Marvel Carriage Museum

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Days/hours of operation: Open year round (weather permitting) by appointment only. Call number above to schedule your visit.

Tours: Guided tours available. Complete tour takes at least 1.5 – 2 hours to complete. Small gift shop is located in Welcome Center. Call at least a week in advance to schedule your tour. The museum complex consists of several buildings and some walking is necessary.

There are many historic buildings on the museum grounds such as the Ellis School, a one room schoolhouse built in 1833, the 1890 Epworth Methodist Church and the 1880’s blacksmith shop.
Also, the museum grounds are the home for the Delaware Telephone Museum, Sanger Western Auto Museum, the Boyer train exhibit and the original world’s largest frying pan that was used at the Delmarva Chicken Cooking contest from 1950 to 1989 when it was taken out of service. There is a brand-new Wagon House on the grounds that houses carriages from Mr. Nutter Marvel's collection. Among these 30+ carriages are the Queen's carriage, the Disney carriage, a peddlers wagon and an 1800's era horse drawn hearse carriage. There are many treasures to be seen here such as the beautiful collection of victrolas, ephemera, photographs, furniture and many more items related to Georgetown history.

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5 Marvel Carriage Museum 11
#1 of 16 things to do in Georgetown
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Amazing History

If you want to have an experience of the telephone from close to the beginning of the era this is the place. Rosalee energetically gave the tour entirely. She shared how she was one of the original...
5 5
Marvel Carriage Museum
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Marvel museum

Wonderful museum. Loved it and our very knowledgeable sweet guide! Telephone museum, carriage museum, church, school house, and more.
5 5
Marvel Carriage Museum
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Georgetown/Sussex County History at its best.

This establishment has been around for years and has much to share about the history of Georgetown and Sussex County. They love to share the history and stories that go with them.
4 5
Marvel Carriage Museum