Last Chance to Visit Holidays in Odessa

2018 Holidays in Odessa

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! It is your last chance to come visit Odessa, Delaware this holiday season to celebrate classic Christmas poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas

This delightful story published in 1822, often referred to as "Twas The Night Before Christmas", will be recreated again at the Wilson Warner House (c. 1769). This special holiday exhibit closes Sunday, December 31 at 4:30pm. Learn more »

Festive Food Demonstration

Top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as HOF hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season. 

Join us on Saturday, December 30 from 10am to 3pm. Learn more about this event »

Mapping America Exhibit

The Historic Odessa Foundation has extended its exhibit of The H. Rodney Sharp Map Collection through Saturday, March 31, 2018

H. Rodney Sharp collected maps and displayed them in his home, “Gibraltar”, in Wilmington, DE. These beautiful antique maps are on display in Historic Odessa's Visitor Center for the general public to enjoy.

This exhibit is free to the general public. Learn more »


Your complimentary guided tour, guest passes, discounts, and invitations await when you renew your membership today. Become a member — your gift affords you not only access to the Historic Houses and surrounding gardens, but also helps to preserve, enhance, and share Odessa with visitors, scholars, and students all year long.