Biggs Museum of American Art
0.7 mi from the Inn (15 minute walk)
Features the only comprehensive representational American paintings collection on the Delmarva Peninsula, with highlights by the Peale family, Albert Bierstadt, Gilbert Stuart, and Childe Hassam. Experience a variety of art forms such as sculptures by Hiram Powers and images by Brandywine School illustrator, Frank E. Schoonover. View examples of furniture by early-American cabinetmakers. The Museum also houses one of the finest collections of regional silver in the country.
Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village
1.2 miles from the Inn (30 minute walk)
The main Exhibit Hall features historic farm equipment of all sizes, and exhibits documenting the history of American agriculture. Outdoors, stroll through "Loockerman Landing," a re-created 1890s town. Tour several historic buildings, including: a small-town train station, church, barbershop, general store, one-room schoolhouse, mill, blacksmith shop, farmhouse, and outbuildings.
Delaware Public Archives, Visitor Center & Galleries
1 mile from the Inn (20 minute walk)
Housed in the Delaware Public Archives building, the welcome center features changing exhibits and a rotating display of Delaware's founding documents, while also serving as a source of information on local and statewide attractions, events, and activities.
Johnson Victrola Museum
0.8 mile from the Inn (20 minute walk)
The museum highlights the life and achievements of Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company and a pioneer in the development of the sound-recording industry. His company grossed millions annually, and produced some of the most famous recording artists in the world, before being sold to RCA in 1929. Exhibits include phonographs, recordings, memorabilia, trademarks, objects, and paintings that highlight Mr. Johnson's successful business enterprises and chronicle the early development of the recording industry.
Old State House
0.7 mi from the Inn (15 minute walk)
Explore the trials and tribulations of a new state at this architectural masterpiece, completed in 1791. The first floor of the Old State House features an 18th century-style courtroom, while the second floor features the former chambers of the state legislature. The building served as Delaware's state capitol until 1933.
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Air Mobility Command Museum (adjacent to Dover Air Force Base)
This is the only museum in the United States dedicated to airlift and air refueling history. See more than 30 aircraft varying in roles and sizes, including airlifters, fighters, bombers, helicopters, a massive C-5 Galaxy, and even a presidential aircraft. Many are open for tours. Get a birds-eye view at the control tower exhibit, and find the perfect souvenir at the museum store.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge protects one of the largest expanses of tidal salt marsh in the mid-Atlantic region. The refuge, located along the coast of Delaware, is mostly marsh, but also includes freshwater impoundments and upland habitats that are managed for other wildlife. The refuge, a nationally recognized birding spot, is designated a Globally Important Bird Area. The refuge offers visitors a 12-mile wildlife drive, five walking trails, three observation towers, and interpretative displays.
Delaware State Police Museum
Visitors have the opportunity to learn about law enforcement methods, substance abuse prevention, highway safety efforts, and a wide variety of other topics from specially trained troopers and volunteers. From viewing patrol cars and motorcycles of the past, to sitting at an actual 911 command and control console, guests can enjoy a view of policing from both the past and present.
Dover Downs Casino (and Harness Racing)
Dover Downs is Delaware's largest casino complex, with live harness racing, several dining options, concerts, shopping areas, a luxury spa, and 24-hour gaming with live table games. Dover Downs is completely smoke-free, and features more than 2,300 slot machines, 41 gaming tables, and an 18-table Poker Room.
Fordham & Dominion Brewery Tours
Fordham & Dominion breweries joined forces in 2007 and consolidated operations in 2009. The First State is now home to the Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co., where beer lovers from near and far are able to stop by, take a tour, and enjoy handcrafted beer and soda.
John Dickinson Plantation
John Dickinson was one of the founding fathers of the United States – a signer of the U.S. Constitution – and was known as the "Penman of the Revolution." Explore this historic plantation, and take a trip into the fascinating world of 18th-century America. Tours are conducted by historic interpreters dressed in period clothing.