About the Milford Museum

The Milford Museum is located in Milford's original post office building on the corner of South Walnut Street and South East Second Street. In 1962, the building switched hands to fall under the State of Delaware's Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. From 1962-1983, the building was held by Delaware Health and Social Services. In January 1982, the City appointed the Milford Commission of Landmarks and Museums to initiate plans for a museum. The Milford Museum is currently operated by twelve Commissioners. These additional individuals serve without compensation and are authorized to help fulfill the Mission of the Museum.

Housing over 13,000 artifacts, the Milford Museum is a treasure trove of stories. Each collections item tells its own story about the history of Milford, Delaware and its surrounding areas. Within its walls, the Milford Museum holds many exhibits, ranging from shipbuilding, medical, military, and so many more. Some exhibits are temporary, and will change on a rotating basis.

We acknowledge that the Milford Museum stands upon the land of the Lenni Lenape, who used the Mispillion River that runs through the town as a source for fishing, as well as the forests in the area for hunting.

Board of Directors

A working Board of twelve Commissioners assist with the events and exhibits, and provide local oversight to all Museum operations.


Charles Hammond, President

David Kenton, Vice President Emeritus

Angela Tibbitt, Treasurer

Ya’nelle Powell, Secretary

Learn More

Click to watch and learn more about the history of the Milford Museum and the current & past exhibits on display at the museum.