Welcome to the tranquil village of Odessa, although in colonial times it was a busy grain shipping port. Tour beautifully restored 18th and 19th century homes with outstanding examples of household furnishings made by prominent Delaware cabinet makers. The Historic Odessa Foundation’s collection of regional paintings, prints, textiles, silver and pewter is steeped in Delaware history and rich in the finest samples of mid-Atlantic craftsmanship.
For lunch, we step across the street to Cantwell’s Tavern (built in 1822) where a buffet lunch of Chicken Cordon Blue, Three Cheese Ravioli and Turkey Pot Pie awaits.
Rockwood was built in 1851 as the retirement estate of Joseph Shipley, and it reflects his love of English architecture and landscape design. Original furnishings, memorabilia, historic photos and an extensive family clothing collection help tell the story of an upper-crust family from the mid-19th century through World War I.
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$110 Members/$120 Non-Members