association was founded in the mid-1970’s by Delaware farmers and area business people dedicated to preserving First State agricultural history and heritage.
Situated in a 38,000 square foot building, the Delaware Agricultural Museum houses a collection of over 4,000 artifacts featured in a variety of interesting exhibits. Among the many highlights are:
• The Birth of the “Broiler” Industry - Cecile Steele’s 16' x 16' chicken house (ca.1923).
This structure is on the National
Register of Historic Places.
• Swedish design log cabin (ca. 1750) fully restored
• Antique farm machinery, equipment
and tools without equal on the east coast
• 1941 Stearman bi-plane
• Nationally recognized Jehu Camper folk art collection
The museum's village - Loockerman Landing - illustrates daily life in rural Delaware in the late nineteenth century. All of the following historic structures are open to the public:
• Silver Lake Mill • Loockerman Landing Train Station • Mill Lane School
• Reed General Store • Gourley Barbershop • St. Thomas Church
• Carney Farmhouse
• Johnson & Son Blacksmith & Wheelwright Shop
The objects and artifacts on display in these beautifully preserved buildings tell the story of growth and change in Delaware's rural communities.
Look who's home!
Lulu arrived at the museum on Monday, April 22nd fresh from her winter retreat. She can't wait to see you!!!
Please come by the museum to say hello to Lulu, give her a pat on the jowls and a belly rub. And, how's about bringing her a handful of "healthy" snacks!! She enjoys: apples, peaches, pears, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, melon (most types) and squash.
[Lulu does not care for bananas, carrots or celery...]
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday
10am to 3pm
Seniors (65+): $5.00
Youth: (4-17) $3.00
Children under 3: Free
(*With Valid ID)
Group Rates (click on link below)
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
866 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 734-1618
Pet Policy: The museum does not allow pets (other than service animals) inside the museum or on our grounds.
Thank you for your cooperation!