Grades 4-12 All Day Tour at Two Sites

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.

Part 1: Governor Ross Farm (2.5 hours)

  • Tour the Ross Mansion and Slave/Tenant Quarter
  • Compare the lives of the enslaved to those of slaveholders
  • 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)
  • Ross Station Event Center available for lunch (not provided)

Part 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 Harriet Tubman leading Tilly to freedom though Seaford
  • Opportunity to purchase books and gifts of local interest, including Harriet Tubman and railroads.

Tours can be modified to meet academic needs

Cost

All Day Tours: $6.00 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 Scheduled on Fridays or Saturdays

For more information: email admin@seafordhistoricalsociety.com or call 302-628-9828

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 4-12 Printable Info Sheet

Gov. Ross Mansion

ROSS MANSION TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Due to ongoing restoration work, Ross Mansion will be closed periodically over the next several months. Please check the website for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information call 302-628-9500 or email admin@seafordhistoricalsociety.com

Seaford Museum

Regular Museum Hours:

     Every Friday: 1:00 – 4:00

     1st & 2nd Saturday & Sunday of each month: 1:00 – 4:00

EASTERN SHORE LEAGUE: 1922-1949

    Exhibit Hours:

     March 2 – May 31

     Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays: 1:00 – 4:00

     Closed Sundays and Easter Weekend

Check our CALENDAR for SPECIAL EVENTS

     Private tours available by appointment.

          Call 302-628-9828

          Email admin@seafordhistoricalsociety.com

          Follow this link for GROUP TOUR information.

Historical Society Office Hours

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

     Call 302-628-9828

     Email admin@seafordhistoricalsociety.com