Delaware’s Top 10 Museums

delaware top 10 museumsDo you love museums of all kinds? Are you a person who attends art receptions and frequents other public places with cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest?

Well, you’re in luck… from the North to the South, our state is well-represented with places to educate the masses. Delaware Museums, “tell the stories of us all, and of the entire nation,” as posted by VisitDelaware, their Delaware’s Top 10 Museum list follows. Go on and explore them!

Start Your Exploration with VisitDelaware’s Top 10 Delaware Museums:

  • Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (North Wilmington): This 175-room DuPont mansion set amid 60 acres of gardens is a must-see of any Delaware trip. Known for its antiques and lavishly decorated rooms, Winterthur also amazes with its acres of blossoms.
  • Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington): An essential stop for its in-depth look at the DuPont Co.’s early days as a gunpowder giant, Hagley also boasts a picturesque setting along the Brandywine River.
  • Nemours Mansion and Gardens (Wilmington): The lofty aesthetics of the French aristocracy inspired this ornate DuPont mansion and its formal gardens.
  • Delaware Museum of Natural History (North Wilmington): Known for its collections of seashells, birds and bird eggs. Also keep watch for life-sized dinosaurs, and take a peek beneath the seas.
  • Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington): Enjoy a pleasing perspective on American art and illustration from the 19th to the 21st century, and on the English Pre-Raphaelite movement of the mid-19th century.
  • Delaware Children’s Museum (Wilmington Riverfront): A great hands-on experience for families with small children.
  • Johnson Victrola Museum (Dover): A fascinating collection of phonographs, recording and memorabilia related to Eldridge Reeves Johnson, who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company.
  • Air Mobility Command Museum (Dover): Aviation buffs and military history fans will lose themselves amid the old military aircraft.
  • Biggs Museum of American Art (Dover): Set in picturesque downtown Dover, the Biggs focuses on the fine and decorative arts of Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic and the nation from 1700 onward.
  • Zwaanendael Museum (Lewes): Dutch-inspired architecture holds a close-up look at Southern Delaware’s settlers.

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Click Here for Wikipedia’s complete list of Delaware’s museums or paste https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Delaware into your browser. Read the entire VisitDelaware article at http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/arts-culture/museums