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John Dickinson Plantation

John Dickinson, known as the “Penman of the Revolution,” was one of America’s founding fathers who wrote of freedom and liberty for all while holding human beings in bondage. The John Dickinson Plantation was home to a variety of people. We tell the stories of the tenant farmers, indentured servants, free and enslaved Black men, women, and children who lived, worked, and died on the plantation.

Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901
Hours of Operation – Phase II Reopening
Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Tours at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Advance reservations required by calling 302-739-3277
Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Outdoor visitation only (reservations not required)

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Johnson Victrola Museum

Phonographs and recordings chronicle the development of the sound-recording industry and the achievements of Victor Talking Machine Co. founder E.R. Johnson.

Address: 375 S. New St., Dover, DE 19901
Hours of Operation – Phase II Reopening
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Tours at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Advance reservations required by calling 302-739-3262

 

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New Castle Court House Museum

Delaware’s first court and state capitol, built in 1732. Here in 1776, Delaware declared its independence from both Pennsylvania and England.

Address: 211 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720
Hours of Operation – Phase II Reopening
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Tours at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Sunday – Tours at 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Advance reservations required by calling 302-323-4453

Image: Old State House Senate Chamber

The Old State House

Completed in 1791, The Old State House served as Delaware’s capitol during the United States’ critical early years as a nation.

Address: 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901
Hours of Operation – Phase II Reopening
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Tours at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Sunday – Tours at 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Advance reservations required by calling 302-744-5054

Image: Zwaanendael Museum Exterior

Zwaanendael Museum

Built in commemoration of Delaware’s first European colony, Swanendael, the museum serves as a showcase for Lewes-area maritime, military and social history.

Address: 102 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958
Hours of Operation – Phase II Reopening
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Tours at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. 
Advance reservations required by calling 302-645-1148

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Image: Delaware Public Archives

First State Heritage Park
Welcome Center and Galleries

Housed in the Delaware Public Archives building, the welcome center features changing exhibits and a rotating display of Delaware’s founding documents while also serving as a source of information on local and statewide attractions, events, and activities.


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