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First State Heritage Park


Find Your Adventure at First State Heritage Park

Walking tour at First State Heritage Park

Take a Walking Tour

Join historical interpreters in 18th-century clothing as you walk through Dover’s historic Green and learn about the lives and times of the people who lived here across three centuries.

Legislative Hall in downtown Dover, Delaware

Visit Legislative Hall, the State Capitol

Tour the grand, Georgian-style building that has been home to Delaware’s General Assembly since 1933. Guided tours are offered most days throughout the year.

The Old State House at First State Heritage State Park

Stamp your National Park Service Passport

The Old State House is part of the First State National Historical Park. Visit the Old State House—Delaware’s first permanent capital building—to receive your National Park passport stamp.

Lantern Tour at First State Heritage State Park

Superintendent’s Pick: Take A Lantern Tour

Experience Dover with only your lantern to light the way. Hear true stories of historic Dover in generations past. These reservation-only tours are offered on select Thursday and Friday nights in the spring, summer, and fall.

About the Park

Delaware’s first urban park without boundaries, First State Heritage Park explores the stories of remarkable Delawareans and innovative governance in the First State. Interpreters clothed head-to-toe in Revolutionary garb await to lead visitors in signature thematic walking tours, seasonal lantern-lit programs, craft workshops, and special events highlighting bygone eras. Oriented around the Dover Green, where Revolutionary soldiers marched, the US Constitution was ratified, Freedom Seekers escaped slavery, and crusading suffragists expanded equality, there is so much to discover in this historic half-acre! Visitors begin their experience at the John Bell House before visiting other sites in walking distance, including the Old State House, Legislative Hall, The Biggs Museum of American Art, the Delaware Public Archives, and Johnson Victrola Museum. Take a step back in time or relax in soft grass beneath the towering trees that have shaded visitors for 150 years, all at First State Heritage Park.

First Saturdays in the First State

On the First Saturday of each month, we want to welcome citizens and guests of Dover with a series of thematic programs and events. There is something new every month! Programs at all First State Heritage Park sites. Check the calendar for details. While the major park attractions are open throughout the week, a variety of special programs and events are developed at each site for the first Saturday of each month, some buildings, like Governor's House at Woodburn and Courtroom# 1 at the Kent County Courthouse, are only open to the public on this day or by appointment.

Market Fair

Man in colonial costume talks to his horse at Market Fair takes place each November

First State Heritage Park's 18th Century Market Fair brings the past to life each November, with woodworkers and weavers, horners, blacksmiths and brewers, charlatans and shepherds, soldiers, seamstresses, soapmakers and more displaying their skills and their wares on Dover's historic Green.

First State Heritage Park Sites

The Welcome Center is located within the Delaware Public Archives building.

Welcome Center & Galleries

121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

The Welcome Center offers free parking, information about First State Heritage Park programs and events, a gallery of changing exhibits on Delaware history and a rotating display of Delaware's founding documents.

The Welcome Center is open but exhibits are not available

Visit the Welcome Center

Family Fun Nights

Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal Street

This independent, non-profit museum boasts an outstanding collection of 18th- through 21st-century Delaware and American fine and decorative arts.

Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., limited occupancy

$10 General Admission. Free for all members.

Call (302)674-2111 for other rates and discounts

Visit Biggs Museum

View the upcoming calendar of events

wodburn building exterior

Woodburn and Hall House

151 Kings Highway

Woodburn, the home of Delaware's governors since 1965, was built around 1798. Next door is the Victorian-era Hall House, which serves as the Governor's guest house.

Woodburn and Hall House are currently closed

Visit Woodburn

constitution of the state of delaware title

Delaware Public Archives

121 Martin Luther King J. Blvd. North

Delaware's Public Archives, one of the oldest archives in the country, contain materials from the 17th century to today.

Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Center

Monday - Friday, by appointment only

Visit Delaware Public Archives

colonial dressed tour guides and group on sidewalk in front of John Bell house

John Bell House

43 The Green

The oldest wooden structure on The Green serves as the interpretive center for the First State Heritage Park, where visitors can learn about the history of Dover and take thematic walking tours around Dover’s historic Green.

John Bell House is offering tours Wednesday to Saturday on the hour 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

exterior view of Johnson Victrola museum. It's a large 2 story building with a red roof and red front door

Johnson Victrola Museum

375 S. New Street

Founded in 1967, the museum details the origin of recorded music. Exhibits showcase the life and legacy of Eldridge Reeves Johnson, co-founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company. Self-Guided tours available Wednesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No reservations required.

Visit Johnson Victrola Museum

View the upcoming calendar of events

view from above looking down on raised seats in front of legislative hall

Legislative Hall

411 Legislative Avenue

A Georgian-style structure that has been home to Delaware's General Assembly since 1933.

Guided tours available:
- Wednesday thru Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- First Saturday of every month: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Select State Holidays (Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
  Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July,
  Veteran’s Day, Black Friday): 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For group tours, please call (302) 739-9194.
Visit Legislative Hall

exterior view of state house

Old State House

25 The Green

Delaware's first permanent capitol building completed in 1791 on Dover's historic Green. The State House was the home of Delaware's General Assembly until 1933.

Guided tours available Wednesday - Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday tours at 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. No reservations required.

Visit State House Museum

View the upcoming calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 9/28/2021 9:00:00 AM 9/28/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 9/29/2021 9:00:00 AM 9/29/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, September 30, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 9/30/2021 9:00:00 AM 9/30/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Lantern Tour: Old Methodist Cemetery

Thursday, September 30, 2021

8:00 PM

Established in 1778, Dover's Methodist congregation has included many notable figures who now rest beneath the ground in this historic cemetery. Join your guide on a lantern-lit night to discover the tales and traditions of the past. Space is limited, so book today! Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program; after that, please call 302-739-9194. Lantern Tours cancelled due to inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 9/30/2021 8:00:00 PM 9/30/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour: Old Methodist Cemetery Established in 1778, Dover's Methodist congregation has included many notable figures who now rest beneath the ground in this historic cemetery. Join your guide on a lantern-lit night to discover the tales and traditions of the past. Space is limited, so book today! Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program; after that, please call 302-739-9194. Lantern Tours cancelled due to inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $10 per person First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, October 1, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/1/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/1/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, October 2, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/2/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/2/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

First Saturday in the First State: Fall Colors

Saturday, October 2, 2021

9:00 AM

The trees of the Dover Green are in magnificent color and we invite you to join us for a day amidst their splendor! There is plenty to do around The Green: make a corn husk doll at the John Bell House, take a themed walking tour from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., enjoy a special guided cemetery tour at Christ Churchyard at 1 p.m., visit the Old State House, listen to music at the Johnson Victrola Museum that will give you that fall feeling, and drop by the Biggs Museum for a kid-friendly craft. Free

Add to Calendar 10/2/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/2/2021 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Saturday in the First State: Fall Colors The trees of the Dover Green are in magnificent color and we invite you to join us for a day amidst their splendor! There is plenty to do around The Green: make a corn husk doll at the John Bell House, take a themed walking tour from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., enjoy a special guided cemetery tour at Christ Churchyard at 1 p.m., visit the Old State House, listen to music at the Johnson Victrola Museum that will give you that fall feeling, and drop by the Biggs Museum for a kid-friendly craft. Free First State Heritage Park

To the Old Churchyard

Saturday, October 2, 2021

1:00 PM

Meet an interpreter at the gate of the Christ Church Burial Ground to learn more about cemeteries, mourning, their influence on pop culture and their impact on our lives today. This program is FREE, a part of FSHP's First Saturdays in the First State.

Add to Calendar 10/2/2021 1:00:00 PM 10/2/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York To the Old Churchyard Meet an interpreter at the gate of the Christ Church Burial Ground to learn more about cemeteries, mourning, their influence on pop culture and their impact on our lives today. This program is FREE, a part of FSHP's First Saturdays in the First State. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/5/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/5/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/6/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/6/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, October 7, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/7/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/7/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, October 8, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/8/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/8/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Lantern Tour: Christ Church Cemetery

Friday, October 8, 2021

8:00 PM

Surrounding a church that was part of the heart of colonial city is a walled burial ground that contains the final resting place for generations of Doverites. The remarkable variety of memorials here are a backdrop for you and your guide to explore as stories from times gone by are recalled and retold. Space is limited, so book your experience today! Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program; after that, please call 302-739-9194. Lantern Tours cancelled due to inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 10/8/2021 8:00:00 PM 10/8/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour: Christ Church Cemetery Surrounding a church that was part of the heart of colonial city is a walled burial ground that contains the final resting place for generations of Doverites. The remarkable variety of memorials here are a backdrop for you and your guide to explore as stories from times gone by are recalled and retold. Space is limited, so book your experience today! Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program; after that, please call 302-739-9194. Lantern Tours cancelled due to inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $10 per person First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, October 9, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/9/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/9/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/12/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/12/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/13/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/13/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, October 14, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/14/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/14/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Biggs Fall Festival

Friday, October 15, 2021

12:00 AM

In partnership with the Biggs Museum of American Art, FSHP is pround to celebrate the beauty of the fall season in this family-friendly, community-centered special event. Join us Friday and Saturday for craft activities, demonstrations and our signature guided tours.

Add to Calendar 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Biggs Fall Festival In partnership with the Biggs Museum of American Art, FSHP is pround to celebrate the beauty of the fall season in this family-friendly, community-centered special event. Join us Friday and Saturday for craft activities, demonstrations and our signature guided tours. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, October 15, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/15/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/15/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Biggs Fall Festival

Saturday, October 16, 2021

12:00 AM

In partnership with the Biggs Museum of American Art, FSHP is pround to celebrate the beauty of the fall season in this family-friendly, community-centered special event. Join us Friday and Saturday for craft activities, demonstrations and our signature guided tours.

Add to Calendar 10/16/2021 12:00:00 AM 10/16/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Biggs Fall Festival In partnership with the Biggs Museum of American Art, FSHP is pround to celebrate the beauty of the fall season in this family-friendly, community-centered special event. Join us Friday and Saturday for craft activities, demonstrations and our signature guided tours. First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, October 16, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/16/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/16/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/19/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/19/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/20/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/20/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/21/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/21/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, October 22, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/22/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/22/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, October 23, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/23/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/23/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/26/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/26/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/27/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/27/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, October 28, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/28/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/28/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, October 29, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/29/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/29/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Dark Dover Lantern Tour

Friday, October 29, 2021

7:00 PM

Witness firsthand the true stories of murders and encounter characters whose legends have left their sinister imprint on The Green. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited, so book today! Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program; after that, please call 302-739-9194. Tours cancelled for inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $15 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 10/29/2021 7:00:00 PM 10/29/2021 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Dark Dover Lantern Tour Witness firsthand the true stories of murders and encounter characters whose legends have left their sinister imprint on The Green. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited, so book today! Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program; after that, please call 302-739-9194. Tours cancelled for inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $15 per person First State Heritage Park

Dark Dover Lantern Tour

Friday, October 29, 2021

8:30 PM

Witness firsthand the true stories of murders and encounter characters whose legends have left their sinister imprint on The Green. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited, so book today! Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program; after that, please call 302-739-9194. Tours cancelled for inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $15 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 10/29/2021 8:30:00 PM 10/29/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Dark Dover Lantern Tour Witness firsthand the true stories of murders and encounter characters whose legends have left their sinister imprint on The Green. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited, so book today! Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program; after that, please call 302-739-9194. Tours cancelled for inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $15 per person First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, October 30, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 10/30/2021 9:00:00 AM 10/30/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Dark Dover Lantern Tour

Saturday, October 30, 2021

7:00 PM

Witness firsthand the true stories of murders and encounter characters whose legends have left their sinister imprint on The Green. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited, so book today! Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program; after that, please call 302-739-9194. Tours cancelled for inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $15 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 10/30/2021 7:00:00 PM 10/30/2021 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Dark Dover Lantern Tour Witness firsthand the true stories of murders and encounter characters whose legends have left their sinister imprint on The Green. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited, so book today! Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program; after that, please call 302-739-9194. Tours cancelled for inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $15 per person First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/2/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/2/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/3/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/3/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, November 4, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/4/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/4/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, November 5, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/5/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/5/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, November 6, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/6/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/6/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

18th Century Market Fair

Saturday, November 6, 2021

10:00 AM

Market Fair brings the colonial past to life in this annual, highly-anticipated special event! Walk the ground where 18th century Doverites went to market, browsing among historic trade demonstrators, local and regional vendors selling their food and wares, and talented performers sweeping you back through the centuries. This event is FREE to attend, so we hope you'll consider spending the day with us on a true historical adventure! With dozens of market stalls, demonstations and performers, we recommend setting aside several hours for your visit. Please also wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather!

Add to Calendar 11/6/2021 10:00:00 AM 11/6/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York 18th Century Market Fair Market Fair brings the colonial past to life in this annual, highly-anticipated special event! Walk the ground where 18th century Doverites went to market, browsing among historic trade demonstrators, local and regional vendors selling their food and wares, and talented performers sweeping you back through the centuries. This event is FREE to attend, so we hope you'll consider spending the day with us on a true historical adventure! With dozens of market stalls, demonstations and performers, we recommend setting aside several hours for your visit. Please also wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/9/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/9/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/10/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/10/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, November 11, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/11/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/11/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Armistice Day to Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11, 2021

10:00 AM

Inspired by the European commemoration of Armistice Day, Veterans Day became a national holiday in 1926—eight years after the guns of the Great War fell silent. Visit the John Bell House today to explore the experience of Delawarean Doughboys of all colors and creeds who went Over There. As a token of rememberance, we offer you a traditional paper poppy so that you can carry what you learn with you when you leave and honor their service always. Paper lapel poppies available while supplies last. Free

Add to Calendar 11/11/2021 10:00:00 AM 11/11/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Armistice Day to Veterans Day Inspired by the European commemoration of Armistice Day, Veterans Day became a national holiday in 1926—eight years after the guns of the Great War fell silent. Visit the John Bell House today to explore the experience of Delawarean Doughboys of all colors and creeds who went Over There. As a token of rememberance, we offer you a traditional paper poppy so that you can carry what you learn with you when you leave and honor their service always. Paper lapel poppies available while supplies last. Free First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, November 12, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/12/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/12/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, November 13, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/13/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/13/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

"Over There" with the Delaware Doughboys

Saturday, November 13, 2021

10:00 AM

Continuing our marking of Veterans Day, visit the John Bell House today to explore the experience of Delawarean Doughboys of all colors and creeds who went Over There in the Great War. As a token of rememberance, we offer you a traditional paper poppy so that you can carry what you learn with you when you leave and honor their service always. Paper lapel poppies available while supplies last. Free

Add to Calendar 11/13/2021 10:00:00 AM 11/13/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York "Over There" with the Delaware Doughboys Continuing our marking of Veterans Day, visit the John Bell House today to explore the experience of Delawarean Doughboys of all colors and creeds who went Over There in the Great War. As a token of rememberance, we offer you a traditional paper poppy so that you can carry what you learn with you when you leave and honor their service always. Paper lapel poppies available while supplies last. Free First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/16/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/16/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/17/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/17/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, November 18, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/18/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/18/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Friday, November 19, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/19/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/19/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, November 20, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/20/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/20/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/23/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/23/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/24/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/24/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Thursday, November 25, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/25/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/25/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

Daily Walking Tours and Programs

Saturday, November 27, 2021

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!

Add to Calendar 11/27/2021 9:00:00 AM 11/27/2021 3:30:00 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! First State Heritage Park

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