Grades 3-5 Half-Day Tour

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




Gov. Ross Mansion

Every Saturday 1:00 – 4:00

1st & 2nd Sundays 1:00 – 4:00

Or by appointment: 302-628-9500 or email

Seaford Museum

Every Friday 1:00 – 4:00

1st & 2nd Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 – 4:00

Or by appointment: 302-628-9828 or email

Society Business Office Hours

Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

302-628-9828 or email