Woodburn, The Governor's House

Serving as the official residence of the Governor since its purchase in 1965, Woodburn is an important building for both its architecture and the historical marks left on it by previous residents. Since its construction in 1798, Woodburn has been home to an abolitionist, a judge, two doctors, and other prominent people of Delaware. Tours of the house study its history and the structure of rooms like the Great Hall, and how previous owners contributed to the house. Other fun highlights of the residence include a portrait wall of First Ladies, and a handful of ghostly local legends involving Woodburn.
 
Contact Info
Address: 151 Kings Highway Southwest, Dover, DE 19901. Kent County. Central DE. Tel: 302-739-5656. Email: corey.marshal-steele@state.de.us. Website: www.woodburn.delaware.gov. Hrs: Weekdays 8:30AM-4PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 3rd-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.  
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies.

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