Upcoming August Events

N. Taylor Collins with Delaware art collection

This August three Historic Odessa Foundation exhibits are closing. But it's not to late to see them!

Exhibits Closing

It is your last chance to view paintings from local artists at the A Tapestry of Relationships: Collecting Delaware Art exhibit. This collection of contemporary art will close Sunday, August 19 at 4:00pm. Learn more about this exhibit »

Sugar Shakers: The Inez Sunshine and Tony Samolsky Collection is leaving the Visitor’s Center on Saturday, August 25. This petite exhibit of twenty antique sugar shakers represents thirty years of collecting and treasuring this venerable Victorian tableware. Learn more about this exhibit » 

Admire 18th and 19th century tea caddies from the As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection before it closes on Sunday, August 26 at 4:00pm. The Bramble collection that was built over two generations and features more than 400 examples. Learn more about this exhibit »

Historic Odessa Evening Tour

Join us the last Thursday of the month on August 30 for an evening tour of the houses at Historic Odessa. At the end of the personal tour enjoy beverages and festive treats at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700. Tours are $15 per person, reservations are required by calling 302-378-4119. Reserve a spot »

Interested in touring our historic houses? Reserve a group or school tour for the spring any time Tuesday through Sunday, 10am - 4:30pm.

2018 Historic Odessa Brewfest

The annual Historic Odessa Brewfest returns to historic Odessa for its fifth year on Saturday, September 8. 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. Buy a ticket today »

The Historic Odessa Brewfest is a fund-raising event for the Historic Odessa Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the legacy of the Historic Houses of Odessa for future generations, through commitment to the preservation of Odessa’s unique historic, architectural, and cultural heritage.


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.