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Seaford Museum

Seaford Museum

The Seaford Museum, operated by the Seaford Historical Society, is dedicated to preserving and commemorating the history of the town of Seaford, Delaware located on the banks of the Nanticoke River. The museum, located in the former United States Post office, built in 1935, houses over 60 exhibits on the waterside town’s rich history and culture.

Exhibits portray Maritime History at the headwaters of the Nanticoke with Indian life, Patty Cannon and Harriet Tubman the Underground Railroad, early agriculture, shipbuilding, the canning industry, oyster shucking, even the coming of Du Pont, and much more. A new Nanticoke Maritime Gallery tells the story of the Seaford Wharf area after dark when the businesses there are just finishing up.

Special rotating exhibits are also opened on a regular basis. The Seaford Historical Society also operates the Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation, the home of the former Governor of Delaware (1851-1855) that has been restored to pre-Civil War elegance.

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Last updated: January 27, 2020
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