Delaware Agricultural Museum
Delaware Agricultural Museum

Educational Programs for Grades 1 to 3

To schedule a tour, please click on the link at the bottom of this page called "Online Tour Request Form".

Barter & Trade - Outdoors in our 1890's Village

NOT AVAILABLE in January and February.

1st thru 3rd Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student 

Students will travel to specific places within the village and trade their goods and services with the interpreters as they learn about the system of barter and trade, once a very important economic method of rural life. They will design a quilt at the Farmhouse, learn about the Sears & Roebuck catalog and make a purchase in the Schoolhouse, buy or trade for goods at the General Store, get a haircut or tooth pulled at the Barber Shop & purchase a train ticket in the Train Station.

Meets Delaware Standards History 4, Economics 1, 2, 3,

Math 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

Topical Pathways - History, Estimation Measurement and Computation, Mathematical Processes

Then & Now - Indoors

1st thru 3rd Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student 

Experience the main building of the museum and discover how life used to be in the early 1800’s. Explore the oldest log cabin in Delaware, learn about a craft (chair caning, basket weaving, and spinning wool) or old fashioned recess games, milking a mock cow, writing with quill pens and examining artifacts found by sifting through our excavation sand pit. Your students will experience how life was different for early farmers and their families.

Meets Delaware Standards History 1, 2, 3, 4          

Topical Pathways - History, Geography

Village Life - Outdoors in our 1890's Village

NOT AVAILABLE in January and February.

1st thru 3rd Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student 

How does life in an 1890’s village compare with life today? Step back in time with your students and discover life as it used to be. Students will try their hand at washing clothes on a washboard & wringer at the farmhouse, learn the importance of the village blacksmith / wood worker, grind & sift grain in the grist mill, solve a simple math problem using slates & slate pencils in the schoolhouse and put on a skit with song in the church.

Meets Delaware Standards Economics, Geography 3, History 2, 3, 4

Topical Pathways - History, Economics

Form For Tour Availabilitty

To schedule a school program, please click on the link above called "Form For Tour Availability".
Don't Forget! The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village has a gift shop with inexpensive educational souvenirs and toys for your students. Most items are are priced .50¢ - $2.00.

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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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