Johnson Victrola Museum
375 South New Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-5055

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Eldridge Reeves Johnson was an inventor, businessman, and philanthropist, born and raised in Delaware. He founded the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901, producing the popular Victrola. This Museum celebrates Johnson's life and accomplishments through recollections and displays of his inventions and personal items.

Visitors can see a 1920's Victrola dealer's store with an extensive collection of talking machines. Photos and memorabilia of recording artists from the time are featured, and Victor recordings can be heard regularly on both antique and modern equipment.

An original oil painting of "Nipper", the famous dog listening to "His Master's Voice" on the talking machine is a wonderfully nostalgic item.

Groups are welcome, and School Group programs here and at other Dover sites are offered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 9am - 4:30pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. Open most holidays. Call to confirm hours.
Admission: FREE. Donations accepted.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Local restaurants.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Located at Bank Lane and New Street. I-95 South to Rt. 202 South to Rt. 13 South to Dover. Take Rt. 8 (Division St.) west about ½ mile to New St., turn left and go 4 blocks. About 60 - 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

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