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Cobblestone Courtyard

Upcoming Events

Nov 03 - Dec 30, 2020 | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

While our houses are not open for guided tours, we invite you to use your imagination and powers of observation to safely explore our building...

Nov 03 - Dec 30, 2020 | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Come out and celebrate their partnership and devotion to the arts by visiting this lovely exhibit.

Dec 03 - Dec 03, 2020 | 5:30 pm

Special outdoor guided walking tours of the Historic Odessa Foundation buildings are conducted each Tuesday and Thursday nights in December at 5:...

Dec 05 - Dec 05, 2020 | 10:00 am

The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 55 years ago as a fundraiser for the Women's Club of Odessa. The purpose was to fund college...

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. 


Jan 1, 2020

H. Rodney Sharp (1880-1968), newly graduated from Delaware College (now the University of Delaware), came to Odessa in 1900 to teach at the Academy, a...Read more

Mar 3, 2020

Early 19th century Americans desired to create small indoor gardens of potted plants for pleasure and for decoration. Growing small flowering plants throughout the winter was...Read more


Historic Odessa Brewfest

Historic Odessa Brewfest

The Historic Odessa Brewfest returns September 11, 2021