Photo of the mansion at the John Dickinson Plantation

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:
Tuesday: Grounds open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: Visitor center and grounds open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday: Mansion, visitor center, and grounds open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please note: Masks are required when inside state buildings for all people over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.
No reservations required for small groups.
For more information, call 302-739-3277

Photo of a display at the Johnson Victrola Museum

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:
Wednesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please note: Masks are required when inside state buildings for all people over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.
No reservations required for small groups.
For more information, call 302-739-3262.

Photo of the New Castle Court House Museum

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:
Wednesday to 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.
Tours meet at the front entrance to the museum.
Please note: Masks are required when inside state buildings for all people over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.
No reservations required for small groups.
For more information, call 302-323-4453.

Photo of the Senate chamber in The Old State House

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:
Wednesday to Saturday, tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday, tours at 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Please note: Masks are required when inside state buildings for all people over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.
No reservations required for small groups.
For more information, call 302-744-5054.

Photo of the Zwaanendael Museum

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:
Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Please note: Masks are required when inside state buildings for all people over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.
No reservations required for small groups.
For more information, call 302-645-1148.

Tourism Partners

Photo of Delaware Public Archives building

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.

Please note: Masks are required when inside state buildings for all people over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.