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EAS 2007, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, August 6-10 2007

Fun things to see and do while you're in Delaware

History and Heritage

Air Mobility Command Museum
103 Heritage Road, Dover Air Force Base, Dover, DE 19902
An excellent collection of military aircraft, from a combat veteran C-47 and the first C-141A to the only remaining C-54M modified to haul coal during the Berlin Airlift.

First State Heritage Park
Downtown Dover, DE 19901
Sites linked in Delaware’s historic state capital, including Legislative Hall, Delaware Public Archives, Old State House Museum, Museums Square, Biggs Museum ofAmerican Art, historic churches and other cultural attractions.

John Dickinson Plantation
340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901
Step back in time. Guides in historic clothing interpret the daily lives of the Dickinson family, tenants and slaves. The restored brick mansion and reconstructed outbuilding stand as a memorial to John Dickinson, one of Delaware’s signers of the U.S. Constitution. www.history.delaware.gov/museums/jdp/jdp_main.shtml

Greenbank Mill
500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, De 19808
Experience Delaware in the Early Republic (1790-1830) at this 300-year-old gristmill, textile mill and farm site with heritage sheep. Step into the past and experience the day-to-day lives of the men, women and children of Greenbank.

Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame
Frawley Stadium, Wilmington, DE 19801 - Delaware sports history from Civil War days to the present comes alive through photos, audio and video presentations, artifacts and memorabilia.

Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation
N. Pine Street Ext., Seaford, De 19973
A restored Italian Villa-style structure circa 1859, featuring a three-story entry tower. Once a 1400-acre plantation, it today consists of 20 acres and features eight unique outbuildings, including a log slave quarter and honeymoon cottage.

Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
Featuring 12 beautifully restored historic properties in one ofAmerica’s most historic towns, the Lewes Historical Society presents the fascinating story of maritime adventure and architectural elegance.

Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation
Front Street on the Canal in Lewes, De 19958
A steel lightship built in 1938. In service with the Coast Guard until 1971. Docked in the city of Lewes Harbor since 1972. Restoration began in 2000. All volunteer labor. Come and see our work in progress on one of only 17 remaining lightships.

Arts and Culture

Nanticoke Indian Museum
26673 John J. Williams Hwy.,Millsboro, DE 19966
Rich in history of the Nanticoke people. Displays demonstrate the traditional ways of our tribe, stone artifacts, carvings, pottery, traditional clothing, tools and implements. Houses a large collection of Native American books, photographs and videos. Our gift shop has something for everyone.

Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19903
Visitors enjoy, learn and appreciate beauty that spans media as varied as sculpture and needlework, drawings and ceramics. Throughout the 14 galleries, discover an outstanding legacy of American artistry. Works by such renowned artists as Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Childe Hassam and members of the Peale family.

Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village
866 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, De 19901
Explore Delaware’s rural past and present through exhibits, events and programs. “Loockerman Landing” recreates a 19th century rural village. Events celebrate the rural culture of Delmarva with demonstrations, music and games.

Delaware Art Museum
2302 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, DE 19806
Brand new facility features expanded galleries, magnificent architectural changes, revitalized landscaping and the first sculpture park in the Brandywine Valley.

The Grand Opera House
818 N.Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
A 1,190-seat Victorian opera house meticulously restored to its original grandeur and outfitted to serve Delaware as a performance facility.

Hagley Museum & Library
Rte. 141, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hagley’s stunning riverside landscape reveals a remarkable combination of experiences that illustrate a chapter of American history. The museum depicts home and work life in a 19th century industrial community.

The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Rd., Ardentown, DE 19810
Presenting superb musical theater entertainment and murder mysteries accompanied by delicious buffet dining.

Outdoor Recreation

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center
15411 Abbott’s Pond Rd.,Milford, DE 19963
Short, easy trails through woodlands and meadows. Located across from the public access Abbott’s Pond. Operated by the Delaware Nature Society.

QUEST Fitness and Kayak
17252 N. Village Main Blvd., Lewes, DE 19958
Outdoor fitness programs and kayak tours in the Lewes area. Tours offered include sunrise/sunset, pints and paddles, dolphin count, historic paddle, creek trips, shipwreck tours and private tours. Fitness center offers earth sports and adventure fitness training.

Coastal Kayak & Sailing
Rte. 1 Fenwick Island State Park
Bayside, Dagsboro, DE 19939
Guided kayak eco-tours, kayak rentals, instruction and sailboat rentals. All courses and tours led by American Canoe Association and/or British Canoe Union certified guides and instructors. Tour and rental locations convenient to all Delaware beaches.

Edward H. McCabe Nature Preserve
RD 257, Milton, DE 19968
A 143-acre refuge maintained by the Nature Conservatory along the banks of the Broadkill River. Features native flora and fauna, including rare plants and more than 100 bird species. Several distinct habitats represented, such as upland forest, tidalmarsh and swamp forest. Two mile canoe trail linked to historic Milton.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
2591 Whitehall Neck Rd., Smyrna, DE 19977
Comprised of 15,978 acres, the refuge has one of the largest expanses of nearly unaltered tidal saltmarsh in the mid- Atlantic region.

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
11978 Turtle Pond Road,Milton, DE 19968
Established in 1963 primarily to preserve coastal wetlands as wintering and breeding habitat formigratory waterfowl. Located on the western shore of the Delaware Bay. www.fws.gov/northeast/primehook

Please visit www.visitdelaware.com for more information on these and other attractions in Delaware.

Posted May 2007