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.  Many patrons return to the Museum year after year, bringing with them family and friends who, upon touring our exhibit halls and 1890's Village, gain a new found appreciation for First State agricultural history and rural heritage.  

                    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

Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village

866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901


Phone:  (302) 734-1618


Days and Hours of Operation:

Tuesday through Saturday

10am to 3pm


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