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

New Arrival  at the Ag Museum!!!  1962 Massey-Ferguson Tractor

See details under the "WHAT's NEW" section of our website

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 the agricultural heritage of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula.   

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

  coop (National Register of Historic Places)

 

• A huge array of antique farm machinery and equipment

 

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

• 1941 Stearman bi-plane 

• The 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     • 19th Century Farmhouse & Outbuildings  

 

        • Johnson & Son Blacksmith & Wheelwright Shop      

 

The artifacts on display in these beautifully preserved buildings tell the story of growth and change in Delaware's rural communities.

VISIT, LULU, OUR CUDDLY POT-BELLIED PIG!

 

Lulu has returned to the Delaware Ag Museum from her winter retreat and is eager to receive visitors -- especially visitors with food!

 

Lulu loves fruits and vegetables, some of her favorites include:  

 

• cucumbers  • beets   • spinach • kale  • green peppers 

• tomatoes  • squash (all varieties) • peaches  • pears  • apples 

• oranges • melons

 

Feel free to bring her some snacks to enjoy during your visit but PLEASE only feed her a few pieces at a time.  As with all pot-bellied pigs, Lulu must watch her weight because her leg joints can fail if she gets too heavy.

 

 

 

 

 

LULU's chic-a-dee friends and neighbors are:  Lucy, Lizzy, Lilly and Licorice

 

Stop by the admissions desk and pick-up a cup of popcorn for their afternoon snack!!!

 

 

 

          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 would have been

        like for their ancestors living in rural America in the late l800’s.        

        Our museum offers several hands-on educational programs that are

        tied to Delaware state standards, strands and grade level expectations. 

 

        Click on the “Educational Programs” link (top of the page) for more    

        information.

     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!

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