Self-guided tours of special exhibitions will re-open to the public on July 1, 2020, in a three-phase system under new social distancing guidelines set by the State of Delaware. Visitors will be required to wear masks at all times when in our buildings.
The Bank will be open for self-guided tours for up to 20 people at a time observing social distancing guidelines. Guided tours will be by reservation for up to 5 people including the guide and must be paid for in advance of the tour.
Guided tours will reopen to the public when the State of Delaware reaches phase 3 of the reopening; offered Tuesday through Saturday: 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM; and Sunday 1 PM and 3 PM by prepaid reservation only.
Explore the past together, as a family! All children in the group will be given a cap and a haversack containing a spyglass, slate and slate pencil, fire starter kit, pocket watch, and a Bilbo catcher. In addition, activities include age-appropriate school lessons, a copy of “Rules for Behavior in Company,” and a Corbit-Sharp House scavenger hunt.
Delaware family tours: Historic Odessa
As with our traditional tours, guides begin by giving an orientation to the town and its early history. Geography plays a large role in this introduction and children enjoy orienting themselves with their compass and spyglass. Families are instructed on the kind of behavior that would have been expected of them in the 18th century. Use the “Rules for Behavior in Company” from The School of Manners printed in London in 1701 as a basis – and come away with a great appreciation for how times have changed.
$18.00 for the entire family, regardless of size.
Since some additional time will be needed for family activities while on the tour, some areas visited during a traditional tour may be omitted.