Governor Ross Mansion & Plantation

Learn about life in the Victorian countryside. The life of William Henry Harrison Ross and his contributions to Delaware are preserved in this Victorian Italianate mansion, and its 20 acres of spacious grounds, farm buildings, and log slave quarter. Time remains still at the Ross Mansion, where period details remain from a more gracious life. Grind coffee and shell corn with authentic tools, or learn about Victorian games. Special all-day tours for 8th-12th grades include guides of the granary, smokehouse, stable, and more. Tours can be modified for academic requirements or other grade levels. Picnic area is available.

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Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Governor Ross Mansion & Plantation

Learn about life in the Victorian countryside. The life of William Henry Harrison Ross and his contributions to Delaware are preserved in this Victorian Italianate mansion, and its 20 acres of spacious grounds, farm buildings, and log slave quarter. Time remains still at the Ross Mansion, where period details remain from a more gracious life. Grind coffee and shell corn with authentic tools, or learn about Victorian games. Special all-day tours for 8th-12th grades include guides of the granary, smokehouse, stable, and more. Tours can be modified for academic requirements or other grade levels. Picnic area is available.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Governor Ross Mansion & Plantation

Learn about life in the Victorian countryside. The life of William Henry Harrison Ross and his contributions to Delaware are preserved in this Victorian Italianate mansion, and its 20 acres of spacious grounds, farm buildings, and log slave quarter. Time remains still at the Ross Mansion, where period details remain from a more gracious life. Grind coffee and shell corn with authentic tools, or learn about Victorian games. Special all-day tours for 8th-12th grades include guides of the granary, smokehouse, stable, and more. Tours can be modified for academic requirements or other grade levels. Picnic area is available.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Governor Ross Mansion & Plantation

Learn about life in the Victorian countryside. The life of William Henry Harrison Ross and his contributions to Delaware are preserved in this Victorian Italianate mansion, and its 20 acres of spacious grounds, farm buildings, and log slave quarter. Time remains still at the Ross Mansion, where period details remain from a more gracious life. Grind coffee and shell corn with authentic tools, or learn about Victorian games. Special all-day tours for 8th-12th grades include guides of the granary, smokehouse, stable, and more. Tours can be modified for academic requirements or other grade levels. Picnic area is available.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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