Delaware Agricultural Museum and 1890's Village
Delaware Agricultural Museum and 1890's Village

Welcome to the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village

The Delaware Agricultural Museum Association was founded in the late 1970’s by a group of Delaware farmers and business people dedicated to preserving First State agricultural history and heritage.   

Situated in a 40,000 square foot building, the Delaware Agricultural Museum houses a collection of over 4,000 artifacts featured in a variety of interesting exhibits.  Some of the many highlights include:

• The Birth of the “Broiler” Industry - Cecile              Steele’s 16' x 16' chicken house (ca.1925). 

  This structure was added to the National       

  Register of  Historic  Places in 1974

 

• Swedish design log cabin (ca. 1750)                     fully restored

 

• Displays of 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.

TEACHERS !!!

SCHEDULE A FIELD TRIP NOW!!!

 

Make history come alive for your students at the Delaware  

Agricultural Museum and Village. 

 

With the help of our knowledgeable interpreters, your students will experience what life was like for their ancestors living in rural America in the late l800’s.        

 

Our museum offers several hands-on educational programs tied to Delaware state standards, strands and grade level expectations. 

 

                     For more information click:   Educational Programs.

     Hours of Operation:

        Tuesday through Saturday

        10am to 3pm

    

    Admission:

        Adults: $7.00

        Seniors (65+): $5.00

        Students: $5.00*

        Military: $6.00*

        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

      email:  info.damv@verizon.net

 

Pet Policy:  We are unable to allow pets, other than service animals,  inside or outside the museum due to liability.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Group Rates
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