Historic Downtown District

Historic downtown Smyrna encompasses 850 contributing buildings, with more than 490 buildings on the National Historic Register. Most of these buildings were constructed in the mid-to-late 19th century.  One of the most famous historic buildings in Smyrna is the Smyrna Opera House, which was damaged by a fire in 1948 but restored to its 19th century glory in 2002 by the Smyrna-Clayton Heritage Association.

Smyrna maintains its connection to its roots while planning for the future.

The Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association (SDRA) is a 501(c)3 dedicated to advocating for local small businesses.  SDRA uses a four-point approach to support the preservation and revitalization of Smyrna’s historic business district.  SDRA provides incentive grants to both homeowners and businesses and partners with other organizations and agencies to preserve and enhance historic Smyrna, Delaware. The Association receives no direct support from local, state or federal governments for its operations.

Get to know Smyrna’s Downtown Resources:
Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association
Smyrna-Clayton Heritage Association & Smyrna Opera House
Smyrna Redevelopment Association