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Delaware’s five State museums are now open with self-guided tours that allow visitors to experience the history of the First State while continuing to take all recommended steps to safeguard public health.
In keeping with the Phase II reopening guidance issued by Gov. John Carney in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the five museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs — the John Dickinson Plantation, Johnson Victrola Museum, New Castle Court House Museum, Old State House and Zwaanendael Museum — are now accepting reservations for self-guided tours. Admission is free and open to the public.
Tours will take place at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sundays with the exception of the Johnson Victrola Museum which is closed on Sundays and the John Dickinson Plantation which is open on Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. for outdoor visitation only. Each tour experience will be 30 minutes long to allow for proper cleaning between tour groups according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Reservations are required and are only available by calling the museum that you wish to visit. The health and safety of the division’s visitors and staff is our highest priority. With that in mind, we ask that all visitors follow the following rules and guidelines:
For more information about each museum please click on the links below. If you are ready to make a reservation, please call the museum of your choice.