Winterthur. Created by Henry Francis DuPont, Winterthur is the nation's premiere collection of American decorative arts. The museum contains galleries and scores of period rooms, the latter accessible only by docent-led tours. It is also home to the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, a prestigious MA-granting program, a famous garden, and excellent library resources. English students may find the Downs Collection of rare books and manuscripts a particularly useful resource for the study of American literature and culture.
Hagley Museum and Library. Built on the site of the original DuPont gunpowder works on the banks of the Brandywine River, Hagley Museum and Library is home to the Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society. The library's collections includes the papers of over a thousand U.S. companies from the eighteenth century to the present. This rich archive focuses on business, technology, and consumer culture in America .
Delaware Art Museum. One of the country's great small art museums, the Delaware Museum of Art houses the best collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art outside of the United Kingdom .
Oak Knoll Books. Located in beautiful Old New Castle, Oak Knoll is the country's premiere antiquarian bookseller. Specializing in books about books, Oak Knoll hosts an annual conference in Old New Castle, employs some English graduate students as part-time cataloguers, and represents an important local resource for any student interested in bibliography or the history of the book.