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THANK YOU! We are grateful for all the support shown during our recent events! Your support is crucial to our long-term viability!

SUMMER TOURS: Each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. beginning May 29 and

ending August 28, the Village is open for free tours. Click here for details.

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We are fortunate that various local restaurants are very supportive of non-profit organizations in the area. We recently held several Dine & Donate events at The Café on 26 at the end of September and Fins Ale House & Raw Bar in early November. Stay tuned for next year's Dine & Donate fundraisers!

These events make it easy for our neighbors to support us while also patronizing a local business that gives back to the community it serves. 


Village members plan to work with the Indian River School District and other groups to arrange educational excursions to the Historic Village in Ocean View.

One of the Village’s primary goals is to provide interactive learning experiences for local residents to create respect for, and interest in, our past.

Our hope is that these educational excursions will foster a deeper appreciation for history among local residents.


The Village strives to find new and interactive ways to “tell the story” of the growth of Ocean View and Baltimore Hundred.

Past lecture topics have included Civil War Delaware, the History of Sussex County, the Genealogy of the Tunnell-West Family, the History of Halls Store, the Maritime Life of the Coastal Towns, the Growth of the Poultry Industry, and others.

Many lectures are recorded and on our YouTube Channel.



We hope to complete the following projects over the next few years:

  • The Tunnell-West House has a major problem with its exterior siding. Professionals have recommended replacing the siding with the weather- resistant siding available today. We have obtained significant funds through the State Bond Bill to begin (and hopefully complete) this project and preserve this 1860’s home.

  • Complete the interior restoration of the post office, power wash and paint the entire exterior, and restore the exterior windowsills.

  • Minor improvements to the Coastal Towns Museum, the barn, and the Woodhouse for maintenance purposes.

Contributions to these projects as well as general operations are greatly appreciated. Please donate if you wish to make a contribution. The Historic Village in Ocean View is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (26-1719840) and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under Federal and State and law.

The Historic Village needs the financial help of everyone as we work together to remain viable and preserve the history of our coastal towns area. Pledges for specific projects can also be designated and are deeply appreciated. Please consider donating to our organization. 

Come visit us at the following locations. FREE admission when open.

Hall's Store Visitor and Education Center | 1860 Tunnell-West House | 1889 Old Post Office | 1923 Chicken House Replica

39 Central Avenue | Ocean View, Delaware 19970

Coastal Towns Museum Complex

40 West Avenue | Ocean View, Delaware 19970

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