Student Tours

Student and Youth Opportunities

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

  • Plantation tours 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 at the plantation due to the variety of outside games and activities.
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  • Please use the registration button below to request a tour and provide your group’s information.

The Education Department also sponsors a Youth Interpreter 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 plantation, and more. learn more.

Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation
1:00 – 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
Winter Hours: 1 – 4 pm every fourth Saturday and Sunday after January 1


Seaford Museum
1:00 – 4:00 pm Thursday – Sunday
Winter Hours: 1 – 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday after January 1


Society Business Office Hours
10:00 – 4:00 pm Wednesday – Saturday
1:00 – 4:00 pm Sunday