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First State Heritage Park

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Address: 43 The Green, Dover, DE 19901-3611
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+1 302-739-9194
09:00 - 16:30
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Wed - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

First State Heritate Park is Delaware's first urban "park without...

First State Heritate Park is Delaware's first urban "park without boundaries" that links historic and cultural sites in the city that has been the seat of government since 1777.First State Heritage Park is a partnership of state and city agencies under the leadership of Delaware State Parks. Admission to all sites is free.

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A fascinating tour.

We got there just as the Heritage Park opened. We told a youg man in period costume that we were interested in the tour and he said come on then and off we went, just him and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2016
Richard B
Epsom, United Kingdom
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We got there just as the Heritage Park opened. We told a youg man in period costume that we were interested in the tour and he said come on then and off we went, just him and the two of us. Our guides style was to make this a two way chat rather than a lecture which enhanced the experience... More 

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This is a walking tour through the heart of a quintessential colonial city. This tour ties all of the history of Dover together and leaves a visitor with a view of history and the importance of Delaware to the American Experience. The guide was out standing! He was a young college student who was dressed in period attire and who... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Had a blast at Dover Days. Plenty of things to see and do. Great variety of food vendors, exhibitions, and other local businesses. Loved that they had a changing station with different products to try and convenience to change a baby. A great balance of historical information, people in period costumes, a kids area, and much more. I want to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The tours start at the John Bell's house on The Green and are continuous. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, he made history come alive with the many stories he told us. The tour takes about half an hour and it is, basically, a walk around The Green with stops for photography and stories of the old houses and their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Safe to say, we didn't know a lot about Delaware and the State Capitals help us learn a lot. They had free tours and got there right at 9 so the guide showed us around. Lots of stories to tell us the history of Delaware, 95% we did not know before we started. Definitely worth the time to go.

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Smithland, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Nothing was open since we visited on a Sunday, but it was wonderful to walk around in peace and quiet and visit these historic sites.

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The concept is to connect the various historic sites in Dover into a unified experience for visitors. The visitor center at the archives building is the place to start. There is a small museum with rotating exhibits, and a visitor can get information on events and activities offered on that day. The Old State House and other sites are part... More 

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Hartly, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

I go to the First State Heritage Park all the time. It's a brilliant place to visit and get a feel for how important this often forgotten state capitol is. There's also really great grass that is quite comfortable to roll around in...

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

We have toured 22 State Capitols and Dover has the prettiest Green with brick sidewalks and historic buildings yet. We reserved tours for the Old State House, Legislative Hall , The Green & Woodburn (Governor's home - reservations required). We were lucky to have private tours and with the exception of Legislative Hall, built in the 1930's, the buildings around... More 

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Delaware City, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Great fun for the whole family. Check out the historic sites of First State Heritage Park. Admission is free and parking is free. Tour the Capitol, Legislative Hall. Go back in time with a costumed interpreter with a walking tour of The Dover Green. Bring your cameras to the Old State House and check out the beautiful geometrical staircase! Start... More 

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