Follow us on: 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. Museum History More information about the history of the The Old State House Photo Gallery Gallery […]
The Old State House was the first permanent capitol building in Dover, Delaware. Begun in 1787 and completed by May 1791, this Georgian-style structure was originally home to both state and Kent County governments. The first floor of the Old State House features an 18th century-style courtroom while the second floor features the former chambers […]
Large groups that are interested in a tour must make reservations in advance by calling the First State Heritage Park Reservation Line at (302) 739-9194. A Balancing Act: Delaware and the Constitution Students will participate in and understand the legislative process through participating in an interactive program at The Old State House based on the […]
After the death of George Washington in December 1799, the Delaware General Assembly, immediately upon convening in January 1800, resolved that a portrait be commissioned “in consequence of the eventful and ever to be lamented death of the late illustrious chief and friend of America General George Washington.” Denis Alexander Volozan (born Lyon, France, 1765; […]
Stickel served at The Old State House and the Delaware Archaeology Museum in Dover between 2002 and 2013.
EVENT POSTPONED–‘Post Cards of the Past’ presentation at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on May 1, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016 event to be rescheduled.
Delaware man was convicted on Nov. 2, 1847 of aiding slaves escaping from their owners.
Signs tell the story of The Green’s role in Delaware history.
Family members enjoyed a program on the true story of one of their ancestors—James Summers, a free Black man who manumitted his own children in 1797.