What to do and see in Seaford, United States: The Best Places and Tips

February 1, 2018 Vergie Nakamoto

Seaford is a city located along the Nanticoke River in Sussex County, Delaware. According to the 2010 Census Bureau figures, the population of the city is 6,928, an increase of 3.4% from the 2000 census. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Seaford

1. Governor Ross Mansion

1101 N Pine Street Ext, Seaford, DE 19973-5754 +1 302-628-9500
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Governor Ross Mansion

Reviewed By podrozniczka60 - New Jersey

This is probably the furthest north "southern plantation" I have seen. The Seaford Historical Society is taking excellent care of this property.They also seem to offer a lot of educational programs. The Ross Mansion, Slave Quarters, granary are some of the attractions. Inexpensive and educational.

2. Antique Alley of Bridgeville, LLC

18208 Sussex Hwy, Bridgeville, DE 19933 +1 302-337-3137
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5 based on 17 reviews

Antique Alley of Bridgeville, LLC

20,000 Sq Ft climate controlled shopping. Over 65 vendors and 125 booths, all with a variety of items. Antiques, collectibles, furniture, handmade wreaths, jewelry, vintage, shabby sheek, childrens corner, a little bit of everything! You never know what treasures you may find at Antique Alley of Bridgeville, LLC

Reviewed By Kim Z - Princeton, New Jersey

Huge antique store with lots of stuff for everyone. Great prices and sometimes booths have 50% off. What bargins! I have found such great treasures at this place. Recent purchase was a beautiful wine rack cabinet at 50% on that day! Would highly recommend. You could spend hours in this large store.

3. Skydive Delmarva

32524 Aero Dr, Laurel, DE 19956-4394
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5 based on 8 reviews

Skydive Delmarva

Reviewed By Kedwards91011 - Hockessin, Delaware

The employees of this operation are fantastic. Super friendly and helpful. For a potential nerve racking experience, this went super smooth. Only stress was would the sky hold out for perfect diving. My son jumped with a trained diver. Awesome guy. He told me son clearly and calmly what would happen and what he had to do. Went exactly as he said. The videographer is worth investing in. Video is great and so are still pictures. Going again in the spring for jump number 2!

4. The Seaford Museum

203 High St, Seaford, DE 19973-3909
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

The Seaford Museum

Reviewed By Chimesboss - Ocean View, Delaware

Seaford was once the nylon capital of the world. From small rural transportation center in the 1930's the railroad and boat traffic connected here, to the place were nylon was first spun into thread in industrial quantity came in that decade.

The museum has a wide variety of artifacts, and ranges over many different aspects of life in this town. It touches on its most notorious resident Patty Cannon a pirate in a skirt on dry land, touches on the always touchy issue of race, water and a number of other aspects of the life of the town. You find out things like in addition to the birthplace of synthetic textile production, it also was the birthplace of the right on red road rule and its connection to the textile plant.

What was not covered in detail was the farm life, beyond poultry production that may well have driven the waterfront shipping and rail connections but there was much else to see in it. Allow yourself time and plan to come back. The docent we met was informative and willing to tour you through the museum and knew her stuff.

A package of admission to both the museum and the Governor Ross home, an antebellum home on the outskirts of town is available, but be forewarned unless you start the day early it isn't possible to give each the time they need. The good news is the tickets are good for a year so it is a bargain.

As newcomers to Delmarva, beyond the beaches this was one of the better introductions to life in these communities.

5. T.S. Smith & Sons

8899 Redden Rd, Bridgeville, DE 19933-4749 +1 302-337-8271
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

T.S. Smith & Sons

Reviewed By John B - Bridgeville, Delaware

Whether you're a local or a beach traveler passing through, if you're looking for fresh produce, this is an excellent stop. Try the Apple cider donuts when they have them. Hot and tasty treat. Jams and jellies are excellent.
The place is located just off 13 south and barely out of your way, a block down the r o ad.

6. Old Christ Church, Laurel

Chipman's Pond Rd. and Christ Church Road, Broad Creek Hundred, Laurel, DE 19956-0395 +1 302-430-4310
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Old Christ Church, Laurel

Reviewed By Maggie P - Laurel, Delaware

I was at Old Christ Church, Laurel two days ago for a special concert. There is not a lot to see, on one level: just the church, in a beautiful setting on the shores of Chipmans Pond. The church was built in 1771, and has never been plumbed or electrified. Delaware governor Nathaniel Mitchell, Revolutionary War veteran, is buried in the little graveyard. Inside, the acoustics for a concert or a sermon are wonderful. Also see the three story pulpit, the balcony which contains exhibits about the history of Old Christ Church, and the box pews. Open for Sunday services, first Sundays of the months June through September. Also, special holiday services, and OCC is available for weddings. http://www.dioceseofdelaware.net/old-christ-church-laurel/

7. Woodland Ferry

Seaford, DE +1 302-629-7742
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5 based on 4 reviews

Woodland Ferry

Reviewed By Chimesboss - Ocean View, Delaware

The Woodland Ferry, claims to be one of the oldest if not the oldest continuously operated ferry crossing in the United States. It times into the history/legend of Patty Cannon and her family. Cannon was a crime boss in early 19th century Delaware the ferry which bore her family name till th 20th century was one of the ways she dodged those who pursued her over the years as she drifted accross state lines to out run police. The boat is modern having been pu in service less than 10 years ago and free.

Pedestrians, bikers and cars can make the crossing. Cannon Hall near the ferry is undergoing restoration so we could not visit it at this time. Despite the name it was not her home which was a little further down the road and demolished in 1948. It is a pretty place and a place you can step out of time and imagine what it would have been like a hundred or for that matter 200 years ago.

8. Downtown Alley

112 Market St, Bridgeville, DE 19933-1140 +1 302-956-6984
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Downtown Alley

Downtown Alley is an addition to Antique Alley of Bridgeville.... In addition to antiques we have gift items, homemade items, home decor, world famous Eagle Wingz sauces, and just a little something for everyone

Reviewed By rob24 - Hillsborough, New Jersey

Stopped by this store after leaving Antique Alley. Much smaller, but still a nice mix of vendors and displays. A nice shop with friendly employees - worth a visit

9. Bridgeville Historical Society Museum

102 S Williams St, Bridgeville, DE 19933-1137 +1 302-337-8595
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Bridgeville Historical Society Museum

Reviewed By daisyferret1 - Delaware

Stopped in the Bridgeville Historical Society Museum during the annual Apple scrapple festival (2nd full weekend in October). This is my second visit to the museum. I visited previously during another Apple Scrapple festival several years back. The museum is rather small, just one small room. They have some information on Rapa scrapple, railroads, agriculture, T.S. smith & sons and etc. They had an organ, a vintage dress, a cider press and some other artifacts regarding the region on display. I was not real impressed with the museum. It was free during the festival, so nothing lost. The staff really did not engage us much, so that was disappointing. Maybe if they took the time to point out some interesting tidbits, it would have peaked our interest to read more, but we just strolled in & back out onto the street.

10. Weatherd Treasures

401 High St, Seaford, DE 19973-3938 +1 302-629-4139
Weatherd Treasures

Wide selection of primitive country decor & rustic antiques. variety of barnwood furniture, inspirational signage, solid wood furniture & home accessories.

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