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Historic Odessa Foundation

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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frozen in time

An intact 18th century town that . is well worth the visit. Tour is very informative and a nice... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
lovetotrav0
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Cresskill, New Jersey
Lovely visit to historic Odessa

This is a must-see corner of the world to understand and appreciate period homes and gardens. The... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
BotticelliDiva
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Philadelphia
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Welcome to the tranquil village of Odessa, in colonial times, a busy grain shipping port known as Cantwell's Bridge. Stroll its tree-lined streets. Tour the beautifully restored 18th and 19th-century houses. Wander through picturesque gardens. Dine...more
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201 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2007
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

An intact 18th century town that . is well worth the visit. Tour is very informative and a nice tavern to eat at. Id come back at Christmas.

Date of experience: July 2018
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StephenS4931, Manager at Historic Odessa Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Please do join us during the holidays. It is spectacular.

Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a must-see corner of the world to understand and appreciate period homes and gardens. The project is meticulously cared-for and beloved by the local citizens.

Date of experience: July 2018
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StephenS4931, Manager at Historic Odessa Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation.

Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Our docent provided a wonderful tour and was extremely knowledgeable. I enjoyed the tour of homes and the insights of our docent into that period of history.

Date of experience: December 2017
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StephenS4931, Manager at Historic Odessa Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Come on back for Chrismas 2018. We'd love to have you.

Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Old homes and their stories are always fun. We had a nice man for our tour guide I forgot his name but he was 80 something

Date of experience: September 2017
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StephenS4931, Manager at Historic Odessa Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

We have many great volunteers to guide your experience in Odessa. Check out our website - maybe photos and stories will jog your memory. https://www.historicodessa.org/news/volunteer-of-the-month

Reviewed September 4, 2017

These restored 18th century homes of historic Odessa are well worth a visit. They range from a basic cottage to a huge manor house, furnished with many original pieces. Thanks to the small number of visitors (just my wife and I in our group) our...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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StephenS4931, Manager at Historic Odessa Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thank you Bill for the wonderful review and information about Historic Odessa.

Reviewed March 3, 2017

I visited Odessa. I found it to be very interesting. The Docent was interesting. Each house told a story of young America and the people who lived during those time periods.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Julie B
StephenS4931, Manager at Historic Odessa Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thank you Julie. Please come visit us again. Christmas is a great time to return.

Reviewed December 29, 2016

We took a tour of three historic houses sponsored by the Historic Odessa Foundation. The tour itself was $10 for three houses and that certainly was worth the money. The first two houses the tour guide talked about the history of the house and the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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StephenS4931, Manager at Historic Odessa Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thanks Ephyfe Each year around the holidays, the Historic Odessa Foundation provides a holiday theme which is a wonderful, historic addition to the collection of artifacts and homes. Please visit us again maybe earlier in the season to tour more of the historic aspects of...More

Reviewed September 8, 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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 3, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed May 23, 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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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