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Address: 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702-1110
Phone Number: +1 302-368-5703
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The museum is closed for renovations but you can walk around the property. There was a walking trail. I think it might lead to Iron Hill Park. There were pamphlets to read about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2015
Anita K
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Just across the Maryland State line (outside of Elkton, MD. and Newark, DE.) is probably the highest point (above sea level) in Delaware at 400 some feet. Iron Hill is its name and most of the rock strata is in the form of Jasper. This lovely Brown, or Green stone was used for many hundreds of years (long before european... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

The museum is closed for renovations but you can walk around the property. There was a walking trail. I think it might lead to Iron Hill Park. There were pamphlets to read about the history. It was a schoolhouse for black children, 1923-1965. According to the pamphlet, former student survivors up to people in their 90's are helping with the... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

The building that is the museum was an old school house and it had only one room which just had stuffed animals that you might find around this park, they had a stuff black bear and believe me you will never see a wild black bear anywhere near the museum. It does have three hiking trails and the longest is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent the day with our grandson recently. One place we took him was this museum. It's website says it is a children's museum. I think it is a family museum. There is a lot to see in this little former schoolhouse. My three year old grandson was impressed with all the touchable displays. We were lucky... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

This was an African American school that was built in the 1920's by P.S. DuPont. It was used until the 1960's. The school showcases Native American artifacts and the iron mining that took place on the hill. The plans are to build another museum on the property and restore the school as it would have been. I really enjoy the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

Ok so I notice there is no review 4 this cute little museum so I will post one... I finally managed 2 check this place out after years of saying that i would! We took the opportunity when they had an annual open house thingie, I think this was in the Spring I am not sure, so my visit date... More 

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