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Address: 201 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2007
Phone Number: +1 302-378-4119

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Hidden Historical Gem

I had my second visit here last weekend. The historical house (3 of them) tour is wonderful...nice detail on family life back in the 18th c. Glad the society is taking such good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I had my second visit here last weekend. The historical house (3 of them) tour is wonderful...nice detail on family life back in the 18th c. Glad the society is taking such good care of the homes and adding special events through the year. Check out the GREAT Cantwells's Tavern and Restaurant...very good food..and if you still have time...take the... More 

Thank dra1111doggys
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Delaware is quirky in so many ways, often thanks to DuPont money, and this is no exception. The concept is that several houses have been preserved to their 18th century grandeur. We took our kids on the family haversack tour (the kids get haversacks stuffed with fun things to pull out at different points along the way - $18 for... More 

Thank HappyTraveler2007
Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This is a little out of the way, but we'll worth the visit! The guides were incredible in their knowledge and humour. In addition they wanted to share their knowledge with us, the visiting public. We went through three houses from the 1700's which are painstakingly restored and well kept. We asked lots of questions and our guides did not... More 

Thank Shawn H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Always love to come here and visit the Historic homes of Odessa, Delaware. Stately and beautiful the homes and gardens are like going back in time.

Thank Paul S
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Please do not repeat my mistake: I was there on a Monday and the Historical Society conducting free tours was closed. We walked around and took photos, but from what we saw, most of the historical houses had signs “Private” which makes it highly unlikely to be open for visits. We had drinks at Cantwell's Tavern (separate review) and decided... More 

Thank Oliver S
Hartly, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

These are some truly beautiful homes. It's great to just walk up and down the street to just admire the historic nature of the homes and the exquisite architecture of the federalist period.

1 Thank AshleyMEvans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

What a charming town. They've made a effort to conserve the historic atmosphere and it worked. The town has about 350 residents and is easily walkable.

1 Thank Sue in reho K
Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Very interesting quaint little town with lots of history. There is a fine restaurant with good food in what used to be an old hotel on the main st

1 Thank Peteo72
New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

We made a special trip from NY to Historic Odessa DE with the express intention of touring the Historic Houses of Odessa. We are very glad that we did! Our docent, Pearl Ann was very knowledgeable and we had gotten to tour 3 houses (Collins-Sharpe, Corbert-Sharpe and Wilson Warner House). Historic Houses ranged from 1700 to mid 19th Century and... More 

1 Thank eminker
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

We were in Odessa in December and stopped by the visitors bureau to see what was available. Even though it was a Monday and the Christmas home tour was not available one of the docents offered to give us a personal tour of the three homes on the tour. She was delightful and a wealth of knowledge regarding the 18th... More 

1 Thank FlyfisherAlan

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