Upcoming Events in July

Accompanying our photography displays and fashion exhibits being shown throughout July, visitors can also participate in numerous events to learn all about the beauty of Delaware and everyday living in Colonial America!

Colonial Dance: Dover English Country Dancers

On Saturday, July 8The Dover English Country Dancers and The Historic Odessa Foundation Request the honor of your presence at their tenth annual Colonial Dance! Members and the public are invited to participate in learning colonial dances that were popular in the 18th Century.

Come to the HOF Visitor’s Center from 7:30pm to 10:30pm to join in on the fun! It's free for students and all other members are asked to pay $10.00 per person. Learn more about the dance class »

Capturing Light: Landscapes of the Delmarva and Beyond

A new art exhibit opens on Tuesday, July 25 at the Historic Odessa Foundation featuring works from landscape artist Denise Dumont. View marvelous paintings of the rolling dunes of Cape Henlopen State Park and Cape Cod National Seashore, the industrial buildings surrounding Baltimore Harbor, and the magnificence of the Delmarva Peninsula.

This painting exhibit is open until mid-October. Learn more about this exhibit and the artist »

Historic Odessa Brewfest Tickets

Regular general admission and VIP tickets are now ON SALE for the Odessa Brewfest, which takes place at the Wilson-Warner House in Historic Odessa on September 9, 2017.

A $70 VIP ticket gets you in for an early tasting at noon, with access to limited-quantity beers. Gates open at 2 p.m. for $50 General Admission ticket holders. You’ll sample some of the best regional and national craft beers, as well as locally produced wine and spirits. There’ll be food from Cantwell's Tavern, treats from the University of Delaware creamery, live music, choice vendors and great people! Learn more about this amazing annual fundraiser »


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.