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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Governor’s Cafe’

Governor’s Cafe’

It is registered as the "Leason House" on the National Historic register, the house was built in 1857, with a tower addition added in 1885.It is located…

Harrington Railroad Museum

Harrington Railroad Museum

The Harrington Railroad Museum has been initiated and maintained by the Harrington Historical Society. Along with memorabilia from the City's colourful…

Historic Belmont Hall

Historic Belmont Hall

Historic Belmont Hall was built in 1773 by Thomas Collins, a Delaware politician. Today the house and grounds are open for events, tours, meetings and weddings.

Historic Sunnybrae Mansion

Historic Sunnybrae Mansion

Beautiful 3 story, 10 bedroom mansion built in 1937 sitting on 90 acres in Milford, DE. Enter the gated tree lined driveway which leads you to Sunnybrae…

John Bell House

John Bell House

The oldest wooden structure on The Green serves as the interpretive center for the First State Heritage Park, where visitors can learn about the history of…

John Dickinson Plantation

John Dickinson Plantation

Welcome to the home of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the U.S. Constitution, and "Penman of the Revolution." We…

Johnson Victrola Museum

Johnson Victrola Museum

The museum highlights the life and achievements of Delaware's native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company and a…

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