Please check our calendar for Special Events, closings, holiday hours, current exhibitions at all our sites & more - click here!

Administrative Office and Willingtown Square (non-holiday hours)

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(302) 655-7161
505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Delaware History Museum

Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

Old Town Hall

Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(302) 656-0637
504 Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Historical Society Members: Free (click here to join)
Adults (over 18): $6.00
Seniors (65+)/Military/Student (with I.D.): $5.00
Children (3-18): $4.00 (2 & under free)
Admission is waived the first Friday of each month.

Click here for a full Society calendar including the Delaware History Museum.

Read House & Gardens (non-holiday hours)

Wednesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tours on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: CLOSED January - March except by appointment.
(302) 322-8411
42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware 19720

Society Members: Free! Not a member yet?
Join Us! and visit as often as you like!
Adults (over 18) - $7.00
Senior Citizens (over 65), Students (10-21 years old), Military Personnel - $6.00
Under 10 years of age - FREE
Group Tours: please call (302) 295-3284.

Research Library

Please note: The Delaware Historical Society Research Library will be closed through March 1, 2019 for maintenance and special projects. While staff are unable to accept online research requests during this period, researchers can access our online catalog, AskCaesar. For your convenience, the library will remain open at the following times:

Mondays beginning January 28 , 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Saturday, January 19 and Saturday, February  16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thank you for your patience and continued interest in the Delaware Historical Society. Our library staff looks forward to serving you when we resume normal operating hours on Monday, March 4, 2019.


(Click here for Society calendar, including open research Saturdays.)

(302) 655-7161
505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801
No fee for use, but charge for  
photocopies, digital copies, photo reproductions, etc. click here for specifics.


Delaware History Museum   |  Mitchell Center for African American Heritage   |   Old Town Hall   |   Research Library   |   Willingtown Square    |   Read House & Gardens  

(302) 655-7161
505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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The Delaware Historical Society is the statewide, non-profit organization that explores, preserves, shares, and promotes Delaware history, heritage, and culture to strengthen our community.