201 Stover Blvd
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 678-8383
Fax: (302) 678-8382
Arts & Museums
The Biggs Museum of America has one of the finest collections of American decorative arts. The special collection features the American paintings on the Delmarva Peninsula, images and sculptors by Hiram Powers and Frank.E.Schoonover. The museum also houses one of the finest silver collections in the country and conducts educational programs for adults and children alike to enlighten and make every visit a delight.
The Johnson Victrola Museum exhibits recordings, trademarks, phonographs, objects and paintings that give us an idea of Johnson Victrola's successful business and the development of the sound-recording industry. This museum is dedicated to one of Delaware's most famous citizens Eldridge Johnson who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company. The museum displays talking machines from the early 19th century and Johnson's memorabilia, which gives us an insight into the fascinating history of the dynamic sound industry.
The Air Mobility Command Museum located in Dover Air Force Base is an ideal place to catch a glimpse of the glorious history of United States in particular. Originally a WW II hangar, this place was restored to exhibit vintage planes, and also provides a deeper understanding of the base's history since 1941. The museum which is a part of the National Museum of United States, offers guided tours for groups of 10 or more and you can also explore the history and enjoy taking photographs. After a tiring tour you can enjoy drinks and candies from the canteen. On the whole this museum gives you a great chance to learn about Dover's Air Force history.
The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village aims at preserving the farming culture and educating the future generations the importance of agriculture. This museum has holds exhibitions and tours for all age groups. They exhibit the use of traditional equipment and rural, agricultural lifestyle. They even have summer camps for kids to learn and enjoy nature.
The Delaware State Police Museum provides extensive information about the history of police in the state. Visitors can learn a great deal about when, where and how the police force was established. The vehicles, uniforms and patches used by the force over the decades are in excellent condition and can be seen on display. There is an amphitheater on the premises where presentations and instructional classes are held regularly. Apart from regular timings, the museum is open every third Saturday. For further details kindly check the museum website.
The Barratt's Chapel and Museum has a research library, that contains a wide record of sermons, memoirs and annual conference records dating from the late eighteenth century to present. It mainly emphasizes on the Methodist history, so anyone interested in Methodist research, genealogy or local church history can come here and get the curator's help in their research. The Barratt's Chapel is one of the oldest historic church buildings in the United States as it's there since 1780. The commission that owns and maintains the chapel today sponsors two major services every year—The Anniversary service and the Christmas Carol service. This Chapel is visited by thousands of people every year.
The Symrna Museum is a tribute to local history where visitors can see local artefacts and learn about Native American history and culture. The museum is located in the town of Symrna. Also on display are ancient dolls, pitchers and other articles of daily use from the surrounding area. The museum also has a store from where visitors can buy souveniors of their trips. Apart from the museum, the town of Symrna is well-known for its friendly and simple people.
The Milford Museum housed in a former post office building, gives us an idea of the history of Milford city and its beginnings on the Mispillion River. The museum has a huge collection of spoons, coins and novelties from a bygone era. Some of the exhibits explain the architecture, early settlements and interesting articrafts. The museum gives you a look at the rich heritage of the city's varied architecture and settlements. The display of the antique doll collection and informative photographs are not to be missed out. Guided tours are available and the in house library explains in detail the rich history of Delaware state.