Governor Ross Mansion & Plantation

Learn about life in the Victorian countryside. The life of William Henry Harrison Ross and his contributions to Delaware are preserved in this Victorian Italianate mansion, and its 20 acres of spacious grounds, farm buildings, and log slave quarter. Time remains still at the Ross Mansion, where period details remain from a more gracious life. Grind coffee and shell corn with authentic tools, or learn about Victorian games. Special all-day tours for 8th-12th grades include guides of the granary, smokehouse, stable, and more. Tours can be modified for academic requirements or other grade levels. Picnic area is available.
Contact Info 
Address: 23669 Ross Station Road, Seaford, DE 19973. Sussex County. Tel: 302-628-9828. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 3rd-12th grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue