Blue Ball Barn was built in 1914 by Alfred I. DuPont to house a dairy farm. He named it after the Blue Ball Tavern, which was at one time also situated on the property. The unique structure sat unused from 1977 until 1999 when the State of Delaware bought the property. The Barn was renovated in 2004, and open to the public in 2007.
Today, the Barn is located on the grounds of Alapocas State Park in North Wilmington, and is home to the Delaware Folk Art Collection, which adds a layer of cultural charm to the space. We have seen the dramatic 2-story stone barn play host to beautiful wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Barn also boasts a secluded courtyard, a lovely place for a tented outdoor event!
Photos by Lisa Bixby and Anthony Italiano