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ART CENTERS AND MUSEUMS

 

Air Mobility Command Museum

1301 Heritage Road, Dover Air Force Base, Dover, 677-5938, www.amcmuseum.org
Offers a collection of planes and exhibits on military life, including the only C-5 on public display in the world.

 

Barratt’s Chapel and Museum

6362 Bay Road, Frederica, 335-5544, www.barrattschapel.org 
The oldest church in the United States built by and for Methodists.

 

Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, www.biggsmuseum.org 
Features fine art and decorative works by American artists.

 

Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village

866 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 734-1618, www.agriculturalmuseum.org 
Exhibits and farm buildings from across Delmarva.

 

Delaware Public Archives

121 Duke of York St., Dover, 744-5000, www.archives.delaware.gov 
Historic and archival material, including photographs, posters, maps, audio tapes and census records, tells the story of Delaware.

 

Delaware State Police Museum

1425 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 739-7700, www.delawaretrooper.com/museum 
Explore the history of the state police.

 

Dover Art League

21 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 674-0402, www.doverartleague.net 
The league displays works by local artists and offers classes.

 

First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries

121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dover, 744-5055, www.history.delaware.gov/museums
Information on museums and historical sites statewide.

 

First State Heritage Park

102 S. State St., Dover, 739-9194, www.destateparks.com 
Links historic and cultural sites in Dover, including Legislative Hall.

 

Greater Harrington Historical Society Museum

110 Fleming St., Harrington, 398-3698
The exhibits tell stories about harness racing, the local fire company and military veterans.

 

John Dickinson Plantation

340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, 739-3277, www.history.delaware.gov/museums 
Visit the 18th-century plantation of a founding father.

 

Johnson Victrola Museum

Bank Lane and New Street, Dover, 744-5055, www.history.delaware.gov/museums 
Pays homage to the founder of the Victor Talking Machine Co. through phonographs, recordings and memorabilia.

 

Milford Museum

121 S. Walnut St., Milford, 424-1080, www.milforddemuseum.org 
Tells Milford’s story from its beginnings on the Mispillion River.

 

Old State House

25 The Green, Dover, 744-5055, www.history.delaware.gov/museums 
Tour the state’s original capitol building.

 

Smyrna Museum

11 S. Main St., Smyrna, 653-1320, www.smyrnamuseum.com 
Displays artifacts of local history and culture.

 

Star Hill Museum

357 Voshell Mill, Star Hill Road, Dover, 697-9903 
Educates the public about the hardships of life as a slave

 

Woodburn

151 Kings Hwy., Dover, 739-5656, www.woodburn.delaware.gov
The home of the governor.

 

DANCE

 

Dance Conservatory and Ballet Theatre of Dover

522 Otis Drive, Dover, 734-9717, www.dancebtd.com 
The troupe offers new works and premieres several times a year.

 

First State Dance Academy

107 Maple Ave., Milford, 422-2633, www.firststatedance.com 
This group performs at area venues and is also home to the Delaware Dance Alliance.

 

MUSIC

 

Delaware Choral Society

P.O. Box 336, Dover, 883-2182, www.delawarechoralsociety.org
This community choir presents two annual concerts of choral music. In addition, sponsors the newly formed Delaware Youth Chorale.

 

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, (800) 711-5882, www.doverdowns.com 
The Rollins Center brings big-name entertainers to Dover.

 

Dover Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 163, Dover, 270-1903, www.doversymphony.org 
The symphony performs four classical and pops concerts a year.

 

The Music School of Delaware

10 S. Walnut St., Milford, 422-2043, www.musicschoolofdelaware.org 
Only nationally accredited statewide community music school offering classical, jazz, folk, rock and early childhood instruction. In addition to student recitals, it presents a Music Masters series featuring faculty and heralded guest artists.

 

Schwartz Center for the Arts

226 S. State St., Dover, 678-3583, www.schwartzcenter.com 
Hosts local, national and international acts that offer music, dance, drama and children’s theater.

 

Smyrna Opera House

7 W. South St., Smyrna, 653-4236, www.smyrnaoperahouse.org 
Offers shows of every kind at affordable prices in a historic building.

 

THEATER

 

The Children’s Theatre Inc.

P.O. Box 823, Dover, 336-8044, www.thechildrenstheatre.org 
This local theater group performs at various venues, including the Schwartz Center for the Arts.

 

Kent County Theatre Guild

Patchwork Playhouse, 140 E. Roosevelt Ave., Dover, 674-3568, www.kctg.org 
The community group performs at Patchwork Playhouse.

 

Second Street Players

2 S. Walnut St., Milford, 422-0220, www.secondstreetplayers.com 
The players perform at Riverfront Theater.

 


Photo by Tisa Della-Volpe

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