Woodburn, the Governor’s House

Serving as the official residence of the Governor since its purchase in 1965, Woodburn is an important building for both its architecture and the historical marks left on it by previous residents. Since its construction in 1798, Woodburn has been home to an abolitionist, a judge, two doctors, and other prominent people of Delaware. Tours of the house study its history and the structure of rooms like the Great Hall, and how previous owners contributed to the house. Other fun highlights of the residence include a portrait wall of First Ladies, and a handful of ghostly local legends involving Woodburn.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8:30AM-4PM.

School

School groups can take a tour of the house to learn about the history of Woodburn, the official residence of the governor of Delaware. Discover the home's architecture, such as the structure of rooms like the Great Hall and Dining Room, and the historical importance of Woodburn’s past residents. Students can also view the portrait Wall of First Ladies, hear a handful of ghostly local legends involving Woodburn, and appreciate the exterior and gardens of Woodburn.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, American Revolution, Architecture, Art, Colonial American History, Painting.

contact info
Name: Kristy Huxhold
Phone: 302-739-5656
Email: Kristy.Huxhold@state.de.us

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email, Fax. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: N/A Accessible To: PD.

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.

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Woodburn, the Governor’s House

Serving as the official residence of the Governor since its purchase in 1965, Woodburn is an important building for both its architecture and the historical marks left on it by previous residents. Since its construction in 1798, Woodburn has been home to an abolitionist, a judge, two doctors, and other prominent people of Delaware. Tours of the house study its history and the structure of rooms like the Great Hall, and how previous owners contributed to the house. Other fun highlights of the residence include a portrait wall of First Ladies, and a handful of ghostly local legends involving Woodburn.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8:30AM-4PM.

Scouts

Scout troops can take a tour of the house to learn about the history of Woodburn. Discover the home's architecture, such as the structure of rooms like the Great Hall and Dining Room, and the historical importance of Woodburn’s past residents. Scouts can also view the portrait Wall of First Ladies, hear a handful of ghostly local legends involving Woodburn, and appreciate the exterior and gardens of Woodburn. A field trip to Woodburn supports the American Heritage merit badge.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American Heritage, American History, American Revolution, Architecture, Art, Colonial American History, Painting.

contact info
Name: Kristy Huxhold
Phone: 302-739-5656
Email: Kristy.Huxhold@state.de.us

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email, Fax. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Free Accessible To: PD.

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>>

Woodburn, the Governor’s House

Serving as the official residence of the Governor since its purchase in 1965, Woodburn is an important building for both its architecture and the historical marks left on it by previous residents. Since its construction in 1798, Woodburn has been home to an abolitionist, a judge, two doctors, and other prominent people of Delaware. Tours of the house study its history and the structure of rooms like the Great Hall, and how previous owners contributed to the house. Other fun highlights of the residence include a portrait wall of First Ladies, and a handful of ghostly local legends involving Woodburn.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8:30AM-4PM.

Camp

Camp groups can take a tour of the house to learn about the history of Woodburn, the official residence of the governor of Delaware. Discover the home's architecture, such as the structure of rooms like the Great Hall and Dining Room, and the historical importance of Woodburn’s past residents. Campers can also view the portrait Wall of First Ladies, hear a handful of ghostly local legends involving Woodburn, and appreciate the exterior and gardens of Woodburn.

topics covered:
American History, American Revolution, Architecture, Art, Colonial American History, Painting.

contact info
Name: Kristy Huxhold
Phone: 302-739-5656
Email: Kristy.Huxhold@state.de.us

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email, Fax. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Free Accessible To: PD.

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>>

Woodburn, the Governor’s House

Serving as the official residence of the Governor since its purchase in 1965, Woodburn is an important building for both its architecture and the historical marks left on it by previous residents. Since its construction in 1798, Woodburn has been home to an abolitionist, a judge, two doctors, and other prominent people of Delaware. Tours of the house study its history and the structure of rooms like the Great Hall, and how previous owners contributed to the house. Other fun highlights of the residence include a portrait wall of First Ladies, and a handful of ghostly local legends involving Woodburn.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8:30AM-4PM.

Homeschool

Homeschool groups can take a tour of the house to learn about the history of Woodburn, the official residence of the governor of Delaware. Discover the home's architecture, such as the structure of rooms like the Great Hall and Dining Room, and the historical importance of Woodburn’s past residents. Students can also view the portrait Wall of First Ladies, hear a handful of ghostly local legends involving Woodburn, and appreciate the exterior and gardens of Woodburn.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, American Revolution, Architecture, Art, Colonial American History, Painting.

contact info
Name: Kristy Huxhold
Phone: 302-739-5656
Email: Kristy.Huxhold@state.de.us

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email, Fax. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Free Accessible To: PD.

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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