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.  Included among the many highlights are:

• The Birth of the “Broiler” Industry - Cecile Steele's          16' x 16' chicken house (ca.1923). 

  The 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.

 

Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village

866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901

 

Phone:  (302) 734-1618

Email:  info.damv@verizon.net

Days and Hours of Operation:

Tuesday through Saturday

10am to 3pm

 

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