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Friday, August 12 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 8/12/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/12/2022 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

Friday, August 12 at 9:00 AM

Citizen Science at the Shore at Cape Henlopen State Park

Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/12/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Citizen Science at the Shore Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, August 12 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/12/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 12 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/12/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Life-Savers Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 12 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/12/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, August 12 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/12/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, August 12 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/12/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, August 12 at 2:00 PM

State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour!

Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/12/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 12 at 8:00 PM

Full Moon Friday at White Clay Creek State Park

Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. We’ll start the hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/12/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Friday Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. We’ll start the hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/13/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 8/13/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/13/2022 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

Saturday, August 13 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Rock Climbing at Alapocas Run State Park

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/13/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/13/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/13/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 10:00 AM

Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/13/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 10:30 AM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek State Park

Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 10:30:00 AM 8/13/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 11:00 AM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/13/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 PM

Lenape Life Along Brandywine at Brandywine Creek State Park

The Brandywine Creek played an incredibly important role in the life and history of Lenape people in the 17th century. Join us for an adventurous hike along the creek and learn about some historic sites that shaped life here in the Brandywine valley, as we discover some important but often forgotten local history. Rough terrain and a longer hike, please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a full water bottle.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Lenape Life Along Brandywine The Brandywine Creek played an incredibly important role in the life and history of Lenape people in the 17th century. Join us for an adventurous hike along the creek and learn about some historic sites that shaped life here in the Brandywine valley, as we discover some important but often forgotten local history. Rough terrain and a longer hike, please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a full water bottle. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 1:30:00 PM 8/13/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult.Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult.Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, August 13 at 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 3:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, August 13 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 8:00 PM

Night Programs (themes vary) at Killens Pond State Park

Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Programs (themes vary) Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 8:00 AM

Samara Weaver: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/14/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Samara Weaver: Temporary Exhibition Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 8:00 AM

Youth Fishing Tournament at Trap Pond State Park

Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/14/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Youth Fishing Tournament Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 9:15:00 AM 8/14/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/14/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 AM

Bridge between Eras at Auburn Valley State Park

Come enjoy the cool spring weather and the beautiful outdoors on this one-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, how they typify the industrial revolution which gives Yorklyn its flavor, and the planned arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/14/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Bridge between Eras Come enjoy the cool spring weather and the beautiful outdoors on this one-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, how they typify the industrial revolution which gives Yorklyn its flavor, and the planned arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/14/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/14/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, August 14 at 2:00 PM

Animal Anatomy: Adaptations at Killens Pond State Park

Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/14/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Animal Anatomy: Adaptations Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 5:00 PM

Auburn Valley State Park - Cool Off in the Creek at Auburn Valley State Park

Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find wildlife and identify the various forms of life which find their home here. This program will be free as a special gift to families looking to get out of doors and experience something new together. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/14/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Valley State Park - Cool Off in the Creek Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find wildlife and identify the various forms of life which find their home here. This program will be free as a special gift to families looking to get out of doors and experience something new together. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Monday, August 15 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/15/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/15/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/16/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Imagi-Nature (Week 9) at Alapocas Run State Park

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/16/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Imagi-Nature (Week 9) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/16/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/16/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, August 16 at 1:00 PM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/16/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 1:30 PM

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! at Delaware Seashore State Park

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 1:30:00 PM 8/16/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free

Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/16/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 8:30 PM

Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 8:30:00 PM 8/16/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/17/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 8/17/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/17/2022 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 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

Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/17/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, August 17 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 9:15:00 AM 8/17/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, August 17 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/17/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, August 17 at 1:00 PM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/17/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 17 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/17/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, August 17 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary.

Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 2:30:00 PM 8/17/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 17 at 5:00 PM

Tie Dye T-Shirts at Trap Pond State Park

Create your very own Trap Pond Tie-Dye T-shirts. Instructions and all materials will be provided. Register online. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/17/2022 5:45:00 PM America/New_York Tie Dye T-Shirts Create your very own Trap Pond Tie-Dye T-shirts. Instructions and all materials will be provided. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/17/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/17/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/17/2022 9:45:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 17 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 8/17/2022 8:30:00 PM 8/17/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 8/18/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/18/2022 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

Thursday, August 18 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Imagi-Nature (Week 9) at Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/18/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/18/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Imagi-Nature (Week 9) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Thursday, August 18 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/18/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/18/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, August 18 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/18/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, August 18 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building.

Add to Calendar 8/18/2022 12:30:00 PM 8/18/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, August 18 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 8/18/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/18/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, August 18 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2022 1:30:00 PM 8/18/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 18 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/18/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/18/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 18 at 8:00 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/18/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, August 18 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 8/18/2022 8:30:00 PM 8/18/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 19 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/19/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/19/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Friday, August 19 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 8/19/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/19/2022 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

Friday, August 19 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/19/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/19/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Life-Savers Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 19 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/19/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/19/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, August 19 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/19/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/19/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, August 19 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 8/19/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/19/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, August 19 at 2:00 PM

State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour!

Add to Calendar 8/19/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/19/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 19 at 6:00 PM

Tulip Tree Nature Preserve Guided Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve.

Add to Calendar 8/19/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/19/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Tulip Tree Nature Preserve Guided Hike Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/20/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 8/20/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/20/2022 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

Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/20/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 AM

Colonial Trades: the Shoemaker at First State Heritage Park

The shoemaker, or cordwainer as he was often known, was an essential part of the 18th-century world. Without his functional artistry, no one could get very far! Join shoemaker, Damian Niescior at the John Bell House (43 The Green) today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as he demonstrates how shoes were painstakingly made by hand in colonial America—shoes that will ultimately end up on the feet of one of FSHP's talented interpretive staff! This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/20/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Colonial Trades: the Shoemaker The shoemaker, or cordwainer as he was often known, was an essential part of the 18th-century world. Without his functional artistry, no one could get very far! Join shoemaker, Damian Niescior at the John Bell House (43 The Green) today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as he demonstrates how shoes were painstakingly made by hand in colonial America—shoes that will ultimately end up on the feet of one of FSHP's talented interpretive staff! This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 AM

How Healthy is the Creek? at White Clay Creek State Park

Come discover some living indicators of water quality in the White Clay Creek. Be prepared to get your feet wet. Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900. Free Program.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/20/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York How Healthy is the Creek? Come discover some living indicators of water quality in the White Clay Creek. Be prepared to get your feet wet. Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900. Free Program. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 AM

Fairies in the Pollinator Garden at Brandywine Creek State Park

Take a stroll through the pollinator garden and learn about flowers, pollinators, and the fantastical stories and fairies that they have inspired in us.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/20/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Fairies in the Pollinator Garden Take a stroll through the pollinator garden and learn about flowers, pollinators, and the fantastical stories and fairies that they have inspired in us. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 AM

Historic Trades: Colonial Surgeon at First State Heritage Park

The Revolutionary War would ultimately kill approximately 2% of the entire population of the pre-war 13 Colonies. Attempting to stem this horrific bloodletting were the surgeons of the Continental Army who, despite handicaps in scientific knowledge, strove mightily to preserve life. Today, join a guest interpreter in exploring to tools and trade of these early surgeons and doctors. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/20/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Historic Trades: Colonial Surgeon The Revolutionary War would ultimately kill approximately 2% of the entire population of the pre-war 13 Colonies. Attempting to stem this horrific bloodletting were the surgeons of the Continental Army who, despite handicaps in scientific knowledge, strove mightily to preserve life. Today, join a guest interpreter in exploring to tools and trade of these early surgeons and doctors. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 AM

Medicinal Plant Walk - FULL at Alapocas Run State Park

This program is full, and we are no long accepting registrations. The program is also being run at Trap Pond State Park on 8/28. Thank you for your understanding.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/20/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Medicinal Plant Walk - FULL This program is full, and we are no long accepting registrations. The program is also being run at Trap Pond State Park on 8/28. Thank you for your understanding. Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/20/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 AM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/20/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 1:00 PM

Fish Tales at Trap Pond State Park

Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Meet at the boat house for this hour-long program. Bring shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Free

Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/20/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Fish Tales Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Meet at the boat house for this hour-long program. Bring shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 1:30:00 PM 8/20/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult.Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/20/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult.Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 2:00 PM

Habitat Hikes: Magnificent Microhabitats at Killens Pond State Park

Not all habitats have to be huge - some can be small, or even microscopic! Join us to learn about what makes a microhabitat and how organisms survive there. We will be doing log rolls and looking under rocks, so be prepared to get a little dirty! Saturday, meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday, meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/20/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Habitat Hikes: Magnificent Microhabitats Not all habitats have to be huge - some can be small, or even microscopic! Join us to learn about what makes a microhabitat and how organisms survive there. We will be doing log rolls and looking under rocks, so be prepared to get a little dirty! Saturday, meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday, meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 2:00 PM

Plants: The Good, The Bad, and the Edible at Brandywine Creek State Park

Plants are an invaluable part of our local ecosystems, but it's important to know what plants are good, what plants are bad, and how you can handle them. Learn about native and invasive plants found in the park. Then discover ways that you can remove and make use of the ones that hurt the ecosystem.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/20/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Plants: The Good, The Bad, and the Edible Plants are an invaluable part of our local ecosystems, but it's important to know what plants are good, what plants are bad, and how you can handle them. Learn about native and invasive plants found in the park. Then discover ways that you can remove and make use of the ones that hurt the ecosystem. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 20 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/20/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, August 20 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/20/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, August 20 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar 8/20/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/20/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, August 21 at 8:00 AM

Samara Weaver: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/21/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/21/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Samara Weaver: Temporary Exhibition Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, August 21 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 8/21/2022 9:15:00 AM 8/21/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, August 21 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/21/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/21/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, August 21 at 11:00 AM

Museum Open House at Port Penn

The Port Penn Interpretive Center is a collection of amazing historical items from the village of Port Penn. On this special day, the museum will be open for visitation with food items available, and will have self-guided tour brochures so that visitors can tour the town and the Port Penn Wetlands Trail. You don't want to miss these special opportunities to see the Port Penn Collection! Free

Add to Calendar 8/21/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/21/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Museum Open House The Port Penn Interpretive Center is a collection of amazing historical items from the village of Port Penn. On this special day, the museum will be open for visitation with food items available, and will have self-guided tour brochures so that visitors can tour the town and the Port Penn Wetlands Trail. You don't want to miss these special opportunities to see the Port Penn Collection! Free Port Penn

Sunday, August 21 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/21/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/21/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, August 21 at 1:00 PM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek State Park

Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/21/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/21/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, August 21 at 2:00 PM

Habitat Hikes: Magnificent Microhabitats at Killens Pond State Park

Not all habitats have to be huge - some can be small, or even microscopic! Join us to learn about what makes a microhabitat and how organisms survive there. We will be doing log rolls and looking under rocks, so be prepared to get a little dirty! Saturday, meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday, meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 8/21/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/21/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Habitat Hikes: Magnificent Microhabitats Not all habitats have to be huge - some can be small, or even microscopic! Join us to learn about what makes a microhabitat and how organisms survive there. We will be doing log rolls and looking under rocks, so be prepared to get a little dirty! Saturday, meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday, meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, August 21 at 2:00 PM

Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free

Add to Calendar 8/21/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/21/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free Trap Pond State Park

Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/23/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/23/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, August 23 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/23/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/23/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, August 23 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free

Add to Calendar 8/23/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/23/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 8/24/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/24/2022 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

Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/24/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/24/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, August 24 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 8/24/2022 9:15:00 AM 8/24/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, August 24 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/24/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/24/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, August 24 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/24/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/24/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, August 24 at 5:00 PM

Swamp Canoe Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Paddle through the northernmost stand of Baldcypress trees in the U.S. Learn why this type of swamp occurs no further north and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. No experience necessary. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/24/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/24/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Swamp Canoe Tour Paddle through the northernmost stand of Baldcypress trees in the U.S. Learn why this type of swamp occurs no further north and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. No experience necessary. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, August 24 at 5:30 PM

Introduction to Rock Climbing at Alapocas Run State Park

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/24/2022 5:30:00 PM 8/24/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00 PM

Art in Action: Beginner's Paper Quilling at Alapocas Run State Park

Learn some basic quilling techniques with Kelly Martin, owner of Paper Hibiscus, while creating a floral card to take home. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Add to Calendar 8/24/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/24/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Art in Action: Beginner's Paper Quilling Learn some basic quilling techniques with Kelly Martin, owner of Paper Hibiscus, while creating a floral card to take home. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, August 24 at 8:00 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/24/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/24/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, August 25 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 8/25/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/25/2022 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

Thursday, August 25 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/25/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/25/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, August 25 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/25/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/25/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, August 25 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building.

Add to Calendar 8/25/2022 12:30:00 PM 8/25/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, August 25 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 8/25/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/25/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 PM

Guided Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 8/25/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/25/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 PM

Sunset Kayak Tours at Lums Pond State Park

Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older (with a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. Pre-registration required. Register online. $35 per kayak.

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Add to Calendar 8/25/2022 6:30:00 PM 8/25/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Kayak Tours Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older (with a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. Pre-registration required. Register online. $35 per kayak. Lums Pond State Park

Thursday, August 25 at 8:00 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/25/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/25/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, August 26 at 8:00 AM

Samara Weaver: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/26/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/26/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Samara Weaver: Temporary Exhibition Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, August 26 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 8/26/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/26/2022 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

Friday, August 26 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/26/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, August 26 at 10:00 AM

Suffragist Headquarters at First State Heritage Park

In the spring of 1920, the campaign for women's right to vote came to Delaware, spilling out from the halls of the Old State House and onto the Dover Green. There, ""Suffs"" and their ""Anti"" counterparts waged a war of words and roses to determine the fate of the 19th Amendment. Visit the John Bell House (43 The Green) to discover this dramatic story during the landmark crusade for Women's Rights and fashion your own rose or ribbon to display your convictions like they did over 100 years ago. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/26/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Suffragist Headquarters In the spring of 1920, the campaign for women's right to vote came to Delaware, spilling out from the halls of the Old State House and onto the Dover Green. There, ""Suffs"" and their ""Anti"" counterparts waged a war of words and roses to determine the fate of the 19th Amendment. Visit the John Bell House (43 The Green) to discover this dramatic story during the landmark crusade for Women's Rights and fashion your own rose or ribbon to display your convictions like they did over 100 years ago. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Friday, August 26 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/26/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/26/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, August 26 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 8/26/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/26/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, August 26 at 2:00 PM

State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour!

Add to Calendar 8/26/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/26/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 26 at 7:00 PM

Park Trivia Night at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join the park's naturalists at the amphitheater to test your knowledge at this park-centered trivia night with the chance to win park prizes! Trivia night will be on the last Friday of every month through the summer (June, July, August). Topics may include: Flora and Fauna, Invasive Species, Geology and History. Register online, $3 per person or $9 for group of 4.

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Add to Calendar 8/26/2022 7:00:00 PM 8/26/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Park Trivia Night Join the park's naturalists at the amphitheater to test your knowledge at this park-centered trivia night with the chance to win park prizes! Trivia night will be on the last Friday of every month through the summer (June, July, August). Topics may include: Flora and Fauna, Invasive Species, Geology and History. Register online, $3 per person or $9 for group of 4. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 27 at 8:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers.

Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/27/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 27 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 8/27/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/27/2022 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

Saturday, August 27 at 9:00 AM

6th Annual Paddlefest at Delaware Seashore State Park

Come take part in a 4-mile paddling course through the scenic marsh creeks of Rehoboth Bay. For all the details, visit paddlefestde.com.

Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/27/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York 6th Annual Paddlefest Come take part in a 4-mile paddling course through the scenic marsh creeks of Rehoboth Bay. For all the details, visit paddlefestde.com. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 27 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Rock Climbing at Alapocas Run State Park

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/27/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/27/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn

Port Penn has a very unique and interesting history. In this program, we will talk about the development of the town from the 1760s to the present. Along the way, we'll see a number of the historic buildings that showcase the town's story. All tours start at the interpretive center. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/27/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Port Penn has a very unique and interesting history. In this program, we will talk about the development of the town from the 1760s to the present. Along the way, we'll see a number of the historic buildings that showcase the town's story. All tours start at the interpretive center. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. Port Penn

Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 AM

Suffragist Headquarters at First State Heritage Park

In the spring of 1920, the campaign for women's right to vote came to Delaware, spilling out from the halls of the Old State House and onto the Dover Green. There, ""Suffs"" and their ""Anti"" counterparts waged a war of words and roses to determine the fate of the 19th Amendment. Visit the John Bell House (43 The Green) to discover this dramatic story during the landmark crusade for Women's Rights and fashion your own rose or ribbon to display your convictions like they did over 100 years ago. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/27/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Suffragist Headquarters In the spring of 1920, the campaign for women's right to vote came to Delaware, spilling out from the halls of the Old State House and onto the Dover Green. There, ""Suffs"" and their ""Anti"" counterparts waged a war of words and roses to determine the fate of the 19th Amendment. Visit the John Bell House (43 The Green) to discover this dramatic story during the landmark crusade for Women's Rights and fashion your own rose or ribbon to display your convictions like they did over 100 years ago. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, August 27 at 11:00 AM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/27/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, August 27 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/27/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, August 27 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/27/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, August 27 at 2:00 PM

Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week.

Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/27/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 27 at 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 3:00:00 PM 8/27/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, August 27 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/27/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, August 27 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/27/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 PM

Park after Dark at Bellevue State Park

Walk with us to see what creatures are out and about after hours! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 7:30:00 PM 8/27/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Park after Dark Walk with us to see what creatures are out and about after hours! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $5 per person Bellevue State Park

Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 PM

Night Programs (themes vary) at Killens Pond State Park

Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/27/2022 7:30:00 PM 8/27/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Programs (themes vary) Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, August 28 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/28/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/28/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, August 28 at 10:00 AM

Medicinal Plant Walk at Trap Pond State Park

Join Roger Mustalish, MPH, Ph.D. an international conservationist as he leads a hike through our woods, highlighting medicinal plants and their history in our region. We will review the medicinal nature of plants found on our everyday hiking trails that have been part of healing traditions of Native and Non-Native Americans for generations and discuss those that have been the foundation for the creation of modern medicines. Please note, this walk will be observational and will not include or promote foraging or sampling at these locations. Additionally, the information to be presented is not designed to diagnose, prescribe or treat any medical condition. Pre-registration required, Call the Baldcypress Nature Center (302) 875-5163 to register. Please register at least 48 hours in advance. Sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum

Add to Calendar 8/28/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/28/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Medicinal Plant Walk Join Roger Mustalish, MPH, Ph.D. an international conservationist as he leads a hike through our woods, highlighting medicinal plants and their history in our region. We will review the medicinal nature of plants found on our everyday hiking trails that have been part of healing traditions of Native and Non-Native Americans for generations and discuss those that have been the foundation for the creation of modern medicines. Please note, this walk will be observational and will not include or promote foraging or sampling at these locations. Additionally, the information to be presented is not designed to diagnose, prescribe or treat any medical condition. Pre-registration required, Call the Baldcypress Nature Center (302) 875-5163 to register. Please register at least 48 hours in advance. Sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, August 28 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 8/28/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/28/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, August 28 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/28/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/28/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Tuesday, August 30 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/30/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/30/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, August 30 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free

Add to Calendar 8/30/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/30/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, August 31 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 8/31/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/31/2022 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

Wednesday, August 31 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/31/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/31/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, August 31 at 1:00 PM

Insects: So Tiny, So Mighty at Trap Pond State Park

Learn about the incredible strength and amazing abilities found among our insect friends. Meet at the campground pavilion. Free

Add to Calendar 8/31/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/31/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Insects: So Tiny, So Mighty Learn about the incredible strength and amazing abilities found among our insect friends. Meet at the campground pavilion. Free Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, August 31 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/31/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/31/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, August 31 at 5:00 PM

Sip & Stroll at Brandywine Zoo

The Brandywine Zoo is excited to bring back our happy hour series to Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and others, as well as ice cream from Hy-Point. This family friendly event will have fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink purchases sold separately. Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Members: Adult $5, Children $3; Non-members: Adults $10, Children $7

Add to Calendar 8/31/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/31/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Sip & Stroll The Brandywine Zoo is excited to bring back our happy hour series to Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and others, as well as ice cream from Hy-Point. This family friendly event will have fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink purchases sold separately. Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Members: Adult $5, Children $3; Non-members: Adults $10, Children $7 Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, August 31 at 8:00 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/31/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/31/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, September 01 at 8:00 AM

Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clark, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 9/1/2022 8:00:00 AM 9/1/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clark, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Thursday, September 01 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/1/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/1/2022 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

Friday, September 02 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/2/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/2/2022 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

Friday, September 02 at 6:00 PM

Guided Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 9/2/2022 6:00:00 PM 9/2/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, September 03 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/3/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/3/2022 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

Saturday, September 03 at 11:00 AM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar 9/3/2022 11:00:00 AM 9/3/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, September 03 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar 9/3/2022 5:00:00 PM 9/3/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, September 03 at 5:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/3/2022 5:00:00 PM 9/3/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, September 03 at 6:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/3/2022 6:00:00 PM 9/3/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, September 03 at 7:30 PM

Night Programs (themes vary) at Killens Pond State Park

Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/3/2022 7:30:00 PM 9/3/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Programs (themes vary) Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, September 04 at 8:00 AM

Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clark, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 9/4/2022 8:00:00 AM 9/4/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clark, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, September 04 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 9/4/2022 11:00:00 AM 9/4/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, September 04 at 2:00 PM

Animal Anatomy: Adaptations at Killens Pond State Park

Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/4/2022 2:00:00 PM 9/4/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Animal Anatomy: Adaptations Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Monday, September 05 at 9:00 AM

Labor Day at First State Heritage Park at First State Heritage Park

Just as the labors of everyday people have lifted up the United States since its colonial days, so too did the "Common Hands" who built Dover as it stands today. Celebrate these unsung contributions by joining one of our Common Hands: Trades of Early Dover walking tours, which will highlight the people who literally laid the foundation of the city as we know it in the 18th and early-19th centuries. These tours leave the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guided tours of Legislative Hall are also available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Add to Calendar 9/5/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/5/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Labor Day at First State Heritage Park Just as the labors of everyday people have lifted up the United States since its colonial days, so too did the "Common Hands" who built Dover as it stands today. Celebrate these unsung contributions by joining one of our Common Hands: Trades of Early Dover walking tours, which will highlight the people who literally laid the foundation of the city as we know it in the 18th and early-19th centuries. These tours leave the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guided tours of Legislative Hall are also available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, September 07 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/7/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/7/2022 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

Thursday, September 08 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/8/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/8/2022 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 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

Thursday, September 08 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour: The Dover Green at First State Heritage Park

Some stories are best told after dark! Hear forgotten stories as your guide leads you into the mists of the past by lantern light. 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

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Add to Calendar 9/8/2022 8:00:00 PM 9/8/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour: The Dover Green Some stories are best told after dark! Hear forgotten stories as your guide leads you into the mists of the past by lantern light. 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

Friday, September 09 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/9/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/9/2022 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 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

Friday, September 09 at 6:00 PM

Guided Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 9/9/2022 6:00:00 PM 9/9/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Friday, September 09 at 7:30 PM

Alapocas After Dark Hike at Alapocas Run State Park

Girl Scout exclusive program* Join us on this hike as we tread carefully into the twilight. Discover the story behind things that go bump in the night and learn more about your senses. FREE - Preregister by noon, Thursday, Sept 8 at 302-577-7020. Limit 20 people.

Add to Calendar 9/9/2022 7:30:00 PM 9/9/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Alapocas After Dark Hike Girl Scout exclusive program* Join us on this hike as we tread carefully into the twilight. Discover the story behind things that go bump in the night and learn more about your senses. FREE - Preregister by noon, Thursday, Sept 8 at 302-577-7020. Limit 20 people. Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, September 09 at 7:30 PM

Beach Bonfire & Guided Bridge Hike at Delaware Seashore State Park

Girl Scout exclusive program* Hike to the top of the iconic Indian River Inlet bridge and learn about how man and natural forces have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Combine the evening with a bonfire on the beach, complete with roasted marshmallows! $8 per person. Pre-registration required, please call (302) 227-6991 to register.

Add to Calendar 9/9/2022 7:30:00 PM 9/9/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Beach Bonfire & Guided Bridge Hike Girl Scout exclusive program* Hike to the top of the iconic Indian River Inlet bridge and learn about how man and natural forces have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Combine the evening with a bonfire on the beach, complete with roasted marshmallows! $8 per person. Pre-registration required, please call (302) 227-6991 to register. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, September 09 at 7:30 PM

Full Moon Friday at White Clay Creek State Park

Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. We’ll start the hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/9/2022 7:30:00 PM 9/9/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Friday Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. We’ll start the hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 AM

Fisherman’s Flea Market at Indian River Marina

Flea Market is being held from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Anything from fishing poles to propellers can be found at this annual event as our slip holders clean out their sheds and dock boxes to make room for new equipment.

Add to Calendar 9/10/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/10/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Fisherman’s Flea Market Flea Market is being held from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Anything from fishing poles to propellers can be found at this annual event as our slip holders clean out their sheds and dock boxes to make room for new equipment. Indian River Marina

Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/10/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/10/2022 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 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

Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 AM

Girl Scouts Love State Parks! at First State Heritage Park

Welcome Girl Scouts! First State Heritage Park, the National Park Service and the Biggs Museum of Art invite you to join us for a day of learning, exploration and crafts as you experience all that our unique state park as to offer. Girl Scout Exclusive.

Add to Calendar 9/10/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/10/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Girl Scouts Love State Parks! Welcome Girl Scouts! First State Heritage Park, the National Park Service and the Biggs Museum of Art invite you to join us for a day of learning, exploration and crafts as you experience all that our unique state park as to offer. Girl Scout Exclusive. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 AM

Girl Scouts Love State Parks! at First State Heritage Park

Girl Scout exclusive program* Welcome Girl Scouts! First State Heritage Park, the National Park Service and the Biggs Museum of Art invite you to join us for a day of learning, exploration and crafts as you experience all that our unique state park as to offer. Free. No registration required.

Add to Calendar 9/10/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/10/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Girl Scouts Love State Parks! Girl Scout exclusive program* Welcome Girl Scouts! First State Heritage Park, the National Park Service and the Biggs Museum of Art invite you to join us for a day of learning, exploration and crafts as you experience all that our unique state park as to offer. Free. No registration required. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, September 10 at 10:00 AM

Invasive Species Removal at Killens Pond State Park

Learn about local invasive species and how to remove them. This will be a two-part event: an educational program about invasive species followed by an opportunity to help remove them! Program will meet at the campground amphitheater. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 9/10/2022 10:00:00 AM 9/10/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Invasive Species Removal Learn about local invasive species and how to remove them. This will be a two-part event: an educational program about invasive species followed by an opportunity to help remove them! Program will meet at the campground amphitheater. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, September 10 at 10:00 AM

Invasive Species Removal at Killens Pond State Park

Learn about local invasive species and how to remove them. This will be a two-part event: an educational program about invasive species followed by an opportunity to help remove them! Program will meet at the campground amphitheater. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 9/10/2022 10:00:00 AM 9/10/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Invasive Species Removal Learn about local invasive species and how to remove them. This will be a two-part event: an educational program about invasive species followed by an opportunity to help remove them! Program will meet at the campground amphitheater. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, September 10 at 12:30 PM

Intro to Rock Climbing at Alapocas Run State Park

Girl Scout exclusive program* Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing.  Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided.  Park staff will instruct, guide, and belay all climbers.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian/troop leader. $22 per person – Preregister by noon, Friday, September 9 at 302-577-7020. Limit 12 people.

Add to Calendar 9/10/2022 12:30:00 PM 9/10/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Rock Climbing Girl Scout exclusive program* Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing.  Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided.  Park staff will instruct, guide, and belay all climbers.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian/troop leader. $22 per person – Preregister by noon, Friday, September 9 at 302-577-7020. Limit 12 people. Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 PM

Why Knot?! at Killens Pond State Park

Girl Scout exclusive program* Did you know that tying knots has been around since 13,000 BC?! In this program, we will learn about the importance of knots, along with how and why they are still used today! We will be learning four different knots: the half hitch, the clove hitch, the slipknot, and a square knot. If you’re up for the challenge, you can also learn how to tie the decorative Turk’s head knot! Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 9/10/2022 1:00:00 PM 9/10/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Why Knot?! Girl Scout exclusive program* Did you know that tying knots has been around since 13,000 BC?! In this program, we will learn about the importance of knots, along with how and why they are still used today! We will be learning four different knots: the half hitch, the clove hitch, the slipknot, and a square knot. If you’re up for the challenge, you can also learn how to tie the decorative Turk’s head knot! Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, September 10 at 5:00 PM

Escape Fort Delaware: The Mole at Fort Delaware State Park

Someone has been helping prisoners at Fort Delaware escape! US Army officials believe that this person lives or works inside the fort itself. You have been called in as an investigator to uncover the identity of the mole at Fort Delaware. Can you solve the mystery before time runs out? Find out in this escape room-style program set at historic Fort Delaware. Register online. Tickets are $50 per person.

Add to Calendar 9/10/2022 5:00:00 PM 9/10/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Escape Fort Delaware: The Mole Someone has been helping prisoners at Fort Delaware escape! US Army officials believe that this person lives or works inside the fort itself. You have been called in as an investigator to uncover the identity of the mole at Fort Delaware. Can you solve the mystery before time runs out? Find out in this escape room-style program set at historic Fort Delaware. Register online. Tickets are $50 per person. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, September 10 at 5:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/10/2022 5:00:00 PM 9/10/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, September 10 at 6:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/10/2022 6:00:00 PM 9/10/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 AM

Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clark, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 9/11/2022 8:00:00 AM 9/11/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clark, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, September 11 at 10:00 AM

Hide and Tweet: Bird Scavenger Hunt at Killens Pond State Park

Girl Scout exclusive program* Have you ever wondered about what kind of birds you can find in central Delaware? Now’s the time to learn in an active way! We’ll be hiking at least 1 mile through Killens Pond State Park and aiming to ID at least 5 birds by learning some beginner-level bird identification based on appearance and calls. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 9/11/2022 10:00:00 AM 9/11/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hide and Tweet: Bird Scavenger Hunt Girl Scout exclusive program* Have you ever wondered about what kind of birds you can find in central Delaware? Now’s the time to learn in an active way! We’ll be hiking at least 1 mile through Killens Pond State Park and aiming to ID at least 5 birds by learning some beginner-level bird identification based on appearance and calls. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, September 11 at 1:00 PM

Poetree: Tree ID Program at Killens Pond State Park

Girl Scout exclusive program* We can learn a lot from nature - and there’s an intersection between environmental stewardship and emotional connections to the world around us. Join us as we engage with some of the many species of trees around Killens Pond State Park. We’ll be learning how to identify them and using them to inspire artistic expression through poetry! Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 9/11/2022 1:00:00 PM 9/11/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Poetree: Tree ID Program Girl Scout exclusive program* We can learn a lot from nature - and there’s an intersection between environmental stewardship and emotional connections to the world around us. Join us as we engage with some of the many species of trees around Killens Pond State Park. We’ll be learning how to identify them and using them to inspire artistic expression through poetry! Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, September 11 at 2:00 PM

Girl Scouts Love State Parks! at White Clay Creek State Park

Girl Scout exclusive program* Join naturalists at White Clay Creek on Sunday, September 11 from 2-4 pm to work on a variety of Girl Scout Badges. We’ll meet at the Nature Center, please dress for the weather and bring a bottle of water. Pre-registration required by September 8, call 302-368-6900 to register. $4 per scout.

Add to Calendar 9/11/2022 2:00:00 PM 9/11/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Girl Scouts Love State Parks! Girl Scout exclusive program* Join naturalists at White Clay Creek on Sunday, September 11 from 2-4 pm to work on a variety of Girl Scout Badges. We’ll meet at the Nature Center, please dress for the weather and bring a bottle of water. Pre-registration required by September 8, call 302-368-6900 to register. $4 per scout. White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, September 14 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/14/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/14/2022 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

Thursday, September 15 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/15/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/15/2022 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 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

Friday, September 16 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/16/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/16/2022 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 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

Friday, September 16 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour: Old Methodist Cemetery at First State Heritage Park

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 what stories and spirits may await you among the headstones. 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

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Add to Calendar 9/16/2022 8:00:00 PM 9/16/2022 8:00:00 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 what stories and spirits may await you among the headstones. 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

Saturday, September 17 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/17/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/17/2022 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 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

Saturday, September 17 at 10:00 AM

Autumn Arts Festival at Indian River Marina

The Autumn Arts Festival will be held from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This annual fun filled family event will offer up to 60 artisans and crafters. There will be live entertainment, food trucks and pumpkin fun for the entire family. Space is still available for the 2022 event. Contact the Marina office for more information.

Add to Calendar 9/17/2022 10:00:00 AM 9/17/2022 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Autumn Arts Festival The Autumn Arts Festival will be held from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This annual fun filled family event will offer up to 60 artisans and crafters. There will be live entertainment, food trucks and pumpkin fun for the entire family. Space is still available for the 2022 event. Contact the Marina office for more information. Indian River Marina

Saturday, September 17 at 10:00 AM

Colonial Trades: Candlemaking at First State Heritage Park

It's easy for us to take for granted the lights that brighten our nights; it's only when those lights go out that we begin to experience the nocturnal world as our forebears did. In those moments when the power fails, we often turn to the same tool that they did: the flame on the end of a wax candle. Join guest interpreters from the John Dickinson Plantation as they demonstrate the process of dipping and preparing authentic beeswax candles and even have the opportunity to get hands-on with this essential colonial trade. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 9/17/2022 10:00:00 AM 9/17/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Colonial Trades: Candlemaking It's easy for us to take for granted the lights that brighten our nights; it's only when those lights go out that we begin to experience the nocturnal world as our forebears did. In those moments when the power fails, we often turn to the same tool that they did: the flame on the end of a wax candle. Join guest interpreters from the John Dickinson Plantation as they demonstrate the process of dipping and preparing authentic beeswax candles and even have the opportunity to get hands-on with this essential colonial trade. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, September 17 at 5:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/17/2022 5:00:00 PM 9/17/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, September 17 at 6:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/17/2022 6:00:00 PM 9/17/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 PM

Night Programs (themes vary) at Killens Pond State Park

Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/17/2022 7:30:00 PM 9/17/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Programs (themes vary) Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, September 18 at 8:00 AM

Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clark, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 9/18/2022 8:00:00 AM 9/18/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clark, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, September 18 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 9/18/2022 11:00:00 AM 9/18/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, September 18 at 5:00 PM

Auburn Heights After Hours: Dog Days of Summer at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for scenic views, craft brews and games to amuse! Explore our picturesque grounds after hours with a different food truck, featured exhibiting group and other fun activities. Join us this month for the dog days of summer! The Dog Training Center of Chester County will have outdoor dog training demonstrations plus other fun activities for our furry, four-legged friends. Admission is $6 age 13 & up; $3 age 6-12, Members & children under 5 free. Food available from the Munchy Machine food truck a la carte or part of a "Dinner and Drink Special" and beer from Dew Point Brewing. Learn more at auburnheights.org.

Add to Calendar 9/18/2022 5:00:00 PM 9/18/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights After Hours: Dog Days of Summer Join us for scenic views, craft brews and games to amuse! Explore our picturesque grounds after hours with a different food truck, featured exhibiting group and other fun activities. Join us this month for the dog days of summer! The Dog Training Center of Chester County will have outdoor dog training demonstrations plus other fun activities for our furry, four-legged friends. Admission is $6 age 13 & up; $3 age 6-12, Members & children under 5 free. Food available from the Munchy Machine food truck a la carte or part of a "Dinner and Drink Special" and beer from Dew Point Brewing. Learn more at auburnheights.org. Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, September 21 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/21/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/21/2022 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

Thursday, September 22 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/22/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/22/2022 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 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

Friday, September 23 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/23/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/23/2022 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 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

Friday, September 23 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour: Presbyterian Cemetery at First State Heritage Park

How a Dover hero of the Revolutionary War came home 70 years after his death is but one of the fascinating tales you'll hear on this guided tour. As the light of your flickering candle lantern illuminates centuries-old headstones, figures of the past will emerge to share their stories. 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

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Add to Calendar 9/23/2022 8:00:00 PM 9/23/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour: Presbyterian Cemetery How a Dover hero of the Revolutionary War came home 70 years after his death is but one of the fascinating tales you'll hear on this guided tour. As the light of your flickering candle lantern illuminates centuries-old headstones, figures of the past will emerge to share their stories. 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

Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 AM

Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clark, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 9/24/2022 8:00:00 AM 9/24/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Artist Showcase:Temporary Exhibition Artists’ Katelyn Casula, Tegan Clark, and Renn Kingsbury will display their works at the Blue Ball Barn. Come see their illustrations, paintings, and other mixed media creations. This exhibit will be open daily from September 1-September 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/24/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/24/2022 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

Saturday, September 24 at 5:00 PM

Escape Fort Delaware: The Mole at Fort Delaware State Park

Someone has been helping prisoners at Fort Delaware escape! US Army officials believe that this person lives or works inside the fort itself. You have been called in as an investigator to uncover the identity of the mole at Fort Delaware. Can you solve the mystery before time runs out? Find out in this escape room-style program set at historic Fort Delaware. Register online. Tickets are $50 per person.

Add to Calendar 9/24/2022 5:00:00 PM 9/24/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Escape Fort Delaware: The Mole Someone has been helping prisoners at Fort Delaware escape! US Army officials believe that this person lives or works inside the fort itself. You have been called in as an investigator to uncover the identity of the mole at Fort Delaware. Can you solve the mystery before time runs out? Find out in this escape room-style program set at historic Fort Delaware. Register online. Tickets are $50 per person. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, September 24 at 5:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/24/2022 5:00:00 PM 9/24/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, September 24 at 6:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/24/2022 6:00:00 PM 9/24/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, September 28 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/28/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/28/2022 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

Thursday, September 29 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/29/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/29/2022 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 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

Friday, September 30 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 9/30/2022 9:00:00 AM 9/30/2022 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

Friday, September 30 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour: Old Methodist Cemetery at First State Heritage Park

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 what stories and spirits may await you among the headstones. 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

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Add to Calendar 9/30/2022 8:00:00 PM 9/30/2022 8:00:00 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 what stories and spirits may await you among the headstones. 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

Saturday, October 01 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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 10/1/2022 9:00:00 AM 10/1/2022 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

Saturday, October 01 at 5:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/1/2022 5:00:00 PM 10/1/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, October 01 at 6:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/1/2022 6:00:00 PM 10/1/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Friday, October 07 at 6:30 PM

Savoring Our Coastal Heritage at Delaware Seashore State Park

Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delaware's coast, and learn about the daily lives of the surfmen that served at the station and the heroic rescues they performed. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have been eating around the turn-of-the-century. Menu may include anything from steamed clams and fresh fish to muskrat stew and grilled venison! Top off the evening with a lantern-lit walk on the beach to hear local shipwreck tales, full of tragedy and mystery. Pre-registration required by Saturday, October 1st. $99 per person. Ages 21 and up. For detailed questions about the menu or what to expect, please call 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 10/7/2022 6:30:00 PM 10/7/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Savoring Our Coastal Heritage Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delaware's coast, and learn about the daily lives of the surfmen that served at the station and the heroic rescues they performed. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have been eating around the turn-of-the-century. Menu may include anything from steamed clams and fresh fish to muskrat stew and grilled venison! Top off the evening with a lantern-lit walk on the beach to hear local shipwreck tales, full of tragedy and mystery. Pre-registration required by Saturday, October 1st. $99 per person. Ages 21 and up. For detailed questions about the menu or what to expect, please call 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, October 07 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour: Christ Church Cemetery at First State Heritage Park

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

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Add to Calendar 10/7/2022 8:00:00 PM 10/7/2022 8:00:00 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

Saturday, October 08 at 5:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/8/2022 5:00:00 PM 10/8/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, October 08 at 6:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/8/2022 6:00:00 PM 10/8/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 AM

Connecting with Nature Hike at Alapocas Run State Park

Join us on a hike through Alapocas Woods to explore texture and how important it is in both nature and art. We'll be starting our hike at the Blue Ball Barn's Folk Art Gallery and then head out into the forest to make some observations and complete a simple art project. You will see how using natural textures, colors and patterns in art can connect people to each other and nature. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 10/15/2022 10:00:00 AM 10/15/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Connecting with Nature Hike Join us on a hike through Alapocas Woods to explore texture and how important it is in both nature and art. We'll be starting our hike at the Blue Ball Barn's Folk Art Gallery and then head out into the forest to make some observations and complete a simple art project. You will see how using natural textures, colors and patterns in art can connect people to each other and nature. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, October 15 at 5:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/15/2022 5:00:00 PM 10/15/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/15/2022 6:00:00 PM 10/15/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Friday, October 28 at 7:00 PM

Dark Dover Lantern Tour at First State Heritage Park

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

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Add to Calendar 10/28/2022 7:00:00 PM 10/28/2022 7:00:00 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

Saturday, October 29 at 8:30 PM

Dark Dover Lantern Tour at First State Heritage Park

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

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Add to Calendar 10/29/2022 8:30:00 PM 10/29/2022 8:30:00 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