Rehoboth Beach Historical Society

If you’re looking for a relaxing family getaway, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is the perfect destination. You’ll be able to experience everything from family activities at the beach to fresh seafood caught just minutes away from any of the local restaurants.

For a little history and culture during your vacation, be sure to visit the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. This museum is a fantastic destination for children and adults alike, and it’s all just minutes away from our Delaware vacation rentals!

When was the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Founded?

Founded in 1975, the Rehoboth Beach Museum exhibits artifacts that teach locals and visitors alike about the development of the community. Let yourself be transported back in time with the beach-themed artifacts that call back to a simpler lifestyle. Let your kids get involved in the interactive exhibits and spend the afternoon learning more about this hidden gem of Delaware.

The Rehoboth Beach Museum has long been a staple of the area, and it’s a perfect way to add a unique stop to your itinerary. The staff is always welcoming and helpful, willing to tell you anything you’d like to know about the history of the area or the artifacts you see. Stay as long as you like to get the full picture of the beach’s history!


The Rehoboth Beach Museum features a combination of permanent artifacts and rotating exhibits. You can gaze on the authentic maps and photos from the area’s early history, or check out the vintage bathing suits and postcards that give you an idea of what the beaches may have looked like. You’ll also find archaeological artifacts, sand pails, and surfboards. The museum is getting new donations all the time, so you’re likely to find a new interesting piece every time you visit!

The museum is a great destination for the family, as children are always welcome. There’s even a special room just for them! Bring the kids to participate in a scavenger hunt or simply look around at all the fascinating artifacts. Be sure to let them check out the funhouse mirror as well! Keep in mind that children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Once you’re done inside, head next door to Grove Park to let your kids run around at the playground!

In addition to the permanent artifacts, the Rehoboth Beach Museum holds various events throughout the year. Head inside to get out of the hot sun or an afternoon shower and learn about the area from the knowledgeable staff or the special guest speakers. Events rotate and change throughout the year, so visit the Rehoboth Beach Museum’s website for a full calendar to discover what’s happening while you’re in town!

Plan Your Vacation

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General Information

The Rehoboth Beach Museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue. Their winter hours, which run from November 1st through Memorial Day, are Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Summer hours run from Memorial Day through October 31st, when the museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

This museum is also a budget-friendly destination, as there is no set admission price. Instead, admission to the museum is on a voluntary donation basis. Give as much as you’re able to support the museum in its efforts to preserve the rich history of Rehoboth Beach and educate the visitors and locals that walk through the doors.

Traveling with a large group? No problem! The Historical Society welcomes groups of all sizes, ages, and abilities. You’ll find handicap-accessible facilities, and you can even request a tour guide to take your group through the museum. To plan your group visit, contact the museum at (302) 227-7310. While there are plenty of fantastic museums in Rehoboth, the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society is simply not to be missed. Best of all, it’s just down the street from our Rehoboth Beach rentals.