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Johnson Victrola Museum

375 S New St, Dover, DE 19901
+1 302-739-3262
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A must-see if you're anywhere near Dover

This was an extraordinary experience because of the great tour offered by our docent. She explained... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
An absolute Chart Topper!!!!!

We found this museum in our guide book and thought it would be good because of our interest in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Named in honor of local inventor E.R. Johnson, this museum explores the sound recording industry from its beginnings and includes displays of early talking machines, records and other relics from the 1890s to 1929.
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375 S New St, Dover, DE 19901
+1 302-739-3262
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an extraordinary experience because of the great tour offered by our docent. She explained the family and business history of the Victor company, which is full of fascinating people and events. Listening to 100-year-old records on equally old Victrolas was also a high...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this museum in our guide book and thought it would be good because of our interest in music. How wrong were we? It was Brilliant!! We intended just to have a quick look around by ourselves as is our usual preference, but as...More

Thank MoJoTours
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous little museum. They have a great collection and one to be treasured. The staff was great and explained the various items and details. They were very welcoming. This is a real treasure and one everyone needs to support Give them a donation...More

Thank Terra Helman D
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

On the morning of a planned beach day it was rainy so we decided to look into an indoor activity. I was surprised how excited my mother got finding there was a Victrola museum so off we went. The tour guides were great and the...More

Thank njTravelJunkie222
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The guide was a young guy that was very knowledgable on the history of the museum, he was excellent . I went with my son which is a young teen and he enjoyed it as well. The upstairs had a different guide that was not...More

Thank Ginger G
Reviewed 5 July 2017

My husband has an old Victrola so when we saw that there was a museum we thought it would be fun to go. The displays were very informative and fun to read. Unfortunately, our docent was not as impressive. She knew her stuff but she...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great surprise! This is free and well worth the time. The guide Stephen was wonderful, with a lot of facts. There is a large collection upstairs. Very impressive.

Thank Liz Everett W
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I am not a museum person, and I usually steer clear of them. Having said that, I like history of all kinds; it's mainly that I don't have the patience to go through and read all the details and placards. So when my husband and...More

Thank MizCharli
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I was here on visit a few years ago. A great visit with lots of interesting stuff and trivia to learn. I highly recommend it.

Thank JBourne4
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A great little place with a variety of victrolas. We got there kind of late, but were taken on the tour to get all the information on the inventions and history. Really interesting, cool to hear the old pieces played, and got a first hand...More

Thank swearengen
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19 August 2017|
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Response from WoodytheHawk | Reviewed this property |
Hours Wed - Sat 9A - 4:30 PM, Open Wed - Sat., Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year. We were on a tour with a group we were there for several hours
Beth J
11 April 2015|
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Response from jrepok | Reviewed this property |
Check the website!
Harry S
31 December 2014|
Response from mrpoetryman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Harry, the museum is open between 9:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Wednesday through Saturday. It is an amazing place. I hope that you enjoy it.