Upcoming July Events

Wilson-Warner House

Spend the day exploring the houses and gardens of beautiful Historic Odessa, Delaware. Guided tours are available Tuesday through Sunday, 10am - 4:30pm.

Quilters Day

Calling all quilters and needlewomen! Join HOF staff and volunteers for our annual “Sew In” on Monday, July 9. Participants gather to sew and socialize with others with similar interests and should bring their projects, sewing equipment, and a bag lunch. Learn more about this workshop »

Colonial Dance: Dover English Country Dancers

The Dover English Country Dancers and The Historic Odessa Foundation Request the honor of your presence at their 11th annual Colonial Dance on Saturday, July 14. Members and the public are invited to participate in learning colonial dances that were popular in the 18th Century. Learn more about this event »

Sugar Shakers: The Inez Sunshine and Tony Samolsky Collection

Visit HOF's newest petite exhibit of twenty antique sugar shakers represents thirty years of collecting and treasuring venerable Victorian tableware. These collectable table items from the late 19th century and early 20th century are now open for viewing at the Visitor's Center. Learn more about this exhibit »

Historic Odessa Evening Tour

Join us on Thursday, July 26 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 »

Current Exhibits

As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from the Bramble Collection

The As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection is now open to the public. Admire 18th and 19th century tea caddies from the vast Bramble collection that was built over two generations and features more than 400 examples. Learn more about this exhibit »

A Tapestry of Relationships: Collecting Delaware Art

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce A Tapestry of Relationships: Collecting Delaware Art, a temporary loan exhibition that includes contemporary Delaware art from the collection of N. Taylor Collins, now open to the public. Learn more about this exhibit »


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.