Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to the Delaware Historical Society today!

Please note: The Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, and Research Library will be closed on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

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

Wednesday–Saturday
| 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

Adult: $10
Military/Senior/Student with ID: $8
Ages 6-17: $5
Ages 5 and below: FREE
Members: FREE
Art-Reach ACCESS Delaware: $2
Museums for All: $2

Teachers enjoy free admission on the 3rd Saturday of every month!

Brandywine Passport accepted
May 27 – October 31

Read House & Gardens

42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware 19720

(302) 322-8411

Book a Tour

Thursday – Sunday
| 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tours begin on the hour. The last tour begins at 3 pm.

Garden Hours:
Open year-round
Dawn until Dusk

Adult: $10
Military/Senior/Student with ID: $8
Ages 6-17: $5
Ages 5 and below: FREE
Members: FREE
Art-Reach ACCESS Delaware: $2
Museums for All: $2

Brandywine Passport accepted
May 27-October 31

Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

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

(302) 656-0637

Wednesday–Saturday
| 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

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.

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

Wednesday–Saturday
| 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

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.

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.

Street, lot, and garage parking available.

The Delaware History Museum & Mitchell Center for African American Heritage and Old Town Hall are located at 504 North Market Street. The Research Library and Willingtown Square are located across the street 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. There are two (2) meters designated for handicapped parking on each side of Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets. Metered parking is free after 6 p.m. and on weekends.

Free customer parking is also available after 5 p.m. and on weekends at Colonial Parking’s Lot 43, at the corner of 5th & Orange Streets (entrance on Orange Street), thanks to a partnership with Downtown Visions, Colonial Parking, the City of Wilmington, and the Buccini Pollin Group.

Parking Options Within One Mile

Lot Name Address Distance to Museum Price Hours
Customs House/Courthouse Square 700 King St, Wilmington, DE 19801 0.2 miles $11 max daily rate Garage open 24 hours 7 days a week
Train Station Garage 117 E Martin Luther King Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19801 0.3 miles $12 max daily rate Open 24 hours 7 days a week
8th Street Lot 801 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801 0.3 miles $9 max daily rate Lot Attended 8am – 8pm
10th Street Garage 1001 Washinton St, Wilmington, DE 19801 0.6 miles $12 max daily rate Attended 10:15am – 8:00pm
Corporate Plaza Garage 700 Delaware Ave, Wilmington, DE 19801 0.9 miles $10 max daily rate Garage Attended: 8am – 8pm M-F

For more information, visit Wilmington Parking Authority’s website.

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 !