Harriet Tubman Marker

Harriet Tubman Marker Unveiled in 2014, this historic marker chronicles the Harriet Tubman-Tilly Escape where Harriet and the slave, Tilly, came south from Baltimore to Seaford and stayed at the old Coulbourn Hotel location, across from Seaford City Hall on High and Market Streets. To help commemorate Tubman’s journey, and the dedication of the historic […]

Hearn and Rawlins Mill

Hearn and Rawlins Mill Listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), this site has had a mill on it since 1820. The first mill burned down in 1879, and was replaced shortly afterward with the present one. This mill currently not in operation at this time. Hearn and Rawlins, with a history going […]

Cannon-Maston House

Cannon-Maston House Constructed in 1727, and enlarged in 1733; the Cannon-Maston House is one of Sussex County’s oldest brick buildings. The house was built by Thomas Cannon on land that he inherited from his father, James, after he passed away in 1712. The house’s other namesake; Halsey H. Maston, purchased the home from the Cannon […]

Ross Mansion and Plantation

Ross Mansion and Plantation This 1,389-acre property includes an 1859 Italianate-style mansion, a Gothic Revival honeymoon cottage, a historic slave quarter and a number of other outbuildings. Begun in 1856, the Ross Plantation was the home of former Delaware Governor William Ross. The romantic approach to the Italianate mansion was a typical style for wealthy […]