Delaware History Museum - features permanent and changing exhibits highlighting Delaware's history and artistic achievements.

Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage - collects, preserves, researches, and presents for public enrichment the history and heritage of Delaware’s African Americans. The Center for African American Heritage is headquartered on the Delaware Historical Society’s Wilmington campus.

Research Library - Collecting and preserving Delaware materials for over 135 years, the Society has a rich and varied collection of books, ephemera, newspapers, serials, maps, manuscripts, and photographs relating to the history of Delaware and its people.  The Society's online catalog includes books, rare books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, manuscripts, and photograph collections.

Read House & Gardens - This National Historic Landmark Federal mansion is surrounded by one-and-a-half acres of formal gardens. Seasonal adornments make the house an enchanting place to visit throughout the year. Our museum gift shop specializes in Delaware gifts, souvenirs, and nostalgic toys.

Old Town Hall - Built in 1798-1800, Old Town Hall functioned as a center of political and social activities in Wilmington's mercantile-milling economy. Today it is owned by the Delaware Historical Society and is used for exhibitions and special events.

Willingtown Square consists of six historic houses relocated into an urban park in 1976. Now used as administrative offices, it also houses the Willingtown Square Gallery, which highlights changing exhibits focusing on the Society's smaller collections.



Periodically, the Delaware Historical Society takes photographs and video of visitors and activities for use in promotional and editorial materials. Upon entering Delaware Historical Society premises, you grant the Delaware Historical Society permission to film and photograph you and your dependents. Further, you grant the Delaware Historical Society all rights to use the photographs and video for educational, promotional, advertising, and other purposes which advance the mission of the Delaware Historical Society. The Delaware Historical Society owns the rights to the photographs and video.

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

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