VISIT


Visit Woodburn

Tours of Woodburn are open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., by appointment only. Admission is free. Tours must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Find out more and take a tour »


VOLUNTEER


Volunteer at Woodburn

Woodburn's volunteers make our events possible. There are a variety of opportunities, from serving as guides for the public to helping cook hot dogs for the Fall Festival. Sign-up and help out »


ABOUT WOODBURN



Woodburn has served as the official residence of the Governor of Delaware since it was purchased by the state in 1965. Today, historians credit Woodburn's historical importance as much to the home's architecture as to its previous notable residents. Gentlemen farmers, landowners, an abolitionist, two U.S. Senators, two doctors, a dentist, a judge and eight recent Delaware Governors have all left their imprints on this fine home.


Woodburn - Home of Delaware's Governor

This home, built c. 1798 by Charles Hillyard III, is one of the finest Middle Period Georgian houses in Delaware. You will find detailed information on this Web site about the history of Woodburn. We hope that you have a chance to come and visit this beautiful home. Tours of Woodburn are open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., by appointment only. Admission is free. For tour appointments and general information, please contact Corey Marshall-Steele at (302) 739-5656 or via e-mail at Corey.Marshall-Steele@state.de.us.



FUN FACTS


Woodburn Timeline
Woodburn Timeline

Take a look at Woodburn's history using our timeline of important events and happenings.

Woodburn's First Ladies
Ghosts & Legends Ghosts & Legends

Woodburn has long been the subject of local legends and home to other worldly visitors...