Student Tours

Make the History of Seaford Come Alive!

The Education Department of the Seaford Historical Society has tours of the Ross Mansion grounds and the Seaford Museum to meet Delaware State Standards.

  • Tours of the Ross Mansion grounds focus on the Civil War period and Victorian Era with tours of an 1860 Italianate style mansion and the only documented log slave quarter in DE.
  • Tours of the Seaford Museum journey through a timeline of United States and Delaware history beginning with the natural resources that made this area a wonderful place to settle.
  • Hands-on activities are included at both sites, and Victorian style attire is worn by docents in the Ross Mansion.
  • A textile display in the slave quarter includes two working looms and displays contrasting the processes of turning cotton, flax, and wool fibers into cloth.
  • Tours are available year round at both sites, but fall and spring are optimum times for the Mansion grounds due to the variety of outside games and activities.

We are currently revising our tour information.  For more information, please contact the Seaford Historical Society at 302-628-9828 or by completing the request form. 


The Education Department also sponsors a Youth Volunteer Program which begins in fifth grade. Youth are trained and serve as docents during special events, participate in Victorian related weaving and cooking activities, help maintain a positive appearance at the Ross Mansion and more. LEARN MORE

Gov. Ross Mansion

By Appointment Only

Seaford Museum

Friday 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Other Days by Appointment


Call 302-628-9828 or email to schedule your tour at least 48 hours in advance.

Society Business Office Hours

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday – Friday