We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Milton Historical Society

Review Highlights
A pleasant surprise along the roadside

Preserving an historic church (too many are being flattened) n also preserving local history is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington Township, New Jersey
Small but mighty

I do have a real soft spot for small/local museums -- they have so much character & personality... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Milton, Delaware
Read all 20 reviews
All photos (4)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
3 weeks ago
“A pleasant surprise along the roadside”
3 weeks ago
“Small but mighty”
Open: Wed -Sat 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free!Exhibits, walking tours, kids activities.
210 Union St, Milton, DE 19968-1620
+1 302-684-1010
Reviews (20)
Filter reviews
20 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
See what travelers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 20 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Preserving an historic church (too many are being flattened) n also preserving local history is a nice 1-2 punch. Too many folks enjoy the Rehoboth area but know little of nothing of the towns there once they leave the beach and boardwalk. Take some time...More

Thank RGS318
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do have a real soft spot for small/local museums -- they have so much character & personality, and they are the best way to learn about a small town. This one doesn't disappoint! It's charming & fascinating and there is something of interest for...More

Thank Terriinnc
Reviewed June 15, 2018

A nice little museum with helpful volunteers. Opens when there are volunteers, so plan accordingly. Enjoyed learning about Milton.

Thank cara871
Reviewed July 9, 2016

The old church building is attractive, but the collection is pretty small and the history wrightups range from moderately interesting to dull. The volunteer docent was friendly but not very knowledgeable.

1  Thank Charles P
Reviewed March 2, 2016

Aunique place that tells some interesting and unusual stories. Well worth a stop. When have you ever seen, or known about a button making machine? The history of Milton is quite interesting.The setting in this once waschurch gives it a nice feeling

2  Thank TomWall60
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great exhibits and ever changing local artwork. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. It's all about Milton.

2  Thank mmpc12547
Reviewed August 17, 2015

I took the walking tour "Buttons, Boats, Beans, and Beer" hosted by the historical society. It was very interesting to hear about the town's ship building industry and about some of the homes and the old cannery. The tour began and ended at the brewery,...More

3  Thank LoriH438
Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stopped by the museum by chance seeing it was open. Lots of information inside. Interesting history to the small town of Milton. Nice artifacts on display. Good kids corner.

2  Thank EmptyNest2013
Reviewed July 14, 2015

When you go to Milton, be sure to stop into this fabulous little museum that is housed in an old church. I have been many, many times and always enjoy it. While its wonderful exhibits tell the story of this old shipbuilding, buttonmaking town there...More

1  Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Milton Historical Society Museum is housed in a former church that dates back to the 1800s. It's a great building with features still remaining from the church (i.e, beautiful stained glass windows). The exhibits relating to the town's history and development are interesting and...More

1  Thank jrepok
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Quality Inn & Suites
157 reviews
7.34 miles away
Brick Hotel On The Circle
495 reviews
7.38 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Georgetown Delaware Beaches
460 reviews
8.15 miles away
Driftwood Motel
79 reviews
9.11 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 34 nearby restaurants
Po' Boys Creole & Fresh Catch
298 reviews
.65 miles away
The Backyard
197 reviews
.62 miles away
Irish Eyes
151 reviews
.11 miles away
Miltonian Pizzaria & Wing House
111 reviews
.69 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 15 nearby attractions
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
540 reviews
.62 miles away
Milton Theatre
71 reviews
.08 miles away
Milton Memorial Park
15 reviews
.24 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Milton Historical Society staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines