Explore our History
Delaware is full of history, and Sussex County is no exception. With over four hundred years of history in this small state, there is no shortage of history around.
Our history is awesome. Did you know the earliest European settlements in Delaware can be found in Sussex County as early as 1631? That’s only 10 years after The Mayflower landed. Not to mention that Native American populations populated Delaware for hundreds of years before the settlers. With history like that, you’re sure to find museums, trails, and historical artifacts all over Sussex County.
History is in reach of our beach!
Given Delaware’s extensive history, we have developed several itineraries for exploring Delaware’s most iconic historic places, museums, and attractions. We have old churches, pre-Revolutionary War history, Native American historic locations, and more.
Some of our most popular historic landmarks include Civil War era buildings including Delaware’s only documents surviving slave quarters on Governor Ross’s plantation. Explore all of our featured attractions below for more about our favorite historic spots in Sussex County.
The Laurel Heritage Museum / Greater Laurel Chamber of Commerce
Old Christ Church
Laurel Historical Society / The Cook House Museum
302-875-1344 (leave a message) or call 302-875-2820
Governor Ross Plantation (Mansion and outbuildings)
Bridgeville Historical Society / Museum