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National Historic Landmarks

  Less than 2,500 historical places bear this national distinction. Thirteen of these unique landmarks are located in the state of Delaware. The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs owns three of these properties—Fort Christina in Wilmington, the New Castle Court House in New Castle and the John Dickinson Plantation near Dover—all of which are […]




Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentive Program

The Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit program for historic buildings has catalyzed the revitalization of downtowns and entire neighborhoods as well as the rehabilitation of individual landmarks. The program permits the owner of an income-producing historic building to seek an income-tax credit equal to 20% of the qualified rehabilitation expenditures. An income-producing property may encompass commercial […]




Unmarked Human Remains

Discovery of Forgotten Burials and Cemeteries What if you uncover or see remains that you think are human?First, leave them in place if at all possible. If you think the remains are recent in origin, perhaps due to accident or criminal action, notify the police (911) immediately. If not, call the Division of Historical and […]




Cemeteries

In Delaware, many prominent historical cemeteries such as Dover’s John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Cemetery and Wilmington’s Riverview Cemetery (maintained respectively by the Dover Air Force Base and the Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery) have been preserved due to the efforts of governmental agencies, private organizations and individuals. Other historical cemeteries, unfortunately, are vulnerable to the […]




National Historic Landmarks in Delaware




The Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentive Program

The Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentive Program for historic buildings has catalyzed the revitalization of downtowns and entire neighborhoods as well as the rehabilitation of individual landmarks. The program permits the owner of an income-producing historic building to seek an income-tax credit equal to 20% of the qualified rehabilitation expenditures. An income-producing property may encompass commercial […]




Tax Credit Success Stories

Delaware Historic Preservation Tax Credit projects are taking place in every county in Delaware. This gallery is a sampling of the more than seventy-five projects that have received tax credits since the program was initiated in 2001. Click the thumbnail images for information on each project and a larger picture. For guidelines and other program […]




National Register of Historic Places

The Delaware State Review Board National Register of Historic Places GIS: Searching for Historic Places on the Register National Historic Landmarks in Delaware




Architectural and Archaeological Surveys




Preservation Planning

Certified Local Governments Consultants Listing Partners in Preservation: Planning for the Future—Delaware’s Historic Preservation Plan, 2018–2022 Single Page version of Preservation Plan for printing.





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