Yes, all visitors and staff must properly wear a cloth face covering at all times while at the museum. Everyone must keep a proper distance of at least six feet from everyone in the building that is not a part of their household. Please follow the instructions of museum staff members, especially when entering and exiting the building. Please do not touch anything in the museum unless it is absolutely necessary.
We are considering one household to consist of people who have been living together during the lockdown. You do not have to be related to be considered part of the same household. Family members who live in separate locations do not count as one household.
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
Phone: (302) 744-5054 Email: Nena Todd, Site Supervisor Group tour reservations: (302) 739-9194
Hours of Operation - Phase II Reopening
Thursday, Friday & Saturday – Self-guided tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Sunday – Self-guided tours at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. All days and times by advance registration only Call 302-744-5054 for a reservation
The museum is open to the public and admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
Free, but limited, street parking is available in front of, and around, the State House
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. List of available Group Tours.