Delaware Agricultural Museum and 1890's Village
Delaware Agricultural Museum and 1890's Village
 Logistics and FAQs - Space Rentals


Guest Count:  Your guest count is due 3 days before your event and your set up is due when you sign the rental agreement or no later than 30 days before your event.


Catering: The museum does NOT provide food or beverages. However, you can bring your own food or hire the caterer of your choice. Food is allowed in every room we rent. We do ask that you & your guests be very careful of spills on our carpets. Or you will accrue a $50 carpet cleaning fee


Kitchen Facilities

If you want access to our kitchen there is a flat fee of $50. The kitchen has a refrigerator, freezer, sink, microwave and stove top (no oven use).


Tables / Chairs / Misc. 


  • We have standard 6 foot rectangle banquet tables & brown metal folding chairs to accommodate seating for 128 guests (16 tables & 128 chairs) – free of charge. If you are having more guests you can rent extra tables & chairs or if you prefer round tables, you can rent them from any rental company.


  • We have a small bar available for rent at $25. It's an actual drink bar on wheels that you can serve beverages from behind. It measures 5' Long x 39" High x 17" Deep. We do not supply alcohol OR bartenders.


  • The museum does not furnish table covers or linens.  You will need to purchase disposable table covers or rent linens.




  • If you are going to charge your guests for alcohol, you must have a Gathering Permit. To obtain a permit, contact:


    Office of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner
    Carvel State Office Building
    820 French Street
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    (302) 577-5222


  • You do NOT need a gathering permit if you are not charging for alcohol.



A/V and Internet


A/V set-ups - The museum does not furnish a/v equipment.  You will need to supply your own microphone, speakers, projectors, etc.

WiFi - You will need to bring a "hot spot device" if  you require internet access for your event. 





  • Can I decorate?
    Yes, be as creative as you want. However, helium balloons need to be securely attached to weights. We have high ceilings and if one gets free and starts to fall in the middle of the night it   will set off our security system. No holes, staples or sticky tape on our walls.


  • What does clean up consist of and how long does it usually take?   

        Clean up after your event consists of clearing all tables & the floor of trash

        and decorations. For your convenience, you will be supplied trash cans and

        liners for your event and clean up purposes. We suggest a minimum of 1 hour

        for clean-up. The more decorations you bring, the longer it will take. It will also

        take longer if you did not hire a caterer. If you run past your designated end

        time, there is a $25 fee for every 30 minutes you run over so please recruit

        enough "clean up" helpers.


  • Will my guests be able to tour the museum?
    If your event is during museum business hours (Tues-Sat 10am -3pm), yes, your guests can tour the facility. If you event is after business hours you will only have access to the space you rented.






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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