Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm

Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm

Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm
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Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm is a living history museum with tours and programs focusing on a variety of aspects of the Early Republic (1790-1830): the gristmill, the textile factory, and daily life at the 1794 Philips House and 19th century farm with heritage livestock. Open to the public the second Saturday of the month (April-October) from 11-3pm except holiday weekends. Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm is open through the week, year round, by reservation both for groups and individuals.
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Brenda S
Wilmington, Delaware, United States24 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
I worked for Girl Scout of the Chesapeake Bay and was always looking for a place to visit that was interesting, not too expensive and would lend itself to earning badges. The Greenbank farm fills every ticket. The Revolutionary period farm features sheep (their specialty) and other farm yard friends. The stone houses and outbuildings were the actual buildings of the era, though some were reconstructed. A tour of the grounds by docents dressed in period clothing made the history of the place come alive for the girls. There were activities in one of the buildings that helped us fulfill a history badge. The girls talked about the sheep and geese all the way home. The Farm is situated near Prices Corner shopping center, off Greenbank Road and Kirkwood Highway. Plenty of parking and no long walks to each visiting site. A real pleasure on a lovely summer day, pretending we were back in the 1770's!
Written June 21, 2016
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Thank you very much for such a wonderful description of our site. We are so happy that you and the Girl Scouts enjoyed the day kicking it colonial with us.
Written April 28, 2017
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Thomas G
22 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
This little mill is nearly hidden in plain view. They have nice programs and the place has a long and storied history.
Written April 26, 2017
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So happy that you have enjoyed your visits to our wonderful historic site, Thomas! We hope to see you again soon.
Written April 28, 2017
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RedHenandchix
Arden, DE16 contributions
May 2015 • Family
Greenbank has heritage sheep, a great location, and a bit of history. Particularly look for their special events, like sheep shearing, and let the kids see how people made cloth and dyed it from their gardens, not so long ago. Fun when the steam train goes by.
Written February 14, 2016
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Thank you! We hope to see you back again for this year's Shearing Day & Herb Sale! Each year we're looking to improve the event to make it even better for our visitors.
Written April 28, 2017
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MominOC
Orange County, CA4,641 contributions
Oct 2021
this area is near the train depot and is nice to relax in while you wait for your train's departure.
Written November 10, 2021
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,452 contributions
Sep 2018
This simple open area park is perfect for families with children . Good place to stroll and bike. Baseball field. Not a destination for people from outside the area.
Written September 3, 2018
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av8r4u
Hockessin, DE30 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
Four outside Pickleball courts on an existing Tennis court (court No. 4). These courts have lights, so you can play at night. The park is right off of Greenbank Road in between Kirkwood Hwy (Hwy 2) and Newport Gap Pike (Hwy 41). The facility has shaded parking and portable restrooms. The three other tennis courts along with the shared pickleball/tennis court are on a first-come first serve basis.
Written March 13, 2016
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