History, Historic House, Park
Auburn Heights Preserve encompasses an 1897 Victorian country estate surrounded by 200+ acres of preserved open space. The property was donated to the State of Delaware in 2008 by Thomas C. and Ruth Marshall, the third generation of the Marshall family to live on the property.
Anthropology, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge protects one of the largest remaining expanses of tidal salt marsh in the mid-Atlantic region. The refuge, located along the coast of Delaware, is mostly marsh, but also includes freshwater impoundments and upland habitats that are managed for other wildlife.
Delaware City, Delaware
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Purchased by the Seaford Historical Society in 1976, this rare and complete Victorian Italianate mansion, ca. 1850s, has been lovingly restored and fully furnished. Step into the Governor Ross Mansion, and step back into time. See the only documented log slave quarter in Delaware.
Art, Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
Rockwood is a 150 year old estate that is now a public park featuring a six acre historic garden and a mansion with a museum. Joseph Shipley, a Quaker merchant banker, built Rockwood between 1851 and 1854 to reflect the beauty of an English county estate
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
The Seaford Historical Society was organized in 1972. In 1976 the Society purchased the Governor Ross Mansion along with 12 acres of land and outbuildings. In 1993 they purchased an additional 8 acres of land. In 2001 the old Seaford Post Office was purchased for use as the permanent location of the Seaford Museum. The Seaford Museum opened to the public on June 1, 2003.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Nature Centers, Park, Science
We invite you to visit Winterthur, a great American country estate nestled in the heart of Delaware's beautiful Brandywine Valley, halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C. Winterthur offers a variety of tours, exhibitions, and programs for all ages to enjoy. Discover the museum's magnificent collection of American antiques celebrating the best in style and craftsmanship.