Delaware Agricultural Museum
Delaware Agricultural Museum

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 500,000 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

A volunteer board of nineteen Trustees governs the Museum. The day-to-day operations of the Museum are handled by a staff and over 300 volunteers. The staff and volunteers oversee a collection of more than 10,000 artifacts, the historic buildings, ten acres of land, and the 30,000 square foot exhibit/administrative building. The staff also produces a creative program of special events, educational programs and constantly changing array of exhibits..

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

  • Contributions (Both Private & Corporate)

  • Private Foundations

  • Local, State, and Federal Government Grants

Where to Find Us:

Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
866 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
 

Daily Hours: 

Tues. to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

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