Pages Tagged With: "First State National Historical Park"

New Castle Court House Museum featured in “Before They Were States” podcast

Podcast explores the history of the American states before they joined the union.




Division museums add Thursday operating hours

Visitation guidelines in keeping with Gov. Carney’s Phase II reopening of the state.




New Castle Academy garden wall repaired

Deteriorating section of the wall was cleaned and repointed.




Declaration of Independence to be read aloud in front of The Old State House on July 4, 2020

Recitations to take place at 2 and 4 p.m.




We support the elimination of racial injustice, racism, discrimination, and exclusionary history. We believe that Black lives matter.

We strive to practice inclusive history. History is not a series of one-sided, happy stories. It is a combination of uncomfortable truths, differing perspectives, and difficult narratives. At the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover, for example, we tell the story of the enslaved, indentured, and free Black men, women, and children who worked, and died, […]




Division to repair garden wall of the New Castle Academy

Project will include cleaning, raking, repointing and repairing stone and brick on both sides of the wall.




Delaware’s State museums reopening with self-guided tours

Visitation now permitted in accordance with Gov. Carney’s Phase I reopening of the state.




Visit our museums

Administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the five museums of the State of Delaware tell the story of the First State’s contributions to the history and culture of the United States. Through tours, exhibits and special programs, the museums shine a spotlight on Delaware’s unique history and the diverse people who […]




Division museums closed; public encouraged to engage with Delaware history via social media

Museums closed on March 24, 2020 in response to the coronavirus state of emergency.




Women’s history celebrated at division museums during March 2020

Six special programs held in celebration of National Women’s History Month.