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
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.
500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, De 19808
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
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
Arts and Culture
Nanticoke Indian Museum
26673 John J. Williams Hwy.,Millsboro, DE 19966
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
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
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
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
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
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
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Rd., Ardentown, DE 19810
Presenting superb musical theater
entertainment and murder mysteries
accompanied by delicious buffet dining.
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
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-
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.
Please visit www.visitdelaware.com
for more information on these and other
attractions in Delaware.
Posted May 2007