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

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

    

    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:  The museum does not allow pets (other than service animals) inside the museum or on our grounds.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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