History

A Surprising Take on The Past

As the nation’s first state, we have deep roots in American history. But you won’t find the typical run-of-the-mill museums in Delaware’s Quaint Villages. Our sites celebrate surprising, exciting and unconventional pieces of history. Here you can learn something unexpected, and get a better sense of where you came from.

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Abbott’s Mill Nature Center

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center

Running of the Mill,Third Saturday of the month 2 – 3:30 pm (Mar – Nov)Feel the water turbine rumble to life as it powers 1800s milling equipment,…

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Step into a piece of this nation's Air Force aviation history. More than 30 aircraft ranging from an open cockpit bi-plane to modern four-engine jet…

Anne Jenkins Art Studio

Anne Jenkins Art Studio

I am self taught & my style is primitive fine art, mostly in an impressionist style. I believe in strong color and vibrancy. My corporate clients include…

Barratt’s Chapel & Musuem

Barratt’s Chapel & Musuem

Constructed in 1780, Barratt's Chapel is a house of worship recognized as "The Cradle of American Methodism." Pioneers Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury met…

Biggs Museum of American Art

Biggs Museum of American Art

Established in 1993, the Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art Museum houses one of the finest collections of American fine and decorative arts.The Biggs…

Bowers Beach Maritime Museum

Bowers Beach Maritime Museum

Open weekends: Memorial Day through Labor Day 2-4 p.m. Physical Location is in Bowers Beach. The museum houses artifacts of Bowers, the Delaware Bay and the…

Camden Friends Meeting

Camden Friends Meeting

Camden Meeting was established in 1795, in Camden just south of Dover, Delaware. The historic meetinghouse was built in 1805. It has been recognized on The…

Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and is a participant in First State Heritage Park at Dover. A self-guided tour of the…

Delaware Public Archives

Delaware Public Archives

The Delaware Public Archives is one of the oldest public archives programs in the country. Created by the General Assembly in 1905, the Archives cut the…

Delaware State Police Museum

Delaware State Police Museum

The Delaware State Police Museum was built for and dedicated to the preservation of the proud history of the Delaware State Police. This history includes…

Delaware State University

Delaware State University

DSU offers a unique blend of past, present and future. Walk through our 356-acre campus and you'll see centuries-old buildings. At the same time, you'll…

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