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Posted on: May 4, 2023


The Bethany Beach Museum at Dinker-Irvin Cottage officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, and remained open year-round.  Since its opening, the museum has steadily gained interest and hosted hundreds of visitors including the great granddaughter of William Dinker.  

From May 1st through October 30th, the Museum will be open three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Docents will be on hand to answer questions. Admission is free and parking is available in front of the museum. 

The museum, located at 318 Garfield Parkway, offers an immersive experience of an historically significant early 1900 era home and a glimpse of what life was like during the early days of the town. It is one of the few remaining original cottages in Bethany Beach and the oldest public building in town.  It served as a U.S. Post Office from 1922-25, was donated to the Town in 2016 and was listed on the United States Registry of Historic Places in 2018.  

The current museum in the Town Hall lobby will remain open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

The Museum at Dinker-Irvin Cottage is one of fifteen homes and landmarks on the Bethany Beach Heritage Trail, a self-guided walking tour.  Brochures are available in the Town Hall and at the Dinker-Irvin Museum.

For more information visit the Town Museum page.

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