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Division museums add Thursday operating hours

Visitation guidelines in keeping with Gov. Carney’s Phase II reopening of the state.

Division museums resume standard hours

Resumption of hours in keeping with Gov. John Carney’s lifting of the COVID-19 state of emergency on July 13, 2021.

Division now offering tours of the hull of the DeBraak, a shipwrecked 18th-century British warship

Tours taking place through Sept. 26, 2019.

Division-sponsored programs in May 2022

Day-long events and festivals among activities offered.

Division’s redesigned e-newsletter coming in June

Renamed Saving Delaware History, the revamped publication will reach e-mail boxes on June 1, 2021.

Exhibits and Displays

Three Forts, One Community Exhibit highlights the cultural and social impacts the Swedish, Dutch and English settlements had on the present day town of New Castle. Also highlighted is the trade and relationships they had with the local Lenni Lenape tribes including an interactive table with popular trade goods such as beaver fur. The Path […]

Flight to Freedom: Emeline’s Story – Begin the Journey

History at the beach—the Women’s Christian Temperance Union Fountain

Rehoboth Beach landmark was built in 1929.

History was made here: The Dover Green

Town commons served as a central meeting place for over 200 years.

Information: New Castle Court House Museum

Located in the historic district of the City of New Castle is the New Castle Court House Museum. Administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, it is one of the oldest courthouses in the United States and is a registered National Historic Landmark Site. The original 1732 court is built over the remains […]

John Dickinson Plantation Exhibits and Displays

Welcome Center Five Stories: The People and Families of the Plantation “Five Stories” explores the lives of a wide variety of people who lived in the late-18th- to early-19th-centuries on the plantation of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the U.S. Constitution and “Penman of the Revolution.” Panels […]

Johnson Victrola Museum reopens second floor; adds displays

Gallery had been closed since June 2020.

Museums of the State of Delaware to shift to winter schedules

Wednesday visitation to be added, tours expanded to 45 minutes.

New Castle Court House Museum featured in ‘Before They Were States’ podcast

Podcast explores the history of the American states before they joined the union.


Saving Delaware History, the newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, is a digest of history- and preservation-related articles, calendar of events and related press coverage. Distilled from content published in the division’s blog, social media, webpage and press releases, the newsletter is designed to stimulate public interest in the division’s museums, […]

Our Museums

Administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the five museums of the State of Delaware tell the story of the First State’s contributions to the history and culture of the United States. Through tours, exhibits and special programs, the museums shine a spotlight on Delaware’s unique history and the diverse people who came […]