Note: In accordance with Gov. Carney’s Phase II plans for reopening the state, the five museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs are open for self-guided tours via reservation only. Go to the following for additional information.

“Welcome! Come see what HCA has to offer.”

Preserving Delaware’s heritage and showcasing the historic legacy of our state are the guiding principles of our agency. Through active historic preservation efforts, engaging educational programs, stimulating exhibits, and superior customer service, the Division is committed to enhancing Delaware’s quality of life by helping people connect with those aspects of our past that have made this state what it is today.

Museums

Victrola Museum

Explore and learn about Delaware history at the five museums of the State of Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs: John Dickinson Plantation, Johnson Victrola Museum, New Castle Court House Museum, The Old State House and Zwaanendael Museum.

Historic Sites

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These historic properties are owned by the State of Delaware, Division of Historical Affairs and are operated by private organizations.

Education

A lesson in hearth cooking at the John Dickinson Plantation

Welcome to the Online Education Center for the Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs! The Education Center contains a wealth of information for students, educators, and the general public. 

Events

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View upcoming events and tours at our museums and historic sites. 

Exhibits

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A list of current exhibits on display at Historical and Cultural Affair museums and historic sites and online exhibits.

Historic Landmarks

New Castle County Court House

This designation, determined by the U.S. secretary of the interior, recognizes certain historic places for their exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. 

Self Guided & Digital Tours

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Self guided and Digital Tours of locations in Delaware.

Collections

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Administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits (C.A.R.E) Team, the Collections Program preserves, and holds in public trust, a record of Delaware’s heritage by acquiring objects made in Delaware or used by Delawareans throughout history.

FAQs

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Frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers.