Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to the Delaware Historical Society today!

Page through to see information about visiting the Delaware History Museum, Read House & Gardens, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, the Research Library, Old Town Hall, and Willingtown Square.

Delaware History Museum

504 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

(302) 656-0637

Tours by appointment only

Wednesday–Sunday
| 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

COVID Information

Members: FREE
Adults (over 18): $8
Seniors (65+)/Military: $7
Children/Students/Teachers: FREE

FREE Admission the first Friday of every month

Read House & Gardens

42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware 19720

(302) 322-8411

Open by Tour

Garden Hours
Dawn until Dusk

COVID Information

Adults (over 18): $8
Members: FREE
Seniors (65+): $7
ACCESS Cardholders: $2
Military (Blue Star Program):  FREE
Children/Students/Teachers: FREE
Participating Organization in Brandywine Valley Adventure Pass

Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

504 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Located inside the Delaware History Museum

(302) 656-0637

Tours by appointment only

Wednesday–Sunday
| 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

COVID Information

Included with Admission to the Delaware History Museum

Research Library

505 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Accessible through Willingtown Square

(302) 656-0637

Open by appointment only

Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday
| 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Wednesdays
| Closed
Every third Saturday of the month, excluding December
| 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

COVID Information

No fee for admission. Research service fees may apply.

Old Town Hall

504 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Accessible by glass connector inside the Delaware History Museum

(302) 656-0637
Tours by appointment only

Wednesday–Sunday
| 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

COVID Information

Included with Admission to the Delaware History Museum

Willingtown Square

505 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Directly across the street from the Delaware History Museum

(302) 656-0637

Daily
| 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

The buildings that make up the square can be viewed from the outside but are not open to the public.

COVID Information

Delaware History Museum,
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage,
and Old Town Hall

History Museum self-guided tours by appointment at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Read House & Gardens

Guided tours available at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Research Library

The Research Library has limited capacity. Available by appointment only.

For groups of more than 10 people please contact our Visitor Services Manager, snesheim@dehistory.org. For questions, please contact deinfo@dehistory.org.

For questions, please contact rhinfo@dehistory.org.

There is no cost to schedule an appointment. For questions, please contact research@dehistory.org.

Directions and Parking

504 and 505 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-0637

 

To find directions using a GPS navigation app, please use the address of where you plan to park.

Parking is available on the street and in the Renaissance Center Garage.

The Delaware History Museum, Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, and Old Town Hall are at 504 North Market Street, under the arch. The Research Library and Willingtown Square are at 505 North Market Street. The entrance to the Research Library is through Willingtown Square.

Limited metered parking is available within walking distance of the museum. Nearby Colonial Parking Lots No. 43 and 50 are available for free after 5:00 pm and on weekends.

Please note there are two (2) meters designated for handicapped parking on each side of Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets.

Renaissance Center Garage
401 King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

$13 per day

Hours
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-12 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 a.m.

Downtown Wilmington Public Parking Facilities

Read House & Gardens
42 the Strand, New Castle, Delaware 19720
(302) 322-8411

 

To find directions using a GPS navigation app, please use the following address:

42 the Strand, New Castle, DE 19720

If arriving by car, parking is free and available along the Strand and throughout Historic New Castle.

If you are coming by bus, your group must load/unload at the bus loading zone at the southeast corner of 2nd and Harmony Streets. The bus may then park in the lot on 4th and Chestnut Streets. Buses are not permitted on the Strand for any reason.

For more information, visit readhouseandgardens.org  .

Nearby Points of Interest

Between May and September, you can visit the Delaware Historical Society and the Read House & Gardens, plus ten of the most popular attractions in the Brandywine valley, for a discounted price with the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport !