Welcome to the Milford Museum
The Milford Museum was established in 1983 in the original Post Office building in downtown Milford. It is located at 121 South Walnut Street. The structure is owned by the State’s Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, and operated by a Commission of the City of Milford. State historic restoration money was used to build a new handicapped access ramp, resurface the parking lot, fix the roof leaks, and upgrade the security and fire systems. Staff used this opportunity to repaint interior galleries, improve signage, and change exhibits. Additional items were moved from storage to display cases. The Museum’s Mission is to promote the history of Milford, her surrounding communities, and general Delaware history through exhibits and special programs. The building contains several permanent and changing exhibit galleries, plus a research library of Delaware publications.
The popular exhibits MADE IN MILFORD and A LEGACY OF CARING: FROM MILFORD EMERGENCY TO BAYHEALTH HOSPITAL will continue to be on display throughout 2019.
Permanent exhibitions include local historic events from the 1700s to the present, shipbuilding, and local businesses. Other exhibits include an historic doll collection, Victorian silverware, Delaware ladybugs,and early Milford baseball. Our newest permanent exhibit is Thank You For Your Service. This exhibit attempts to recognize all Milfordians who served in the military from the Revolutionary War to the present.
Admission to the Museum is free. We encourage young and old, school groups and civic organizations to visit and enjoy learning about Milford’s history. We actively seek items relating to Milford’s history, so that they can be preserved and exhibited for future generations.