On December 7, 1787, inside Dover's Golden Fleece Tavern, Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. One block from where the tavern stood, Constitution Park features a four-foot cube upon which is inscribed the entire document as it has evolved.
More than 1,200 kinds of hot sauce are available at Peppers in Rehoboth Beach, Del. One sauce is so hot, you have to sign a waiver before sampling it.
At Mike's Famous Harley-Davidson in New Castle, visitors can see the only Harley-Davidson® motorcycle to be ridden around the world.
The Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Smyrna is one of the few restaurants in the country where muskrat is served. This backwater delicacy is trapped locally in January and February and served - par-boiled and sautéed - to adventurous diners.
What is believed to be the original Stars and Stripes - the 13-star flag sewn by Betsy Ross - was first flown during the 1777 Battle of Cooch's Bridge in Delaware. The battlefield, featuring a monument, cannon and plaque, is in Newark.
Horseshoe crabs, which flock to the Delaware coast every May to mate, can go for up to a year without eating. That's probably how their species has been able to survive since the days of the dinosaur. Thousands of shorebirds descend on the area to fill up on the crabs' eggs, attracting birders from throughout the region.
At the Delaware History Museum in Wilmington, visitors can view the world's largest frying pan. The pan was used to cook chicken from 1950 through 1988 at the Delmarva Chicken Festival. It holds 180 gallons of cooking oil, and can cook up to 800 quarters of chicken at one time.
In 1880, the 87-foot Fenwick Island Lighthouse on Fenwick Island was repainted. The cost? Five dollars ...
The Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum in Wilmington contains what is thought to be the world's largest collection of miniature vases, some dating back to 600 B.C.
Fisher's Popcorn on Fenwick Island has received orders from as far away as Vietnam and Indonesia for its caramel corn.
One of the 6,500 artifacts on display at Fenwick Island's Discover Sea Museum is the Noon Cannon, circa 1640. Originally placed on a sundial base, this small bronze cannon is the predecessor to today's alarm clocks. To use, you would first place a small charge of gun powder in the barrel, then move the barrel on the sun dial to the time you needed to get up. When the sun reached the correct position, it would shine through a lens over the touch hole of the cannon, setting off the charge.
The cargo bay of the C-5 Galaxy airplane at Dover Air Force Base can hold six Greyhound buses.