Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site

Site is closed to the public, except for registered tour participants.

A view of the entire Cooch Homestead and surrounding landscape. A road runs along the right. The house and outbuildings are in the center, and farm fields to the left. The Christina River runs from the left to right above the buildings. The houses are bordered by trees and agricultural fields.
Aerial image of the Cooch Homestead. Photo by Bruce Burk.

The Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site includes the Cooch Homestead and Cooch-Dayett Mill complex. The site is currently transitioning from private ownership to public site, undergoing necessary preservation and renovation. The location of Delaware’s only Revolutionary War era land battle, the site’s history covers centuries. Stories include: agricultural use, industry, the experiences of Black families both free and enslaved, and the Cooch family who lived on the property for 7 generations.

Visitor Information


The site is closed to the public, except for free programs available with registration.

Hours of Operation

Accessible with a reservation on a scheduled tour. Groups (8 or more) interested in touring the site can schedule a private tour by calling (302) 731-5780 or emailing


Tours last one hour and take place entirely outside. They are limited to 20 participants and reservations are required. Please visit our tour reservation page to learn more.


Limited parking is available on site.


Only the grounds are available, during scheduled tours. Currently there is no access to the historic house or mill.

Friends of Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site

The Friends of Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site is a non-profit organization focused on preserving the built and natural features of the Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site and on promoting public access to them. To learn more please visit their website.

Museum Gallery

A view of the homestead, facing the farmland. From left to right: The carriage house in the foreground, with the granary in the background, the chicken house in the foreground with the shed in the background, the icehouse and the back of the main house.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tours are available on a monthly basis. To see what tours are available and to reserve space please visit our tour reservation page.

No, masks are not required when visiting the site.

Yes, please visit our tour reservation page or email us at to make your reservation.

Please follow the directions you receive when you reserve your tour.

Restrooms are not available at this time. Please use the facilities before you arrive.


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