18th Century Life
Five historic houses. Nearly 30 acres of surrounding property, outbuildings, and gardens. An outstanding private collection of household furnishings, fine and decorative arts. And programs and tours that bring this 18th-century enclave to life, all year long. Learn More »
John Goodier was first introduced to Odessa when he married Marjorie Loven in November of 1963. John claims that when he met Margie, he knew instantly he was going to marry her. That was 53 years ago. However, as John eventually came to find out, his connection to Odessa really began in the early nineteenth century. John’s mother was a Jefferis and it was one of her ancestors that married David Wilson of Cantwell’s Bridge in 1808!
Don't miss out on this amazing, one-time offer! Become a Historic Odessa Contributor Member to support the preservation efforts of the homes, grounds, collections and colonial legacy of Odessa, Delaware. Not only will you be part of conserving Odessa's storied history, but also you'll receive a free ticket to the 4th Annual Odessa Brewfest on September 9, 2017.
History Comes Alive! The Historic Odessa Foundation’s school program offers educators a well-documented, interactive and hands-on sampler of 18th century life in colonial Delaware. Although designed specifically with Delaware teachers in mind, our program is broad enough to accommodate school from other states, homeschoolers, youth organizations and summer camps.
Take a quick tour of the Houses of Historic Odessa.