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 »
Rudy Norton has been a Volunteer Guide at the Historic Odessa Foundation for the last ten years. He began this third career in 2008. Like many of the foundation’s volunteer staff Rudy is a former educator.
Delaware Shakespeare Festival returns to a world of specters and spirits this October with a performance of “Shakespeare, Poe & Friends: A Night of Readings from the Dark Side,” at Historic Odessa's Stone Stable.
Bridal parties are welcomed to the tranquil village of Odessa and the grounds of the Historic Odessa Foundation. Imagine holding your special event in this storied town center with its beautifully restored 18th and 19th-century homes and its picturesque Colonial revival gardens, all lovingly maintained much as they were some 200 years ago. This unique 72-acre property can be the setting for your one-of-a-kind storybook wedding festivities – from bridal showers to rehearsal dinners, to the wedding ceremony and reception.
Take a quick tour of the Houses of Historic Odessa.