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First State Heritage Park

43 The Green, Dover, DE 19901-3611
+1 302-739-9194
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Start your tour of Dover here

The John Bell house is a small historic house that offers information and talks about Dover... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Zach F
Lovely neighborhood

We stopped at the welcome center, home of the archives center and we started visited this historic... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Nathalie P
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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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43 The Green, Dover, DE 19901-3611
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The John Bell house is a small historic house that offers information and talks about Dover history. It's a good place to start your tour of the Dover Green and surrounding area. The day I was there a talk and demonstration on 18th century medicine...More

Thank Zach F
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the welcome center, home of the archives center and we started visited this historic park, full of beautiful houses. You can visit the old state house, the Biggs American Art museum to name a few. Lawns are beautiful such as trees. Do...More

Thank Nathalie P
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We took the Christ Church Cemetery Lantern Tour and were very impressed by the professionalism and historic content of the tour. They have re-enactors that make the experience that more interesting. There are other Cemeteries on tour, a different one every Friday.

Thank raxs
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This "park" is on my way to work, and I drive past it almost every day. I love history and driving past all of the older buildings in down town Dover. If you are visiting the area and enjoy history then you will enjoy walking...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Set on a square of grass surrounded by stately old trees and governmental buildings, it is the perfect place to relax and at times enjoy open air concerts.

Thank TreaterJim
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Plan a good afternoon wandering all the great historical sites around the park. Many interpreters bring our American heritage to life with their reinactments. Beautiful grounds and gorgeous buildings - you're going to like it.

Thank TravelWriterDB
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic tour. The guide was enthusiastic and regaled me with the colorful history of the Green. Very knowledgeable and articulate. Glad I came.

Thank Albert M
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Theresa gave a wonderful walking tour. Very informative & entertaining. Her enthusiasm was contagious!

Thank Kristen F
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...More

Thank Richard B
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...More

Thank Shawn H
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AnnC576
8 June 2015|
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Response from 1stStateHeritagePark | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! The best place to start is the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries (121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. N - formerly 121 Duke of York Street). The Delaware State Museum Visitor... More
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