Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

What's Happening at Seaford Historical Society

Museum Hours: Wed, Thur & Sat. 12 - 4 and Sun 1 - 4

Mansion Hours: Sat. & Sun. 1 - 4 pm, except holidays

As Time Flows By Gala Please join the Seaford Historical Society for our 2015 Gala "As Time Flows By" Seaford and Blades on the Nanticoke River Celebrating the milestone years and the river that flows by us. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 At the Seaford Fire Hall DOORS OPEN AND THE FUN STARTS FLOWING AT 5:00 PM APPETIZERS, AUCTION BROWSING, CASH BAR DINNER AT 6:00 PM DJ Entertainment provided by "Drift'' DANCING TO THE MUSIC OF "REBOUND" Reservation cost: $55 per person (Cash, Checks, Charge (VISA, MC, DISCOVER)Go to Online Payments to make your reservations! Cash Bar

For additional information - go to the "What's New" page listed on the left

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. Learn about the life of a governor, slavery in Sussex County, and enjoy expansive grounds with auxiliary buildings that were necessary for the operation of a large plantation.

The Seaford Museum has a fun, intimate flavor that follows an historic timeline with a local perspective. Its fiber optic lighting and unique displays and stories make it a real jewel to visitors.

The Seaford Museum is a proud member of the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network in partnership with the National Park Service. Throughout the Chesapeake Bay region, less than 200 "exceptional parks, wildlife refuges, museums, sailing ships and historic communities" have been selected to represent the authentic Bay experience for those who wish to discover in the Bay history and culture. Our role, as one of only two Gateway sites within the State of Delaware, is to tell the story of the Nanticoke headwaters nearly forty miles upriver from Tangier Sound in the middle of the Delmarva Peninsula. The Seaford Museum, a spectacular small museum, is honored to be a part of the National Park Service experience. Visiting any Gateway partner is a perfect way to learn more about the beautiful, historic Chesapeake Bay. Visiting the Seaford Museum will provide you with a delightful, unique experience journeying into the history and culture of the Nanticoke River headwaters, the most pristine river flowing into America's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay. Come and be amazed!

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


Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation: 1:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, except holidays.

Museum Open:
12:00pm-4:00pm Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, 1:00pm–4:00pm on Sundays.

Society Business Office Hours:
1:00pm-4:00pm Wednesday & Thursday.

Visits by appointment are possible at both sites. Phone 302-628-9828 to make an appointment


$5.00 per person at each site, or an $8.00 combination ticket allows you to visit both sites. It is not necessary to visit both sites on the same day. Children 12 years of age and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Seaford Historical Society members are free, except for special events.

Upcoming Events – Details in What’s New

The Seaford Museum
The Main Office for Seaford Historical Society
are located at
203 High St., Seaford, DE 19973
Click here to view map.
(302) 628-9828

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.