The Old State House

The Old State House

Built in 1791, the Old State House served as Delaware's capitol during the United States' critical early years as a nation. With additions and modifications, the building continued to serve as the state capitol until 1933.


25 The Green
Dover, DE 19901

Contact Information

Phone: (302) 744-5054
Group Tour Reservations: (302) 739-9194

Museum Hours

  • Monday-Saturday / 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday / 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter. Hours subject to change.


The museum is open to the public and admission is free. Donations are appreciated.


Free, but limited street parking is available in front and around the State House

Disabled Access

The first floor of the State House is accessible to people with disabilities.

Touring the Old State House

Tours take place throughout normal operating hours. However, large groups that are interested in attending a tour must make reservations in advance by calling the First State Heritage Park Reservation Line at (302) 739-9194.