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

About Us

The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village has welcomed over 500,000 visitors since its grand opening nearly 40 years ago.  


It's the year 2020 (!) and, as a forward looking organization, the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village is actively engaged in initiatives promoting growth and sustainability that will propel us beyond the boundaries of a "traditional" museum.  Stop in and see what we are all about!!

                    Inside the Museum

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.  Included among the many highlights are:

The Birth of the “Broiler” Industry

Cecile Steele's  16' x 16' chicken house (ca. 1923) National Register of Historic Places

A collection of antique farm machinery, equipment

and tools without equal on the east coast 

The nationally recognized Jehu Camper folk art collection 

                            1890's Village

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 and 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.

Click Exhibits & Features for more information


Museum Days / Hours of Operation:

        Tuesday through Saturday

        10am to 3pm



866 North DuPont Highway 

Dover, DE 19901  


Admission Fees:

        Adults: $7.00

        Seniors (65+): $5.00

        Students: $5.00

        Military: $6.00

        Youth: (4-17) $3.00

        Children under 3: Free    


Phone:  (302) 734-1618





Pet Policy: 

We are sorry, the Ag Museum is not able to allow pets (other than service animals) on our premises.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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