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Portrait of George Washington

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; […]




About the Old State House

The Old State House History 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 […]




Gallery: The Old State House




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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.




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Division notes passing of Curt Stickel, former historic-site interpreter

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.




Gov. Markell pardons Underground Railroad conductor Samuel D. Burris

Delaware man was convicted on Nov. 2, 1847 of aiding slaves escaping from their owners.




National park interpretive signs unveiled on Dover Green

Signs tell the story of The Green’s role in Delaware history.





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