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

Educational Programs for Grades 4 to 6


Simple Machines That Work 

Indoors & Outdoors in our 1890's Village

(available March thru December)


4th thru 6th Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student


Simple machines and how they work is the focus of this program. Students try out simple machines as they move through the museum and village. How did farmers use simple machines to make their work easier and more productive? Do we use simple machines in everyday life?  From tractors to trains, interpreters will help students understand how simple machines make the world work.


This program is in the village and the main museum. The village has some unheated buildings so be prepared for the cold.


Correlates to Smithsonian kits – Motion and Design, Simple Machines. Meets Delaware Standards Science 1, 2, 3, History 1, 2 Topical Pathways - Patterns, Relationships and Functions, Force and Motion, History         


Then & Now 

(available year round)


4th thru 6th Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student 


Students learn the many ways in which life was different for farmers and their families over 100 years ago as they explore the exhibits in the main museum and engage in activities under the instruction of our skilled interpretive guides.  Activities focus around the oldest log cabin in Delaware (ca 1750) woodworking, weaving and other artisan crafts from days gone by.  Also included is: "down on the farm" where students learn about the history of the dairy industry in Delaware and learn how to milk a cow.  

Meets Delaware Standards History

Topical Pathways - History, Geography



Rural Economics

 Indoors & Outdoors in our 1890's Village

(available March thru December)


4th thru 6th Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student


Students learn how barter and trade influenced life in rural communities in the past and is still used today including the differences between wants and needs. Activities include the:  1) school house where students use slates & slate pencils to complete math problems to calculate trade value and how to assign a fair price to goods based on a profit margin and 2) general store where students learn to barter for goods with the storekeeper based on goods and services they can offer in exhchange.


Meets Delaware Standards – History 1, 2, 4 Economics 1,2,3,4  Topical Pathways- History, Economics.





Christmas in the Village

                                         (available only in December)


                              4th thru 6th Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student


Enjoy the sights and feeling of a Victorian Christmas in a rural village. Students travel through our 1890's village and learn about rural Christmas customs -- all activities have a seasonal flavor.


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

Topical Pathways - History, Geography

Delaware Standards -Social Studies, English, Science


Program Request Form Grades 4 - 6

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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Museum Days / Hours of Operation:

        Tuesday through Saturday

        10am to 3pm



866 North DuPont Highway 

Dover, DE 19901  


Admission Fees:

        Adults: $7.00

        Seniors (65+): $5.00

        Students: $5.00

        Military: $6.00

        Youth: (4-17) $3.00

        Children under 3: Free    


Phone:  (302) 734-1618





Pet Policy: 

We are sorry, the Ag Museum is not able to allow pets (other than service animals) on our premises.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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