We have one of the best locations near the track for tents, pop-ups, large campers and motor homes. We have a "Historic Village", a collection of historic buildings we have moved to the Museum grounds from all over Delaware. This is a great setting with the woods and Silver Lake behind us. We setup most of our tent camping in the grassy Village area, and around the perimeter of the woods. We park large RV's and campers around our paved areas only, mostly out front. Pop-ups and some campers can go in the village area or on the grass areas directly in front of the Main Museum Building.
We keep our front lobby in the Museum open from 7:30am until 7pm, so that our guests may use our clean indoor restrooms (we do not have showers, sorry). For convenience and after-hours use, there are port-a-johns located in the village area as well as in the front parking lot. Saturday and Sunday morning we usually open earlier, closer to 6am. Quiet hours are from 11pm-6am. We want our guests to have an enjoyable experience and we want them to return for future races. If you prefer the all-night party atmosphere there are other places around Dover that will better suit you. Most of our parkers have been coming for 10+ years. They like to come and have a great time and are very respectful and we want to keep it that way.
There is just about anything you may need within easy walking distance between us and the track; grocery store, restaurants, liquor stores, etc… as well as all the race vendors and activities around the track. There of course is also entertainment inside the Dover Downs hotel and casino. All of it is within a ¼ mile of our grounds, most of it just a few hundred feet across the road. On Sunday morning we usually have a food vendor serve a hot breakfast and lunch on the property. They have great food and reasonable prices. A vendor who sells ice also sets up on our front porch during the race week, so you never have to go far to restock your coolers. Folks get tired of the dust bowl and/or mud pits staying on the lots behind the track, so places like our Museum have become more and more popular. Did I mention that you can see the grand stands from our front door?
As you know, there are RV’s that you drive and Campers that you pull. Because of that we added the free vehicle if you stay the minimum of 3 days. We do have to find an extra space for extra vehicles so we are trying to be fair. We have spaces that are pull through and some that are pull across. Most of our spots for larger RV’s are on asphalt. We have a few spots where we park RV’s/Trailers just off of the hard surface on grass. The city of Dover & the fire marshal have rules & regulations we have to abide by.
If you leave by 10am on Monday, we will not charge you for that day. If you are going to arrive after 10pm, we will check you in the following morning.
We do allow small fires as long as they are contained in some sort of "firepit" and away from our wooden village buildings. If we are in a drought, the fire marshal will NOT allow fires.
We do permit a generator as long as it’s one of the “quieter” ones and you don’t run it all night long, unless it’s needed for a breathing machine. We want to be respectful of the other campers.
We do allow small to medium sized dogs as long as they’re not a "biter" or “barker”. They must be on a leash at all times and of course someone needs to clean up after them. If we get any complaints or have any problems the pet won’t be allowed to come back for future races.
We don’t have electrical or water hookups. However, you can fill your RV water tank for a $20 fee (you MUST have your own hose). You can fill a 5 gallon jug for $5 and you get 1 free refill.
Payment of check, cash or credit card is accepted. Full payment is due the day you arrive as soon as you pull into the Museum. There will be a group of people at the entrance to greet you, collect payment & show you to your space.
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
866 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
Tues. to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
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