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

The Delaware Agricultural Museum Association was formed by a group of people dedicated to preserving the agricultural heritage of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula. The Museum opened its doors to the public in August 1980. A main exhibit building and fifteen historic structures associated with a nineteenth century farming community bring the fascinating story of agriculture to life. More than 4,000 artifacts are displayed in the main exhibit building - from butter churns to threshers, from an eighteenth century log house to the first broiler chicken house.

The artifacts convey the story of technological growth and change in Delaware and Delmarva's agricultural industries and farm home life through permanent and temporary exhibitions.

The historic buildings:

  • Carney Farmhouse

  • Johnson Blacksmith & Wheelwright Shop

  • Mill Lane School House

  • Reed's General Store

  • Gourley Barbershop

  • St. Thomas Church

  • Loockerman Landing Train Station

Since its opening, more than 1,000,000 visitors have toured the Museum and learned about Delaware and Delmarva's agricultural history through long-term exhibitions focusing on grain harvesting, the evolution of the tractor, and the poultry, produce, and dairy industries

Temporary exhibits offer insights into other facets of rural life. In addition, the Museum hosts a number of annual special events which highlight the activities of nineteenth century farmers.


The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, a private, non-profit educational organization, is supported by:


  • Admission Fees

  • Annual Membership Dues

  • Annual Contributions (Both Private & Corporate)

  • Private Foundations

  • Local, State, and Federal Government Grants

  • Rentals

  • Fundraisers

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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