The Seaford Historical Society invites you to visit two of the most unique sites in the local area.

The Governor Ross Plantation is the only site in Delaware that describes plantation life around the Civil War period. The Gov. Ross Mansion, ca. 1859, is a fully furnished brick Italianate home. Learn about the life of a governor, slavery in Sussex County (the Plantation includes the only surviving documented slave quarter in the state), and enjoy the expansive, elegant grounds and rustic outbuildings.

The Seaford Museum has a fun, intimate flavor that follows an historic timeline with a local perspective. Intriguing items, exciting stories, and immersive exhibits make the history of our area come alive. State-of-the-art lighting and immersive exhibits, unequalled in Southern Delaware, help to tell our story. Come explore a Museum with big-city quality and small-town charm.


"This is the best museum in the state. I can't believe what you have done." - visitor's comment

What's Happening at Seaford Historical Society

WEATHER UPDATE FOR THE GALA

Saturday the 24th is looking beautiful! The high will be 76 degrees, and it will be partially sunny until sunset at 6:55 PM. The overnight temp will be about 54 - bring a light sweater or jacket. Lower humidity and a light breeze - we couldn't ask for a better evening!

We will post any further weather developments here, so please check back.

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The Seaford Museum and The Ross Plantation will both be closed on Saturday the 24th for the Gala. They will both reopen on Sunday, September the 25th at 1 pm for regular tours.

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Step Back Into History and Celebrate Today!

The Gov. Ross Plantation grounds are available for weddings, events, group gatherings and private parties. For more information please contact the Administrative Office at 302-628-9828. Also check out the PDF file on the "What's Happening" page.

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Hours

Seaford Museum: 1 - 4 Thursday - Sunday

Gov. Ross Plantation: Sat. & Sun. 1 - 4 pm

Administrative Office: 10 - 4 Wednesday - Saturday, and 1 - 4 Sunday

Admission

The Seaford Museum & Through the Lens - $7.00

The Gov. Ross Plantation- $7.00

Hours

Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation
1:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday


Seaford Museum
1:00 - 4:00 pm Thursday - Sunday


Society Business Office Hours

10:00 - 4:00 pm Wednesday – Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Sunday

Admission

$7.00 per person, each site, or visit both sites for $12.00. It is not necessary to visit both sites on the same day. Children 12 years of age and under visit free, when accompanied by an adult. SHS members are free, except for some special events.

The Seaford Museum is fully handicapped accessible. Free parking is available on Pearl Street, next to the Museum.

The Gov. Ross Mansion is partially handicapped accessible. Free parking is available along the driveway behind the Mansion, or beside the Gift Shop door (for handicapped visitors).



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The Seaford Museum
and
The Main Office for Seaford Historical Society
are located at
203 High St., Seaford, DE 19973
Click here to view map.
(302) 628-9828
E-mail: seafordsociety@verizon.net

The Gov. Ross Mansion and Plantation
is located at
23669 Ross Station Road, Seaford, DE 19973
Click here to view map.
formerly 1101 N. Pine St. Ext.

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