504 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Come explore the many stories of the First State at the Delaware History Museum, which also includes the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. The Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center for African American Heritage features permanent and changing exhibits that allow visitors a glimpse into Delaware’s fascinating past as this small state continues to contribute to today’s history. Originally constructed as a F.W. Woolworth Department Store, the building was transformed into the Delaware History Museum in 1995 and added the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage in 2016. It features permanent and rotating exhibitions, classrooms, and meeting space. Group tours and school programming are available.
Since its founding in 1864, the Delaware Historical Society (DHS) has acquired an extraordinary collection of more than 3 million objects, books, documents, photographs, and maps and nine historic buildings related to Delaware’s past and its importance to the nation. We are the only private nonprofit organization with the mission to serve as the statewide organization exploring, preserving, promoting, and sharing Delaware history, heritage, and culture to educate, inspire, and empower people and communities.
For more information on all of our locations, the most up-to-date hours, events, and programs, and to learn more about what we do, visit www.dehistory.org. The Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center are open Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00-5:00 PM.
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