- Historic Sites
Discover Sea Shipwreck Museum
Discoveries from the Sea Shipwreck Museum was founded with the goal of recovering and preserving Delaware's maritime heritage. The shipwreck museum opened in July of 1995 and is an ever-changing exhibit that expands and diversifies with the acquisitions of new artifacts as they are recovered. The collection of shipwreck and recovered artifacts at the museum is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic and contains shipwreck artifacts both regional and worldwide. The current location houses about 10,000 artifacts at all times, while the other 80% are rotated throughout museum exhibits around the world, with the long- range goal of expanding facilities to exhibit the entire collection at one location.