Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-299-1000.
. Includes Dinosaur Hall, Egyptian mummies, interactive, live animals, educational exhibits for children & more. The End of the Line (2009) - Documentary on how overfishing & overconsumption of seafood are draining the oceans. 6/16 6:30 pm.$10; $8 seniors, students, military, children 3-12; free for children under 3. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4:30 pm; Sat.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
American Philosophical Society Museum 104 S. 5th St.; 215-440-3400. www.apsmuseum.org. Dialogues With Darwin - First-edition volumes, vibrant illustrations from Darwin's South American travels & the handwritten title page of 'On the Origin of Species'. Closes 10/17/10. Donations accepted. 10 am-4 pm Fri.-Sun.
American Swedish Historical Museum 1900 Pattison Ave.; 215-389-1776. www.americanswedish.org. Featuring exhibits dedicated to Swedish American history, Swedish arts & culture. MidsommarFest - Dancing around the midsummer pole, games & Swedish food. $9; $4 ages 12 & under. 6/13 4-8 pm.$6; $5 seniors & students; free for children under 12. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm, Sat.-Sun. noon-4 pm.
Atwater Kent Museum 15 S. Seventh St.; 215-685-4830. www.philadelphiahistory.org. Museum closed for renovation until 3/1/10. For info on continuing programs, see Web site.
Bartram's Garden 54th St.; 215-729-5281. www.bartramsgarden.org. America's oldest living botanical garden & the pre-revolutionary home of John Bartram. Volunteer Day - Help beautify the garden & enrich the historic landscape. 6/13 9 am-noon. Grounds: Daily 10 am-5 pm. Tours: noon-4 pm.
*FREE* Christ Church 20 N. American St.; 215-922-1695, ext. 30. www.christchurchphila.org. Rector's Forum - A forum on varied topics of discussion is held each Sunday in the Neighborhood House. Donations accepted. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm.
Eastern State Penitentiary 22nd St. & Fairmount Ave.; 215-236-3300. www.easternstate.org. The vaulted, sky-lit cells of this prison once held many of America's most notorious criminals. $12; $10 seniors; $8 students & children 7-12. Children under 7 not admitted. Daily 10 am-5 pm.
*FREE* Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site Spring Garden St.; 215-597-8780. www.nps.gov/edal. Home of the noted author from 1843-44. Wed.-Sun. 9 am-5 pm. 9 am-5 pm Wed.-Sun.
Elfreth's Alley Second St.; 215-574-0560. www.elfrethsalley.org. National historic site, known as "our nation's oldest residential street." $2; $1 children 6-18. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.
*FREE* Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 100 N. 6th St.; 866-574-3727. www.philadelphiafed.org. Money in Motion - History of banking, money & Federal Reserve & currency collection with rare bills. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Closed bank holidays. Open weekends thru 8/30.
Franklin Institute 222 N. 20th St.; 215-448-1200. www.fi.edu. Exhibits include Amazing Machine!, The Franklin Air Show, Giant Heart, Sir Isaac's Loft, Space Command, Sports Challenge, The Train Factory & more. Target Community Nights - Free admission to check out exhibits & special programming. 6/17 5-8 pm. The Legacy of Galileo - Astronomy-themed symposium w/scholars & authors of science, religion & art. 6/18 7:30 pm. $12-$23.75; $11-$22.75 seniors; $9.50-$15.50 children 4-11. Sci-Pass: $14.25; $13.25 seniors, students & military; $11.50 children. IMAX & other permanent exhibits open daily 9:30 am-5 pm.
Franklin Square 6th & Race Sts.; 215-629-4026. www.onceuponanation.org. Flag Day Weekend Celebration - Patriotic fun for the family. 6/13-6/14 noon-3 pm. Philly Mini Golf - Features a miniature version of Philadelphia & some of the city's most beloved sites. $8; $6 children. Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel. $3; $2 children 3-12; free for children under 2. Daily 10 am-9 pm.
Independence Living History Center 115 S. Third St.; 215-629-4026. www.onceuponanation.org. 1776: The Movie-Musical - Interactive movie-going experience complete with sing-a-longs & props. Ends 9/4. $15; $12 students, seniors & military; $10 children 12 & under. Colonial Kids' Quest - Search for clues to solve the mystery of a missing copy of the Declaration of Independence. Sat. thru 9/5. $16. Turmoil & Treason: The Path to Independence - Guided tour where you'll encounter 18th-century townspeople with strong feelings on both sides of the Declaration debate. Sat. thru 9/5. $20; $18 seniors, students & military; $15 children 12 & under.Tippler's Tour - Guide shares stories of tavern life in Colonial Philadelphia. Sample drinks at colonial & modern day taverns in Old City. Thu. 5:30 pm thru 10/29. $35; $30 seniors, military & students. $15; $12 students, seniors & military; $10 children 12 & under.
Independence National Historical Park 6th & Market Sts.; 215-965-2305. www.nps.gov/inde. Once Upon a Nation: Storytelling Benches - 13 one-of-a-kind storytelling benches scattered all over the historic district. Ends 9/7. Most sites free. Daily 8:30 am-5 pm.
Independence Seaport Museum 211 S. Columbus Blvd. & Walnut St.; 215-413-8655. www.phillyseaport.org. Ongoing exhibits include What Floats Your Boat?, Coming to America, & more. Skin & Bones: Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor - Uses & significance of tattoos in American sailors' lives & how the art has spread through society. Closes 1/3. $12; $10 seniors; $7 children/students/military; free for children under 2. Daily 10 am-5 pm.
Independence Visitor Center N. 6th St. & Market St.; 800-537-7676. www.independencevisitorcenter.com. Women's Way Supporter Appreciation Celebration - The Independence Visitor center hosts a celebration for those who support Women's Way. 6/18 5:30-7:30 pm. Mural Arts Program Public Trolley Tours - Guided tour to experience some of the area artwork. Closes 11/09. Open daily 8:30 am-6 pm.
*FREE* Laurel Hill Cemetery: The Underground Museum 3822 Ridge Ave.; 215-228-8200. www.theundergroundmuseum.org. Outdoor sculptural garden, horticultural gem & unique historical landmark featuring over 75 acres of art & history. Juneteenth & the Civil War: Celebrating African American Emancipation. $15; $8 students; free for children. 6/14 2 pm. Mon.-Fri. 8 am-4:30 pm; Sat.-Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm.
Laurel Hill Mansion East Fairmount Park; 215-235-1776. www.fairmountpark.org/LaurelHill.asp. Georgian-style mansion built in 1767 by Rebecca Rawle. $5; $3 seniors; $2 children 6-12. Open 10 am-4 pm weekends.
*FREE* Liberty Bell Center 501 Market St.; 215-965-2305. www.nps.gov/inde. Home of the Liberty Bell & exhibits on its origins & role as symbol of freedom. Daily 9 am-5 pm.
Lights of Liberty Show 6th & Chestnut Sts.; 215-629-4026. www.historicphiladelphia.org. Outdoor, nighttime sound & light spectacular with surround sound & images projected on historic buildings telling the story of struggle for independence. Fri.-Sat. beginning at dusk (Thu.-Sat. starting 6/18). $19.50; $16.50 seniors & students; $13 children 12 & under.Sun.-Mon. 10 am-7 pm; Tue.-Sat. 10 am-11 pm.
Masonic Temple One North Broad St.; 215-988-1900. www.pagrandlodge.org. Built in 1873, this National Historic Landmark is a magnificent example of architecture, art & history. Tours: Tue.-Fri. 11 am, 2 & 3 pm; Sat. 10 am & 11 am. $8, with individual & group discounts available. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-5 pm; Sat. 10 am-noon.
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania 100 E. Northwestern Ave.; 215-247-5777. www.morrisarboretum.org. Moonlight & Roses Gala - Fundraising gala benefitting the restoration of Springfield Mills. 6/12 6 pm. Keystone State Boychoir - Founded in 2001, consisting of members between the ages of 8 & 18 from diverse backgrounds. $30. 6/18 7-8:30 pm. The Summer Palace - Newly created, original sculpture by Patrick Dougherty, now on display in the Madeleine K. Butcher Sculpture Garden.$14; $12 seniors; $7 students & youth 3-17; free for children under 3. Daily 10 am-4 pm.
The Mutter Museum 19 S. 22d St.; 215-563-3737. www.collphyphil.org. Over 200 wet & dry specimens, lantern slides, x-rays & more. $12; $8 seniors, students, children 6-17; free for children under 6. Open daily 10 am-5 pm; until 9 pm Fri.
National Constitution Center 525 Arch St.; 215-409-6600. www.constitutioncenter.org. 1787 copy on display plus more than 100 interactive exhibits, Signer's Hall, The Story of We the People (Multimedia presentation featuring live actor, film & video projection, family-oriented exhibits) & more. Celebre: The French Quarter - Family-friendly version of Mardi Gras w/information about the festival's history, live music & crafts. 6/13 11 am-3:30 pm. Genealogy, Genetics & the African American Tradition - Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University speaks. $15; $7 students & teachers. 6/16 6:30 pm. $17.50; $16.50 seniors; $13.50 children 4-12; free for active military & children under 4. Regular admission: $12; $11 seniors; $8 children 4-12; free for children under 4 & military (audio tour $3). Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-5 pm; Sat. 9:30 am-6 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.
National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut St.; 215-925-2800. www.libertymuseum.org. Featured exhibits include Coming to America; Award-winning Dale Chihuly glass sculptures; From Conflict to Harmony; Heroes From Around the World; Exceptional People. Sergey Bunkov - Israeli artist's figurative works explore the dynamic tensions of opposites. Closes 7/10. $7; $6 seniors; $5 students; $2 children 5-7; free for children under 5 & for all on Sun. Self guided tours only. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
*FREE* Polish American Cultural Center & Museum 308 Walnut St.; 215-922-1700. www.polishamericancenter.org. Features exhibits on Polish history & culture, including Great Men & Women of Poland, History: A Tradition of Service & Polish Folk Art. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm.
Ryerss Museum & Library 7370 Central Ave.; 215-685-0544. Asian art & artifacts as well as generations of family heirlooms & paintings. Donations accepted. Fri.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology 3260 South St.; 215-898-4000. www.museum.upenn.edu. Three gallery floors with art & artifacts from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Asia, the Americas, Africa, Polynesia & the ancient Mediterranean world. 40 Winks With the Sphinx - Journey through time & across continents with hands-on opportunities, games & crafts while you explore Egypt, mummies & hieroglyphics. $50 per person. 6/12 5:30 pm, overnight to 9:30 am. Marilyn Bridges: The Sacred & the Secular - Aerial landscape photography of sites in Peru, Mexico, Egypt, Greece, England & the U.S. Closes 6/21. Suggested donation: $10; $7 seniors; $6 students & children 6-17; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun. 1-5 pm.
Wagner Free Institute of Science 1700 W. Montgomery Ave.; 215-763-6529. www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org. Founded 1855. Houses Wagner's natural history collection of skeletons, mounted animals, fossils. Donation suggested: $8. Tue.-Fri. 9 am-4 pm.
Woodford Mansion 33rd & Dauphin St., East Fairmount Park; 215-229-6115. www.woodfordmansion.org. Elegant 18th century summer house furnished with an exquisite collection of period antiques. Tours $5; $3 seniors. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm. Closed major holidays.
*FREE* Woodlands Cemetery at The Woodlands 4000 Woodland Ave.; 215-386-2181. www.woodlandsphila.org. National Historic Landmark District featuring the William Hamilton mansion & carriage house of 1789. $3-$5. Open daily from dawn to dusk.
American Helicopter Museum & Learning Center
1220 American Blvd., West Chester; 610-436-9600.
. Features over 35 civilian & military helicopters, autogiros & convertaplanes. $7; $6 seniors; $5 students; free under 2. Wed.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.
*FREE* Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site Route 1, Chadds Ford; 610-459-3342. www.ushistory.org/brandywine. 52 acres of woodlands, meadows, Washington's headquarters, artifacts, weapons, uniforms. House tours: $5; $3.50 seniors; $2.50 children 6-17; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.
Chadds Ford Historical Society 1736 Creek Rd., Chadds Ford; 610-388-7376. www.chaddsfordhistory.org. Moo to You - Exhibit of items within the dairy industry donated from local farmers & members of the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Closes 9/6. $5; $3 children 12-17; free for children 12 & under.
Elmwood Park Zoo 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown; 610-277-3825. www.elmwoodparkzoo.org. White Alligator - Check out a rare white alligator that will be living at the zoo temporarily. Closes 6/30. $10.75; $7.75 seniors & children 2-11; free for children under 2. Daily 10 am-5 pm.
Fonthill Museum E. Court St., Doylestown; 215-348-9461. www.fonthillmuseum.org. Tower Tour for Families - 1st Sat. 10:30 am. Reservations required. Hark! It's Heraldry! - Parents tour the museum while kids make their own coats-of-arms. $9.50; $6 children. 6/13 1-2 pm. $9.50; $8.50 seniors; $4 ages 5-17; free for ages under 5. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm. Reservations recommended.
*FREE* Glencairn Museum 1001 Cathedral Rd., Bryn Athyn; 267-502-2993. www.glencairnmuseum.org. Saturday Highlights Tour - Tour exhibits & collections focusing on religion & its history. Sat. 11 am-1 pm. $7; $6 seniors; $4 students; free for children 5 & under. Sat. 11 am-2:30 pm. Mon.-Fri. by appt. only.
The Historic Grange Estate 143 Myrtle Ave., Havertown; 610-446-4958. www.thegrangeestate.org. Original Penn land grant settled by Welshman Henry Lewis in 1682. Grounds: dawn to dusk. Mansion: Sat. & Sun. 1-4 pm.
*FREE* Hopewell Furnace 2 Mark Bird Ln., Elverson; 610-582-8773. www.nps.gov/hofu. Voices of Hopewell - Hear the voices of nine characters at audio stations throughout the village. Ongoing. $4; free for children under 16. Wed.-Sun. 9 am-5 pm. Grounds open daily.
The Mercer Museum 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-345-0210. www.mercermuseum.org. Ladies' Night Out - Party for women w/Latin music, dance demonstrations, karaoke, displays on fashion, healthy & beauty & more. $30. 6/12 7-10 pm. $9; $8 seniors; $4 children 5-17; free for children under 5. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Tue. till 9 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.
Morgan Log House 850 Weikel Rd., Towamencin; 215-368-2480. www.morganloghouse.org. Colonial Bookbinding Workshop - Learn basic bookbinding techniques. Make a journal with decorative paper & 2 notebooks. Registration required. $22. 6/13 11 am. $3; $2 seniors & children 6-17; free for children under 6.
Pearl S. Buck House 520 Dublin Rd., Perkasie; 215-249-0100. www.psbi.org. Musical Tours - House tour & performance by organist Sandra Cowperthwaite. $15; $12 seniors & students. 6/18 2:30 pm. Tue.-Sat. 11 am, 1 & 2 pm; Sun. 1 & 2 pm. $7; $6 seniors; free for children under 6.
Pennsbury Manor 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville; 215-946-0400. www.pennsburymanor.org. Recreated country home of William Penn. Provides a peaceful contrast to the hurry of modern American life. Guided tour: $5; $4.50 seniors; $3 children 6-17; free for children 5 & under. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.
*FREE* Pennypacker Mills 5 Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville; 610-287-9349. historicsites.montcopa.org. Turn-of-the-century mansion & farm of PA's 25th Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907). Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm.
*FREE* Pottsgrove Manor 100 W. King St., Pottstown; 610-326-4014. www.historicsites.montcopa.org. Domestick Beings: Keeping a House, Making a Home - Exhibit focuses on the roles of women, servants & slaves in an upper-class colonial household. Closes 2/7. Suggested donation: $2. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 1-4 pm.
Richard Wall House Museum 1 Wall Park Dr., Elkins Park; 215-887-9159. Features 4 floors of exhibits, visitors' orientation center, springhouse, "Flapper" room, Victorian & Edwardian fashions & more. Donations accepted. Sun. 1-4 pm.
Swedish Cabin 9 Creek Rd., Drexel Hill; 610-237-8064. www.swedishcabin.org. This piece of America's past, located along the banks of Darby Creek, was over 100 years old at the time of the American Revolution. Call for group tours or appointments.
Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Rd., Media; 610-566-9134. www.tylerarboretum.org. Totally Terrific Treehouses: Nature's Play . Closes 9/27. $7; $6 seniors; $4 children 3-15; free for children under 3. Daily 8 am-dusk.
*FREE* Valley Forge National Historical Park 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia; 610-783-1099. www.nps.gov/vafo. Once Upon a Nation: Valley Forge After Hours - See what nights were like for the Continental Army under the leadership of General George Washington. Reservations: 215-629-4026. $55; $50 students; seniors; military & children under 13. Sat. 6 pm thru 10/24. Park open daily 6 am-10 pm.
Washington Crossing Historical Park/Memorial Building Auditorium 1112 River Rd., Washington Crossing; 215-493-4076. www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing. Tours begin on the hour. $5; $4 seniors; $2 children 6-17. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.
Wharton Esherick Museum 1520 Horseshoe Trl., Malvern; 610-644-5822. The Artist, The Poet & The Centaur - Commemorates the 85th anniversary of the Centaur Press' edition of Walt Whitman's 'Song of the Broad-Axe' with illustrations by Esherick. Closes 8/31. Mon.-Fri. (groups only) 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm.
*FREE* Wings of Freedom Museum 1155 Easton Rd., Willow Grove; 215-672-2277. www.dvhaa.org. Highlights include North America's only Messerschmitt Me262B jet trainer, an experimental Navy YF-2Y jet seaplane, world class collections of aircraft models & flight gear, exhibits on women in aviation, 100 years of flight, interactive exhibits for kids. Guided tours available. Wed. 10:30 am-3 pm; Sat.-Sun. 10:30 am-4 pm.
1 Aquarium Dr., Camden; 866-451-2782.
. Features a number of interactive attractions including Touch-a-Shark, Creature Feature, Feather Ridge, Rainforest Rendezvous & Interactive Inlet & more. $17.95; $14.95 children 2-11; free for children under 2. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm.
Atlantic City Aquarium 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City; 609-348-2880. www.atlanticcityaquarium.com. Ongoing events include: Dive & Dine - Divers feed some of the resident animals. $50. 6/18 5:30-9 pm. Open daily 10 am -5 pm.
Battleship New Jersey Museum 62 Battleship Pl., Camden; 866-877-6262. www.battleshipnewjersey.org. City at Sea Guided Tour - New tour focusing on little-seen parts of the ship. Ongoing. $19.95; $15 seniors, veterans & children 6-11; free for active military & children under 6. $15-$19; $10.50-$13 veterans, seniors, ages 6-11; free active military in uniform, ages 5 & under. Daily 9 am-5 pm.
Camden County Historical Society 1900 Park Blvd., Camden; 856-964-3333. www.cchsnj.com. Features exhibits on Camden County history, from the Lenni Lenape people through the industrial age. Pomona Hall - 18th-century mansion once home to the Cooper Family. Tours available. $5; $4 students & seniors. Sun. noon-5 pm; Wed.-Fri. 12:30-4:30 pm.
Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead 1605 Daniel Bray Hwy. (Rte. 29), Lambertville; 609-397-2752. www.holcombe-jimison.org. Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Hunterdon County's agricultural heritage from the 18th into the 20th centuries. Donation suggested: $5; $3 seniors & students. Re-opens in May.
Jenkinson's Aquarium 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach; 732-899-1659. www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium. $10; $6 seniors & children 3-12; free for children 2 & under. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-5 pm; Sat. & Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
New Jersey State Museum 205 W. State St., Trenton; 609-292-6464. www.newjerseystatemuseum.org. Archaeology/Ethnology, Cultural History, Fine Art & Natural History exhibits on extended view in galleries. Legacy of Land & Sea - Exhibit on how New Jersey's diverse resources helped native & colonial New World populations survive. Closes 7/12. Museum: Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm; Auditorium Galleries: Mon.-Fri. 9 am-4:45 pm. Donations accepted.
Old Barracks Museum 101 Barrack St., Trenton; 609-396-1776. www.barracks.org. State & National Landmark built in 1758 by the Colony of New Jersey during the French & Indian War. $8; $6 seniors, students & children over 5; free for children 5 & under. Daily 10 am-5 pm.
South Jersey Museum of American History 123 E. High St., Glassboro; 856-442-0688. Includes artifacts from the Pre-Columbian through the Colonial era, antique hand tools, glass & comprehensive Political History exhibit. $4; $3 children. Wed.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 10 am-3 pm.
Toms River Country Club 419 Washington St, Toms River; 732-349-8855. www.trcc.net. Annual Tennis Classical. $60. 6/13 8:30 pm.
Tuckerton Seaport 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton; 609-296-8868. www.tuckertonseaport.org. Working seaport invites you to learn about commercial fishing, lifesaving, lighthouses, pirates, & Barnegat Bay or take a ride on the Melody II. Rolling Memories Car Show - Classic cars, music & food. 6/13 10 am-5 pm. $8; $6 seniors; $3 children 6-12; free for children 5 & under. Daily 10 am-5 pm.
*FREE* Washington Crossing State Park 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 609-737-0623. Includes 18th Century Johnson Ferry House. Open daily 9 am-4 pm.
Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village
866 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover; 302-734-1618.
. Eye to the Sky: Climate & Crops - Discover how farmers, past & present, anticipate weather changes. Closes 12/31. $5; $3 seniors & students; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm.
Delaware Museum of Natural History 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington; 302-658-9111. www.delmnh.org. Ongoing exhibits include coral reef exhibit, coral reef canteen & coral reef walkover; Life-Size Model of Giant Squid. $7; $6 seniors 60 & over; $5 children 3-17; free for children 2 & under. Mon.-Sat. 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Sun. noon-4:30 pm.
Hagley Museum & Library Rte. 100 & Buck Rd., Wilmington; 302-658-2400. www.hagley.org. From the Orient - Decorative & fine arts, furnishings & souvenirs from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sri Lanka & India. Closes 12/31. $11; $9 seniors, students; $4 ages 6-14; free under 6. Daily 9:30 am-4:30 pm.
Masonic Temple 1 N. Broad St.; 215-988-1900. www.pagrandlodge.org. Built in 1873, this National Historic Landmark is a magnificent example of architecture, art & history. Tours: Tue.-Fri. 11 am, 2 & 3 pm; Sat. 10 am & 11 am. $8, with individual & group discounts available. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-5 pm; Sat. 10 am-noon.
Museum of Small Town Life 316 South Governors Ave., Dover; 302-739-4266. Sealed in Glass, Stone & Tin - 19th-20th century Delaware-made & used containers from the state's canning industry will be showcased. Closes 12/31. Donations accepted. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-4:30 pm; Sun. 1:30 pm-4:30 pm.