Summer Camp Programs

The Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center for African American Heritage are offering entertaining educational programs for summer campers.  Groups are invited to choose from three different programs with distinct historical themes.

    African American Heritage Games      

This program provides campers with an opportunity to learn about West African and African American cultural heritage through playing a variety of fun games and hands-on activities.  Campers will also enjoy the storytelling traditions of West African and African American folktales.

    Childhood in the 1900s      

Through storytelling and hands-on activities, campers will travel back in time to discover what daily life was like for children in Delaware during the early 20th century.

    Ahoy Matey! Pirates on the Delaware      

Discover the pirates who roamed the Delaware coast searching for treasure and adventure. Using objects and costumes from our teaching collection to act out the story of a pirate who visited Delaware during the 1700s, campers learn the secrets of how pirates really lived!


  • Reservations can be made by contacting Angela Winand at, or by calling (302) 295-2401.
  • Each program is approximately 90 minutes in length. Programs are available Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Pricing: $3.00 per program, per child.
  • Campers should make arrangements to provide their own lunches and snacks, as well as providing one chaperone (16+ years of age) for every 8 children.
  • Upon confirmation, your group will be provided with an information packet including directions for reaching the museum and parking, and guidelines for chaperones supervising campers in the museum
  • Summer camp groups are also invited to experience educational programs at our Read House and Gardens site.

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.