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Learn how to weave an amazing basket with one of Delaware’s master basket makers, Sherry Pie. Sherry will instruct participants all they need to know while experiencing this hands-on historic craft.
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.
The annual Odessa Brewfest comes to historic Odessa on Saturday, September 7th, 2019. All attendees have access to food & merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables, and more! Your ticket to the Odessa Brewfest gets you unlimited sampling of beer during the full duration of the festival.
Calling all quilters and needlewomen…please join HOF staff and volunteers for our annual “Sew In.” Participants gather to sew and socialize with others with similar interests and should bring their projects, sewing equipment, and a bag lunch.
Historic Odessa's annual Easter Egg hunt takes place Sunday, April 14th at the Wilson-Warner House. The hunt is for toddlers to 5th graders—bring your Easter baskets and join in fun! Egg hunt and craft.
Historic Odessa reopens for Spring tours on March 1. HOF is open to the public March through December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday 1 PM – 4:30 PM, Monday by reservation. Plan Your Visit »
The Historic Odessa Foundation recognizes Juneteenth, the traditional celebration dating to 1865 commemorating the end of slavery in America. Tours of the National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit: “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story” will be offered free of charge.
Explore the plants typically found in the backyards of 18th century Odessa
Nothing smells better than sweet desserts fresh out of the oven
Join us for a school tour sampler designed just for homeschoolers. Take your family back in time to explore the 18th century in colonial Odessa. Our site offers a unique and well-documented picture of early American life in our interactive, hands-on educational workshops.
Celebrate Harriet Tubman Day by visiting our National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit, “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story”. Join our docents from 10am to 4pm as they follow in the footsteps of Sam, a fugitive slave from Maryland who was given refuge in the Corbit-Sharp House.
Explore the Collins sharp House as our costumed interpreters capture the flavors of authentic 18th century hearth cooking. Savor the sights and aromas of mouthwatering dishes cooked over an open fire using the tools, recipes and techniques used in colonial Odessa. Admission is included in the general tour.