610 Shipley Rd., Wilmington Delaware 19809
Located on Shipley Road, this musuem is a rare example of Rural Gothic architecture. The 72 acre estate contains an 1851 manor house furnished with period decorative arts. Also on the grounds are a conservatory, the gardener's cottage, the carriage house, several outbuildings and six acres of gardens that exemplify fine landscape design. Guides conduct 1 hour tours of the manor house.
Open Daily 10-3 (except major holidays) with tours on the hour.
Admission is free.
Other History nearby:
(Smyrna) Allee House
(Philadelphia) American Swedish Historical Museum
(New Castle) Amstel House
(Somers Point) Atlantic Co Historical Society Library
(Philadelphia) Atwater Kent Museum-Philadelphia History
(Philadelphia) B Free Franklin Post Office & Museum
11/23 Coming to The Wilmington area
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.