John Bell House

John Bell House


John Bell House

The John Bell House, built in the mid-1700s, offers a rare look into everyday life in Dover's earliest days, as it witnessed generations of pivotal events: from marching Revolutionaries to determined Freedom Seekers and crusading suffragists. Offering living history programs, crafts and signature thematic walking tours, your Delaware capital experience begins at the John Bell House - where the size of a place doesn't reflect the scale of the stories waiting to be told.


Upcoming Events

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall—Delaware's current seat of government—from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 11/30/2022 9:00:00 AM 11/30/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall—Delaware's current seat of government—from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, December 1, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall—Delaware's current seat of government—from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 12/1/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/1/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall—Delaware's current seat of government—from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, December 1, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/1/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/1/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, December 2, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall—Delaware's current seat of government—from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 12/2/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/2/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall—Delaware's current seat of government—from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, December 2, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/2/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/2/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, December 3, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall—Delaware's current seat of government—from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 12/3/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/3/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall—Delaware's current seat of government—from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, December 3, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/3/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/3/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, December 8, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/8/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/8/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, December 9, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/9/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/9/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, December 10, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/10/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/10/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Winter Workshop: 1940s Turban Head Wrap

Saturday, December 10, 2022

10:00 AM

Just in time for our Homefront Holidays special event comes this historically-inspired headwear workshop! Work with our talented interpretive staff to craft your own stylish turban headwrap, a staple from Rosie the Riveter to the glamor of Hollywood's golden age. This workshop will break for participants to lunch on their own. $25 per person, register online.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 12/10/2022 10:00:00 AM 12/10/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Workshop: 1940s Turban Head Wrap Just in time for our Homefront Holidays special event comes this historically-inspired headwear workshop! Work with our talented interpretive staff to craft your own stylish turban headwrap, a staple from Rosie the Riveter to the glamor of Hollywood's golden age. This workshop will break for participants to lunch on their own. $25 per person, register online. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, December 15, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/15/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/15/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, December 16, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/16/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/16/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, December 17, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/17/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/17/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Homefront Holidays: 1940s Dinner & Dance Party

Saturday, December 17, 2022

5:30 PM

NEW! Swing back to the 1940s with this exclusive holiday party, proudly presented by First State Heritage Park and the Fort Miles Historic Area. You're invited to pull out your pinstripes and do up your Victory Rolls to join us in celebrating the holidays like it's 1942! We're recreating the Christmas dinner served to the troops stationed at historic Fort Miles during World War II for your dining experience, bringing out the smooth entertainments of Madison Coleman and the World War Tunes band, offering up swing dance lessons to help you cut a rug, and more in this sure-to-please night away. Buy your tickets, grab that special someone, and make a holiday memory to cherish! $90 per person. This special event takes place in the historic venue of Battery 519, constructed to defend Delaware's coasts during World War II. Your ticket includes your meal, musical entertainments, swing dance lessons, and a guided tour. There will be a ticketed cash bar serving throughout the evening as well.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 12/17/2022 5:30:00 PM 12/17/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Homefront Holidays: 1940s Dinner & Dance Party NEW! Swing back to the 1940s with this exclusive holiday party, proudly presented by First State Heritage Park and the Fort Miles Historic Area. You're invited to pull out your pinstripes and do up your Victory Rolls to join us in celebrating the holidays like it's 1942! We're recreating the Christmas dinner served to the troops stationed at historic Fort Miles during World War II for your dining experience, bringing out the smooth entertainments of Madison Coleman and the World War Tunes band, offering up swing dance lessons to help you cut a rug, and more in this sure-to-please night away. Buy your tickets, grab that special someone, and make a holiday memory to cherish! $90 per person. This special event takes place in the historic venue of Battery 519, constructed to defend Delaware's coasts during World War II. Your ticket includes your meal, musical entertainments, swing dance lessons, and a guided tour. There will be a ticketed cash bar serving throughout the evening as well. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, December 22, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/22/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/22/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, December 23, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/23/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/23/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, December 29, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/29/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/29/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, December 30, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/30/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/30/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs (modified schedule)

Saturday, December 31, 2022

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the hour. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information.

Add to Calendar 12/31/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/31/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs (modified schedule) The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the hour. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, January 5, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/5/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/5/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, January 6, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/6/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/6/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, January 7, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/7/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/7/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

First Saturday: Integration & the Milford Eleven

Saturday, January 7, 2023

9:00 AM

1954's landmark Supreme Court Case, Brown v Topeka Board of Education made school segregation on the basis of race illegal, but that was only the start of the story. Here in Delaware, eleven courageous students of color sought to integrate Milford High School but met fiercesome resistance. FSHP is proud to welcome its official youth volunteer group, the First State Club, to the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green) to share this important story. FSHP is also offering its Hidden Lives: Slavery, Freedom, and The Green walking tours hourly from 10:00-3:00 today from the John Bell House Interpretive Center as well as guided tours of Legislative Hall (10:00-3:00) and Woodburn, the Governor's Residence (10:00-1:00). Other local sites await you too, including the Biggs Museum of American Art (11:00-4:00), Old State House (10 & 11 a.m., 1, 2 & 3 p.m.), and the Johnson Victrola Museum (9:30-4:00). This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 1/7/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/7/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Saturday: Integration & the Milford Eleven 1954's landmark Supreme Court Case, Brown v Topeka Board of Education made school segregation on the basis of race illegal, but that was only the start of the story. Here in Delaware, eleven courageous students of color sought to integrate Milford High School but met fiercesome resistance. FSHP is proud to welcome its official youth volunteer group, the First State Club, to the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green) to share this important story. FSHP is also offering its Hidden Lives: Slavery, Freedom, and The Green walking tours hourly from 10:00-3:00 today from the John Bell House Interpretive Center as well as guided tours of Legislative Hall (10:00-3:00) and Woodburn, the Governor's Residence (10:00-1:00). Other local sites await you too, including the Biggs Museum of American Art (11:00-4:00), Old State House (10 & 11 a.m., 1, 2 & 3 p.m.), and the Johnson Victrola Museum (9:30-4:00). This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, January 12, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/12/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/12/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, January 13, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/13/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/13/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, January 14, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/14/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/14/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs (modified schedule)

Monday, January 16, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the hour. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information.

Add to Calendar 1/16/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/16/2023 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs (modified schedule) The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the hour. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. First State Heritage Park

A State of Repression: Delware under the Black Codes

Monday, January 16, 2023

9:00 AM

Racially-motivated laws made a mockery of freedom for Black Delawareans for generations. Although most famously connected with the post-Civil War south, Delaware's own Black Codes date back to 1700. Learn more about these repressive laws through the point of view of real people like Sampson Darling, a free Black barber living in the heyday of Delaware's time as a slave state. This program contains thoroughly-researched content that explores difficult subject matter in a respectful and conscientious fashion, in line with First State Heritage Park's commitment to tell inclusive stories of Delaware's past in a responsible and welcoming manner. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 1/16/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/16/2023 1:00:00 PM America/New_York A State of Repression: Delware under the Black Codes Racially-motivated laws made a mockery of freedom for Black Delawareans for generations. Although most famously connected with the post-Civil War south, Delaware's own Black Codes date back to 1700. Learn more about these repressive laws through the point of view of real people like Sampson Darling, a free Black barber living in the heyday of Delaware's time as a slave state. This program contains thoroughly-researched content that explores difficult subject matter in a respectful and conscientious fashion, in line with First State Heritage Park's commitment to tell inclusive stories of Delaware's past in a responsible and welcoming manner. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, January 19, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/19/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/19/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, January 20, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/20/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/20/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, January 21, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/21/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/21/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Winter Workshop: Colonial Petticoats

Saturday, January 21, 2023

10:00 AM

Easy: Previous sewing experience is not required for this workshop.

Add to Calendar 1/21/2023 10:00:00 AM 1/21/2023 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Workshop: Colonial Petticoats Easy: Previous sewing experience is not required for this workshop. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/26/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/26/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/27/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/27/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, January 28, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/28/2023 9:00:00 AM 1/28/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, February 2, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/2/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/2/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, February 3, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/3/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/3/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, February 4, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/4/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/4/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

First Saturday: Edward Loper & the W.P.A.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

9:00 AM

Edward Loper, Sr. is counted among Delaware's most celebrated artistic talents of the 20th Century. Born in humble circumstance in Wilmington, DE, and hobbled by the repressive atmosphere of pre-Civil Rights America, he nonetheless found success, making his first impressions during his employment in the Federal Works Projects Administration (W.P.A.) from 1936-41. A sweeping program to put young Americans back to work during the Great Depression, young Loper seized the opportunity and the rest...is history.Join with an interpreter at the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green) today during public hours to explore the W.P.A. experience of Edward Loper, Sr. and discover his formative works and legacy. FSHP is also offering its Hidden Lives: Slavery, Freedom, and The Green walking tours hourly from 10:00-3:00 today from the John Bell House Interpretive Center as well as guided tours of Legislative Hall (10:00-3:00) and Woodburn, the Governor's Residence (10:00-1:00). Other local sites await you too, including the Biggs Museum of American Art (11:00-4:00), Old State House (10 & 11 a.m., 1, 2 & 3 p.m.), and the Johnson Victrola Museum (9:30-4:00). This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 2/4/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/4/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Saturday: Edward Loper & the W.P.A. Edward Loper, Sr. is counted among Delaware's most celebrated artistic talents of the 20th Century. Born in humble circumstance in Wilmington, DE, and hobbled by the repressive atmosphere of pre-Civil Rights America, he nonetheless found success, making his first impressions during his employment in the Federal Works Projects Administration (W.P.A.) from 1936-41. A sweeping program to put young Americans back to work during the Great Depression, young Loper seized the opportunity and the rest...is history.Join with an interpreter at the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green) today during public hours to explore the W.P.A. experience of Edward Loper, Sr. and discover his formative works and legacy. FSHP is also offering its Hidden Lives: Slavery, Freedom, and The Green walking tours hourly from 10:00-3:00 today from the John Bell House Interpretive Center as well as guided tours of Legislative Hall (10:00-3:00) and Woodburn, the Governor's Residence (10:00-1:00). Other local sites await you too, including the Biggs Museum of American Art (11:00-4:00), Old State House (10 & 11 a.m., 1, 2 & 3 p.m.), and the Johnson Victrola Museum (9:30-4:00). This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, February 9, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/9/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/9/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, February 10, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/10/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/10/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, February 11, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/11/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/11/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Winter Workshop: Heart-Shaped Bandboxes

Saturday, February 11, 2023

10:00 AM

The petticoat of the 18th century was a remarkably versatile garment - fashionably pleated and fully adjustable! Now, you can make one yourself, the foundation of your very own colonial wardrobe. This workshop will break for participants to lunch on their own. $40 per person, register online. Moderate: Some previous sewing experience is recommended for this workshop.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 2/11/2023 10:00:00 AM 2/11/2023 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Workshop: Heart-Shaped Bandboxes The petticoat of the 18th century was a remarkably versatile garment - fashionably pleated and fully adjustable! Now, you can make one yourself, the foundation of your very own colonial wardrobe. This workshop will break for participants to lunch on their own. $40 per person, register online. Moderate: Some previous sewing experience is recommended for this workshop. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, February 16, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/16/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/16/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, February 17, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/17/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/17/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, February 18, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/18/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/18/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/22/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/22/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, February 23, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/23/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/23/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, February 24, 2023

9:00 AM

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/24/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/24/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

First Saturday: A Fine Suit of Millinery...and More!

Saturday, March 4, 2023

9:00 AM

Milliners and Mantua-makers were among America's first female entrepreneurs! Visit with a historical interpreter and discover how these ladies made their living in a society that often pressured women like them to stay in the home. Then, join our milliner in crafting a little keepsake of your visit! This program is offered at the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green). Also departing from this location hourly on this date from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. is The Suffragists walking tour, illustrating the role Dover played in the crusade for women's right to vote. Other local sites await you on this date: the Biggs Museum of American Art (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the Governor's Residence at Woodburn (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Legislative Hall (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) as well as the Old State House (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Johnson Victrola Museum (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) are all FREE for the day!

Add to Calendar 3/4/2023 9:00:00 AM 3/4/2023 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Saturday: A Fine Suit of Millinery...and More! Milliners and Mantua-makers were among America's first female entrepreneurs! Visit with a historical interpreter and discover how these ladies made their living in a society that often pressured women like them to stay in the home. Then, join our milliner in crafting a little keepsake of your visit! This program is offered at the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green). Also departing from this location hourly on this date from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. is The Suffragists walking tour, illustrating the role Dover played in the crusade for women's right to vote. Other local sites await you on this date: the Biggs Museum of American Art (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the Governor's Residence at Woodburn (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Legislative Hall (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) as well as the Old State House (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Johnson Victrola Museum (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) are all FREE for the day! First State Heritage Park

Winter Workshop: Toy Soldiers

Saturday, March 11, 2023

10:00 AM

18th-Century armies were riots of color, but FSHP's ranks of toy soldiers need some help...from you! Visit the John Bell House from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and paint a reproduction toy soldier, just like kids would have played with in colonial times, while supplies last. This program is free, even if you paint a toy soldier! The $5 fee is only required if you want to take your little soldier home with you. Otherwise, it will join the site's battalions. Pre-registration only required if keeping the painted toy soldier.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 3/11/2023 10:00:00 AM 3/11/2023 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Workshop: Toy Soldiers 18th-Century armies were riots of color, but FSHP's ranks of toy soldiers need some help...from you! Visit the John Bell House from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and paint a reproduction toy soldier, just like kids would have played with in colonial times, while supplies last. This program is free, even if you paint a toy soldier! The $5 fee is only required if you want to take your little soldier home with you. Otherwise, it will join the site's battalions. Pre-registration only required if keeping the painted toy soldier. First State Heritage Park