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

This handsome and imposing John Deere Model "60" 1952 arrived at the Ag Museum on July 8th.  The tractor, owned and restored by Seth Truitt  (Seaford, DE), is on temporary display at the museum courtesy of the First State Antique Tractor Club.  Love tractors?  Wait to you see this one!! 

Look who's home!   


Come by the museum to say hello to Lulu our cuddly pot-bellied pig!  Give her a pat on the head and a belly rub.  And, how's about bringing her a handful of "healthy" snacks!!  She enjoys:   apples, peaches, pears, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, melon (most types) and squash. 


[Lulu does not care for bananas, carrots or celery...]


Permanent Exhibits and Historic Buildings

Patrons - we encourage you to browse the exhibits in our main museum and the buildings in historic 1890's village online before your visit.  This will help you to make the most of your time at the musem. 


Main Exhibit Hall:   witness technological advances made by possible by Delawareans;  the industries they founded, made flourish, and in some cases, lost.  This is the so-called simple life... a life of sharing, back breaking work and invention.  Click here for a preview: Great Hall Exhibits


Loockerman Landing:  illustrates life in a rural Delaware village in the 1890s.   Visit the General Store, whose proprietor has just stepped out; the Farmhouse where the midday meal is being prepared; the School House where lessons have been interrupted for the day; the train station Train Station where the mail has just arrived on the afternoon train and the Church where preparations are already underway for Sunday services.   Afterwards, visit the Blacksmith and Wheel-Wright Shops for horse shoes and wagon wheels; the Mill to pick up flour for bread, and last but not least, the Barbershop for a quick trim and a bit of local gossip!





Temporary Exhibits

                         “GRANDMA’s WASH DAY”   

The exhibit traces the evolution of devices and machines (dating from the mid-1800’s to 1933) that were used to launder clothes and various household items. Museum visitors are invited to travel back in time to the good old days when cutting edge inventions made doing the laundry a breeze.


Many thanks to the following museum volunteers who curated the exhibit:            Maegan Peterman (research and design), Don Boon (machine restoration) and Richie Shehorn (machine restoration).  Special thanks to Dennis Kund for creating the beautiful exhibit panels!


The exhibit is located in the museum Atrium and will be in place until Fall 2019.

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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