Seaford Museum
Seaford, DE
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Brief Description: The Seaford Museum, operated by the Seaford Historical Society, is dedicated to preserving and commemorating the history of the town of Seaford, Delaware located on the banks of the Nanticoke River. The museum, located in the former United States Post office, built in 1935, houses over 60 exhibits on the waterside town’s rich history and culture. Exhibits portray Nanticoke Indian life, early agriculture, shipbuilding, the canning industry and much more. Special rotating exhibits are opened on a regular basis. The Historical Society also operates the Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation, the home of the former Governor of Delaware (1851-1855) that has been restored to pre-Civil War elegance.
Location / Directions:

Seaford is at the center of the Delmarva Peninsula Seaford is situated along U.S. Route 13, the main north-south artery running from Wilmington, DE to Norfolk, VA. Located in the southwest portion of the state, its central position on the Delmarva Peninsula (between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean) makes it an important trade center and convenient to both the large cities and seashore resorts.

From US Route 13 take DE-20 West, left at North Front Street, right on to High Street.

Using a network of first-class highways, Seaford is 83 miles from Baltimore, 96 miles from Washington, D.C., 111 miles from Philadelphia, and 200 miles from New York City.

Physical Address: Seaford Museum
203 High Street.
Seaford, DE 19973
Mailing Address: Seaford Museum
203 High Street
Seaford, DE 19973
Phone: (302) 628-9828
Activities: The museum offers guided tours during operating hours for general visitors to learn about the history of the Seaford Area. The museum is involved in the summer Naticoke Riverfest and a summer concert series, Civil War encampments and lectures on various topics are offered throughout the year.

Operating Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, except holidays
Fees: $3 per person at each site, or $5 for both museums. Historical Society members free. Group rates available. Children 12 years of age and under are free accompanied by an adult.
Visitor Facilities: The Seaford Museum is located in the 1935 United States Post Office located near the Nanticoke River. A river walk along the Nanticoke provides easy access to the museum. The Governor Ross Plantation includes the main house, 20 acres and several outbuildings dating back to the mid-1800s.
Accessibility: The Seaford Museum is fully handicapped accessible. There is a free museum parking lot and additional on-street parking.

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