If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home Now


Hello and welcome to the Bridgeville Historical Society website. By viewing this website, we hope you will discover an interesting and informative history about Bridgeville and the surrounding area known as the northwest quadrant of Sussex County. As you read and view on the website, we hope you will find yourself becoming more and more immersed in the story of our rich and varied past.

Our small town, along with the surrounding farms and community, creates a peaceful and friendly atmosphere. In recent years we have witnessed some population growth as more and more people become enriched by the small pleasures and joys of Bridgeville.

Our history-inspired stories continue because of the contributions of previous residents and of their fond legacies, and because of the current residents who have discovered the charm and warmth of our town in its motto: "If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home Now…Delaware's Front Porch." We encourage all to share their enduring legacies in our home town and surrounding area celebrated as Bridgeville, DE.

Join us as we travel together through the wealth of history that we have before us!

The Fire House Museum

Built in 1911 as Bridgeville’s first fire house, this structure of locally-made brick was purchased by the Society in 1977 to serve as its museum. No entrance fee.

Cahall Park

Located on the corner of Delaware Ave. and William St. this land was purchased by the Society in 1983 for a park complete with bandstand. It was later named “Cahall Park” to honor Lawrence M. Cahall, III, a benefactor.

The Davis Building

In 1996, a tenant house from the Davis Farm northwest of Bridgeville, was donated to the Society by Dale Wheatley and moved to Cahall Park.

Our Mission

The mission of the Bridgeville Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and share the history of Bridgeville, Delaware, and the northwest quadrant of Sussex County, Delaware, in order to educate present and future generations.

Every Dollar Helps.
Take a part in preserving history. 

Join Today!

2024 Membership rates:

  • Individual and Couple Membership: $20.00
  • Six Year Membership: $100.00
  • Lifetime Membership: $500.00
  • Under 21 years old: Complimentary Membership

This is a great way to be involved in the culture and history of the Bridgeville area!

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