Upcoming Spring Events

Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection

Our historic buildings re-open tomorrow to the public! Reserve a group or school tour for the spring any time Tuesday through Sunday, 10 AM - 4:30 PM. And with a great line-up of events and exhibits over the next few months, now is the time to visit Historic Odessa, Delaware. 

HOF Celebrates Harriet Tubman Day

Celebrate Harriet Tubman Day on Friday, March 16 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. Learn more about this event »

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Historic Odessa's annual Easter Egg hunt takes place Sunday, March 25 at the Wilson-Warner House. The hunt is for toddlers to 5th graders, bring your Easter baskets and join in fun! This event is free and open to the public! For reservations, please call (302) 378-4119. Reserve a spot »

Mapping America 1641-1900: The H. Rodney Sharp Map Collection

View colonial era maps from the H. Rodney Sharp collection. Many of these maps were acquired by reference to 18th century William Corbit inventories for display in the National Historic Landmark Corbit-Sharp house. Additional maps have remained in the Sharp descendant families and are on loan for this exhibit. The exhibit will close Sunday, April 8Learn more about this exhibit »

Bake Oven Workshop

Join our hearth cooks as they fire up our outdoor bake oven on Monday, April 30 for a day of bread baking. Space in the oven is limited, so make your reservation early. Reservations are required, please call 302-378-4119. A small participation fee is required: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Learn more about the workshop »

Exhibits Opening

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection, a temporary exhibition that includes 18th and 19th century tea caddies from the vast Bramble collection, opening on Tuesday, April 3, and continuing through Sunday, August 26. The collection was built over two generations and features more than 400 examples, spanning the period from 1700 to the present.
Learn more about As Precious As Gold »

Admire the imaginative artwork created by talented local students at our Middletown High School Advanced Placement Art Show. The Historic Odessa Foundation is proud to showcase the student’s artwork at the Visitor's Center Gallery from Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 29
Learn more about the Advanced Placement Art Show »


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.