Annually, Dec. 7 has been proclaimed Delaware Day in honor of Delaware becoming the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787 thus making it the first state in the nation. This year, the Delaware Department of State’s Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and the Delaware Tourism Office have launched the Delaware Day Adventure, an engaging opportunity for visitors to explore Delaware historic sites.

Photo of the Delaware Day Adventure logo

From Dec. 3 to 12, 2021, visitors can explore the division’s five museums, learn and explore Delaware history, and submit photos of their visits to the sites to win a prize.

The rules of the contest are as follows:

  • If visitors submit a photo for all five locations, they’ll be entered to win a grand prize including an overnight stay at a top Delaware hotel, dining in Delaware gift cards and much more.
  • If visitors submit at least 1 photo, they’ll be entered to win a Delaware themed prize pack, including two historical books, a Dover paperweight, puzzle and a poster of Delaware featuring historic sites.

Visitors will receive bonus entries if they share their photo(s) on social media using the hashtag #DelawareDay.

The locations along the Delaware Day Adventure include:

Each location will have a sign with a QR code posted from Dec. 3 through 12 to promote the adventure. All photos must be submitted through the Delaware Day Adventure page by Dec. 12, 2021.

Winners will be notified by Dec. 17, 2021.

For questions about the Adventure, contact Daniel Citron, the division’s Historic Sites Team manager, at

Go to the following to learn more about the history of Delaware Day.