The Research Center is a repository of information on historic properties within the state.
State Historic Preservation Office announces Delaware’s newest listings in the National Register of Historic Places
New listings include the Downtown Harrington Historic District, the Richard Allen School and the Taylor’s Bridge School.
Event explored disaster preparedness and issues regarding elevating historic properties in flood-prone areas, as well as strategies for writing successful nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.
Note: In accordance with Gov. Carney’s Phase II plans for reopening the state, the five museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs are open for self-guided tours via reservation only. Go to the following for additional information.
The Gibraltar estate, located at the Northwest corner of Greenhill and Pennsylvania Avenues in Wilmington, Delaware and owned by Preservation Delaware, Inc. is subject to an easement owned by the State of Delaware to preserve the property that was purchased with funds from the Delaware Land and Water Conservation Fund and awarded by the Delaware […]
The Preliminary Land Use Service gives the State a chance to tell developers about its concerns over environmental, infrastructure, historical, and governmental costs posed by their proposed developments. It also gives the developers an early warning about any permits and standards they will be required to meet. The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is […]
Historic preservation includes all of those activities that the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office (DE SHPO) does to identify historic places; to assist people in listing important historic places in the National Register of Historic Places; to help federal, state and local agencies in protecting historic places and in preservation planning; and to educate and […]
Ahead of time: Call 302-736-7400 for an appointment. The Center is open 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except on state holidays. Ask for your staff advisor, if you’re working with or for a federal or state agency or project. (This also applies if you or your client is applying for a federal […]
These resources include: National Historic Landmarks Buildings, sites and districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places Historic properties that have been surveyed Aerial imagery and survey reports CHRIS is available at https://chris-users.delaware.gov/. Not all information is available to the public. Additional services are available to agencies and consulting firms, through a password-protected webpage. […]
The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route in the State of Delaware, 1781-1783: Project Historian, Robert A. Selig, Ph.D.