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Delaware History Museum

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Address: 504 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801-3005
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+1 302-656-0637
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Wed - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

In 2016 the Delaware History Museum reopened after extensive renovation....

In 2016 the Delaware History Museum reopened after extensive renovation.

Come enjoy the exhibition, Delaware: One State, Many Stories! The exhibition is suitable for all ages.

One of the most striking features of the renovation is a two-story glass connector linking the 18th-century Old Town Hall building to the Delaware History Museum and Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. Now fully accessible, Old Town Hall is used for rotating exhibits and education programs.

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great family museum

wonderful museum for chlldren and the familiy: it has great exhibits, and a big outside area where children can run: I highly recommend it for the enitie family

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
danna l
Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful museum for chlldren and the familiy: it has great exhibits, and a big outside area where children can run: I highly recommend it for the enitie family

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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who have not been recently or never been, the Museums has been overhauled over the past year and is totally transformed! The museum and is a gem within the downtown district and covers all facets of history about the First State, promotes Delaware history, its heritage and culture within the community. The Museum could be viewed in 1-2... More 

Thank mgrunza
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

I learned a great deal about Delaware by visiting this museum. A lot of interesting history displayed about our "first state" as well as information on slavery, the Underground Railroad, and various early (pre-1960's) equal rights leaders. Loved it.

Thank Terry0106
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This museum was very informative and included the history of African Americans. They had many photos, videos, and artifacts. The original town hall is attached and you can visit it and feel the original wood floors they've preserved. There's also a historical medical display on the second floor showing early 1900 medical and dental medicines and tools.

Thank thelibradiva
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Exhibition just opened in October 2016. Love the photos and objects on display. The Mitchell Center for African American Heritage is super interesting! So much history never found in text books. Take the kids.

Thank Karen K
Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is for the Genealogist family historian. Good resources and some great older Newspaper files but not for the "Just curious".

1 Thank Edward R
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

A great little museum demonstrating life in Delaware from the 1600's through today. Learn about natives who were here before European settlement. Celebrate the many Delawareans who went on to succeed in politics, social reform and scientific revolution. See how railways and waterways led to economic boon. Celebrate the First State in this well-laid out, conveniently located museum!

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Middletown, Delaware
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

We took our home school group here in September and did two of their programs. The kids loved the hands on experience and the staff was very knowledgable

1 Thank Sherry W
Hockessin, Delaware
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

This hidden gem is great form anyone wanting to learn about history of the area. It has some great exhibits that are not only interesting but educational. Its location also make it a not miss attraction for anyone in the downtown area.

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