I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. It
many pleasant childhood memories of my days on the farm back in east-central Alabama. The museum
has come a long way in preserving and documenting local farm life. I look forward to returning to the
museum when I am back in the area.
The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village is dedicated to preserving the agricultural heritage of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula. The Museum opened its doors to the public in August 1980. A main exhibit building and fifteen historic structures associated with a nineteenth century farming community bring the fascinating story of agriculture to life. More than 4,000 artifacts are displayed in the main exhibit building - from butter churns to threshers, from an eighteenth century log house to the first broiler chicken house.
The artifacts convey the story of technological growth and change in Delaware and Delmarva's agricultural industries and farm home life through permanent and temporary exhibitions.
The historic buildings are: Carney Farmhouse, Johnson Blacksmith & Wheelwright Shop, Mill Lane School House, Reed's General Store, Gourley Barbershop, St. Thomas Church, Loockerman Landing Train Station
Since its opening, more than 500,000 visitors have toured the Museum and learned about Delaware and Delmarva's agricultural history through long-term exhibitions focusing on grain harvesting, the evolution of the tractor, and the poultry, produce, and dairy industries.
Tue to Sat 10a.m. - 3p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
866 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901