Museums in Dover

Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Family Membership at The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art (Up to 50% Off)

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Salisbury

Collection of 2,000+ wood-carved birds such as eagles, owls, and swans, and a reconstructed wetland that features decoys and hunting gear

$24 $14

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One-Year Individual, Family, or Patron Membership to Christian C. Sanderson Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Christian C. Sanderson Museum

Chadds Ford

Learn about the late 19th century and early 20th century through the eyes of historian, musician, and teacher Christian Carmack Sanderson

$20 $10

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Battleship New Jersey Visit for Two or Four (Up to 51% Off)

Battleship New Jersey

Central Waterfront

Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

$37 $18

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Insectarium Visit for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Up to 10 (Up to 42% Off)

Insectarium

Holmesburg

Encounter some of nature’s smallest creatures at an insect museum full of mounted and live specimens; birthday parties include a guided tour

$18 $12

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Museum Outing for Two or Four to National Constitution Center (Up to 57% Off)

National Constitution Center

Center City East

100+ permanent & temporary exhibits captivate visitors with interactive presentations & displays about our nation’s history & founders

$29 $15

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Philadelphia History Museum Visit for Two or Four Adults (Up to 45% Off)

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington's writing desk and Joe Frazier's boxing gloves

$20 $12

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) (Up to 51% Off)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts North

Two buildings showcase artwork from throughout America’s history, including a famous portrait of George Washington

$30 $16

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Visit for Two or Four to African American Museum in Philadelphia (50% Off)

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

Museum dedicated to the preservation of African American heritage through exhibits, cultural programs, and historical artifacts

$56 $28

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Mansion Entry for Two Adults or Two Adults and Three Kids at Underground Railroad Museum (Up to 41% Off)

Underground Railroad Museum at the Belmont Mansion

Fairmount Park

Explore the historic Belmont Mansion, which was built in 1742 and now serves as a home for the Underground Railroad Museum

$14 $8.50

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Admission for Two or Four Adults to National Liberty Museum (Up to 43% Off)

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

Museum celebrates American freedom with a collection of glass artworks, paintings, and sculptures

$14 $8.50

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Visit to American Visionary Art Museum for One or Two (Up to 50% Off)

American Visionary Art Museum

Federal Hill

Museum transcends formal art with permanent exhibits and temporary shows including The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster

$15.95 $8

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Admission for Two Adults or Family of Four to Baltimore Museum of Industry (Up to 68% Off)

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Inner Harbor South

Museumgoers explore industrial artifacts, including 1865 cannery and last operating steam tugboat in America

$38 $12

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Outing for Two or Four with Gift-Store Credit at Reginald F. Lewis Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Jonestown

View a fragment of original Star-Spangled Banner flag for its bicentennial; enjoy live music from gospel to jazz and soul food in the café

$26 $14

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Admission for Two or Four to Jewish Museum of Maryland (Up to 41% Off)

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Jonestown

Two historic synagogues feature a ritual bath from 1845 and a hand-carved ark; exhibits interpret Jewish-American life and identity

$16 $10

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Outing for Two or a One-Year Family Membership to Geppi's Entertainment Museum (Up to 61% Off)

Geppi's Entertainment Museum LLC

Southern Baltimore

Nearly 6,000 artifacts chart 250 years of US pop culture at this Camden Station museum

$75 $29

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Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership at Star-Spangled Banner Flag House (Up to 50% Off)

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Jonestown

19th century objects populate the home where Mary Pickersgill stitched the flag that inspired the national anthem

$16 $10

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Visit for 2 or 4 to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards (Up to 52% Off)

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

Multiple Locations

Exhibits about Babe Ruth’s life and career fill his birthplace; exhibits about Maryland baseball educate visitors at Camden Station

$48 $23

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Fire Museum of Maryland Visit for Two Adults and One Kid or One Adult and Two Kids (Up to 48% Off)

Fire Museum of Maryland

Lutherville - Timonium

History museum was named one of the best kids’ museums by CBS Baltimore

$29 $15

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The Biggs Museum of American Art showcases late founder Sewell C. Biggs's impressive collection that focuses on the evolution of American and especially Mid-Atlantic art from the 18th century up to the present. Steal some time inside the museum's 18 intimate galleries and peruse the permanent collection’s early American furniture, regional silver, and sculptures needled by the famously opposable-thumbed Hiram Powers. Although admission is free, the Biggs Museum fills a bustling calendar with programs such as art classes and kids’ activities that members can enjoy at a discount, along with events such as the annual member appreciation breakfast. With a rotating cast of exhibitions, current offerings include the Award Winners XI exhibition running through October 23, 2011, which displays works by the Individual Artist fellows of the Delaware Division of the Arts. The upcoming Delaware By Hand: Masters Competition exhibition, on display from November 4, 2011 to February 19, 2012, features contemporary work chosen by a panel of judges and presented in tandem with an array of public programs, art sales, and grassroots movements to line public spaces with paint-spewing fire hydrants.

406 Federal St
Dover,
DE
US

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the stories of the Chesapeake Bay and the people who have shaped their lives around it. With 18 waterfront acres in the historic town of St. Michaels, the Museum offers exhibits, boat rides, festivals and more.

213 N Talbot St
Saint Michaels,
MD
US

Howard Pyle's unexpected death in 1912 brought a group of artists, entrepreneurs, and businessmen together to grieve their friend. They couldn't let the artist's passion for teaching and illustration disappear as quickly as he had; so, they decided to form the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts with the sole purpose of preserving his legacy. They gathered funds from locals who felt just as strongly as they did?family members, friends, students, fans?and purchased approximately 100 pieces of his artwork.

Little did they know that, with these 100 pieces, they were starting something greater than a memorial for a good friend. The Wilmington Society of Fine Arts would, over time, add more and more artwork to its collection, growing into an 80,000-square-foot space and out of its original name. The Delaware Art Museum, as its called today, now counts more than 12,000 works of art as part of its collection. Permanent features showcase British pre-Raphaelites, the urban landscapes of John Sloan, modern American art, and, of course, Howard Pyle. The masterpieces don't stop when visitors venture outside?the Copeland Sculpture Garden adorns its lush natural scenery with nine works from the museum's permanent collection, along with a massive outdoor labyrinth.

2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington,
DE
US

The area’s only living history museum with a focus on the New Republic Era from 1790 to 1830, Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm pulls the wool away from visitors’ eyes to reveal the development of grain and textile milling in America. Two breeds of sheep, leicester longwools and delane merinos, call Greenbank home, and visitors can follow sheepish locks from shearing through dyeing, as textile transmogrifiers spin them into gossamer strands destined for warm winter shawls and giant webs designed to ensnare skateboarders. Or guests can delve into Greenbank's 300-year history as a working mill by grinding grain by hand into floury heaps of summer snow.

500 Greenbank Rd
Wilmington,
DE
US

Nestled inside a former railroad-car factory, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts took shape in 1979, led by a small group of artists and art patrons. The DCCA moved to a permanent location in 2000—one with 35,000 square feet of space, seven galleries, and individual studios for 26 artists—but still clings to its original mission of building public appreciation for contemporary art through exhibitions and educational programs.

Although the center is a noncollecting museum, it does feature roughly 30 exhibits each year from regional, national, and international artists. These shifting collections explore relevant societal themes such as the public obsession with celebrity, the flippant nature of consumerism, and the effects urban metropolises have on how humans relate to nature and each other. The exhibits can use any variety of media, and the studio artists embrace this same freedom by using everything from paints to video in their works.

To engage visitors outside the gallery spaces, the DCCA hosts educational programs for adults as well as exploratory classes for children, which help wee ones create their own relevant, meaningful pieces. Tours allow groups to learn more about the exhibits while an informed guide tries to recite every single anagram of Delaware.

200 S Madison St
Wilmington,
DE
US

Picked as the #2 attraction in Wilmington by the editors of 10Best, the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library houses a massive collection of more than 85,000 pieces of American decorative art and furniture from 1640 to 1860, displayed on the magnificent country estate of collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont. Sitting on a 1,000-acre preserve of meadows and woodlands, the mansion contains 175 antique-furnished rooms in which du Pont grandly entertained family, friends, and various aristocratic superheroes. As you take a spin around the first floor, don't miss the Touch-It Room, where visitors toy around with hands-on displays of a parlor, kitchen, and general store.

5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur,
DE
US