Grades 3-5 Half-Day Tour

Governor Ross Mansion is Closed for renovations

during the Fall and Winter 2023

We anticipate reopening in Spring 2024

Tours of the Seaford Museum are Available.


One of Two Sites

Option 1: Governor Ross Farm (2.5 hours)

  • Tour the Ross Mansion and Slave Quarter
  • Experience life on a farm in the 1800’s
  • Learn about the economic impact of Governor Ross’s efforts to bring the railroad to Seaford
  • Play Victorian-era games and observe a working loom
  • Opportunity to purchase Victorian toys, books, ornaments, etc. at the gift shop ($0.25 – $20)
  • Lunch location can be arranged.

Option 2: The Seaford Museum (2 hours)

  • Follow a timeline of Delaware and U.S. history from our first inhabitants to the dawn of the 21st Century.
  • Identify local natural resources and economic factors relating to trade, growth of a town, child labor laws, the poultry industry, and DuPont nylon.
  • Experience hands-on activities
  • Learn about how Harriet Tubman led Tilly to freedom though Seaford
  • Opportunity to purchase books and gifts of local interest, including Harriet Tubman and railroads.
  • No lunch location available at this time.

Tours can be modified to meet academic needs


Half-Day Tours: $3.00 per person

Minimum number of students: 15

One Adult Required for every 10 Students

1 staff member admitted free for every 10 students

No Tours of Ross Mansion on Fridays or Saturdays

For more information: email or call 302-628-9828


 3-5 Printable Info Sheet

Gov. Ross Mansion

    Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Last tour begins at 3:30

    Private tours available by appointment

         Phone: 302-628-9500


         Follow this link for GROUP TOUR information.

    Mansion Grounds are open dawn to dusk.

Seaford Museum

    Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

     Private tours available by appointment.

         Call 302-628-9828


         Follow this link for GROUP TOUR information.

Historical Society Office Hours

     Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

     Call 302-628-9828