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Johnson Victrola Museum

Phase II Reopening FAQ
Self-guided tours of the Johnson Victrola Museum are available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

30 minutes. Please arrive on time because the end of the tour cannot be extended due to the time needed to clean the museum between tours.

Yes, reservations are required. They are free, and available by calling the Old State House at 302-744-5054.

No, reservations are only available over the phone at this time.

Yes, all visitors and staff must properly wear a cloth face covering at all times while at the museum. Everyone must keep a proper distance of at least six feet from everyone in the building that is not a part of their household. Please follow the instructions of museum staff members, especially when entering and exiting the building. Please do not touch anything in the museum unless it is absolutely necessary.

Once you arrive, please wait in the designated visitor area outside the museum. A museum staff member will be outside to greet you five minutes before your scheduled tour time.

Restrooms are not available at the Johnson Victrola Museum. Please use the facilities prior to your arrival.

The tours will be self-guided in accordance with reopening plans issued by Gov. John Carney.

In the interest of everyone’s health and safety, the tour is on the first floor only. A one-way route is marked on the floor to help maintain proper social distancing.

The maximum number of people that can be on a tour is six. All of the people on the tour must be from the same household. Friends or family from other households must make a separate reservation for a different tour time.

We are considering one household to consist of people who have been living together during the lockdown. You do not have to be related to be considered part of the same household. Family members who live in separate locations do not count as one household.

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The museum highlights the life and achievements of Delaware’s native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company and a pioneer in the development of the sound-recording industry.
375 S. New St.
Dover, DE 19904
Contact Information
Phone: (302) 739-3262
Group tour reservations: (302) 739-9194
Hours of Operation - Phase II Reopening
Thursday, Friday & Saturday – Self-guided tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
All days and times by advance registration only
Call 302-744-5054 for a reservation
Free parking is available in our adjacent parking lot.
Disabled Access
The first floor of the museum is accessible to people with disabilities.
Museum Tours
To schedule a tour, please contact the First State Heritage Park Reservation Line at (302) 739-9194. Go to the following for information on group tours for students.
Museum History
More information about the history of the Johnson Victrola Museum, Eldridge Reeves Johnson and Nipper

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