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Johnson Victrola Museum

375 S New St, Dover, DE 19901
+1 302-739-3262
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Hidden Gem

I'm always so surprised how few people in the area have visited this little gem. The guides are so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phylzy
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Dover, Delaware
Informative and interesting

Informative and interesting. The Museum is very well kept. The tours were informative, interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Arthur M
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm always so surprised how few people in the area have visited this little gem. The guides are so very informative and interesting, and the history of recorded sound is extremely interesting.

Thank Phylzy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative and interesting. The Museum is very well kept. The tours were informative, interesting and fun. The guides are well informed and entertaining. I am 68 and I took a 13 year old, we both enjoyed our visit.

Thank Arthur M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our Travel club spent two days in Dover, Delaware. Fortunately we had the time to do a tour here. What a nice surprise to be treated to listen to all of these victrolas of bygone years. Upstairs it was amazing to see more old victrolas...More

Thank retiredfrwork
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Johnson Victrola Museum is a small museum but a must see, especially for those of us who really had victrolas in our childhood homes. What an amazing collection! This museum tells the story of sound recordings from the 1890s to the late 1920s. We...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Our guide was very knowledgeable and the small museum is stuffed with the history of Eldridge Johnson and the Victor Talking Machine Co

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We're not into music, but this museum was a phenomenal learning experience! The guide was well informed, clearly explaining how the record player changed over time. A great place for all ages!

Thank Devorah L
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I never knew a place like this existed. The gentlemen doing the tour was wonderful very informative and interesting. Even if you do not like music it is great to see all the victrolas and the story behind them 2 floors of great place and...More

Thank Phyllis T
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Enjoyed our visit very much! Was very nostolgic seeing some of the cabinates that our grandparents had. Wish they had a gift shop to buy a coffee mug of little Nipper!

Thank emaillinda
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

My daughter wanted to go here since she loves music and loved it but, I ended up loving it as well. The tour guide for the first floor was so informative and took his time explaining everything and answering questions. The tour guide for the...More

Thank Dawn D
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

We heard about this museum from a bus trip company and thought we would try it. Are we glad we did! Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a leisurely tour of their collection. We even learned where the expression, "Put a sock in...More

Thank briant552016
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macioci15
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
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Beth J
11 April 2015|
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Response from jrepok | Reviewed this property |
Check the website!
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Harry S
31 December 2014|
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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.
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