Court House Museum Tours Museum Tour: A guided tour of the Court House featuring an overview of Delaware’s European settlers, colonial settlements, statehood, Delaware’s laws and government, and Delaware’s place in the development of the nation. Underground Railroad Tour: A guided tour of the Emeline’s Journey exhibit and background on Delaware’s Underground Railroad. Walking Tours […]
The New Castle Court House, located in the heart of the historic City of New Castle, Delaware, is one of the oldest surviving courthouses in the United States and a registered National Historic Landmark. The original 1732 court is built over the remains of the 1680s courthouse, with additions and modifications throughout the 18th and […]
Built in 1732, the New Castle Courthouse served as Delaware’s first court and state capitol. Here in 1776, New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties declared their independence from Pennsylvania and England creating the Delaware State.
The First State Heritage Park at Dover is Delaware’s first urban “park without boundaries” linking historic and cultural sites in the city that has been the seat of state government since 1777. It is a partnership of Delaware’s Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, Delaware Public Archives and other state and city agencies under the […]
It is a partnership of Delaware’s Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, Delaware Public Archives and other state and city agencies under the leadership of Delaware State Parks. The First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries serves as an information resource for visitors in Delaware’s state capital and, a hub for the First State […]