Biggs Museum

Our Favorite Quaint Village Museums

To celebrate Delaware’s tricentennial — we’re rounding up our three favorite museums in Kent County. With extraordinary collections and breathtaking exhibits, the museums of Delaware’s Quaint Villages cannot be missed! Delight in everything from historic artifacts depicting everyday life in America in the 18th century, to modern art and robust histories of American aviation.

AMC Musuem

Air Mobility Command Museum

Military and aviation enthusiasts will fall in love with the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Museum! It’s the only museum in the world dedicated to airlift and air refueling history, and a critical piece of our nation’s imprint on the world. Marvel at the miracle of human flight, as you admire more than 30 aircrafts — helicopters, bombers, cargo haulers, and even a presidential airplane! The AMC Museum is adjacent to the Dover Air Force Base, and is chockfull of aviation fun: explore simulators, climb into a control tower, and explore exhibits. This impressive museum can’t be missed: We especially recommend Open Cockpit Day (every third Saturday, March through November), where visitors enjoy full access to many of the aircrafts, complete with knowledgeable tour guides — many of whom are retired crew members. Free admission, open Tuesday through Sunday — click here to learn more and plan your trip.


Milford Museum

Housed in the original Post Office in downtown Milford, the Milford Museum was established in 1983, and is dedicated to depicting the cultural history of Milford. Meander through Milford Museum, and you’ll find objects from 1700s to the present: from shipbuilding to local businesses, historic doll collections to Victorian silverware. Don’t miss the history of early Milford baseball — a nostalgic peek into the early history of this quaint village. Discover Milford Museum here, and get ready to delight in this small town’s history.


Biggs Museum of American Art

Founded in 1993, this museum was created to showcase the personal art collection of native Delawarean Sewell C. Biggs, a lifelong appreciators of architecture, American and regional arts, and modern art patronage. In the Biggs Museum, you’ll find some of the finest Delaware-made furniture, silver collection, and representational art. The museum’s 25 galleries progress through the evolution of mid-Atlantic fashion — from the 1700s to present day! Biggs Museum houses a truly stunning collection of painting, sculpture and more, from the Early Baroque Period to Contemporary Art. Plus, with seasonal and rotating exhibits, there’s always something new to see. Learn more about Biggs Museum here, and don’t miss this important collection of Delawarean history and art.  

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