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Discover the Trail

The Delaware History Trail will guide you through the historical crossroads of our great nation. From the meeting place of the Leni Lenape Indians to the site where Delaware was the first to ratify the U.S. Constitution, you will experience a celebration of historic architecture, beautiful estates and one-of-a-kind museums. As you travel back in time, you will become acquainted with Delaware’s early settlers, influential patriots and pioneers who fought for the ideals of our nation, and the creative minds driving the Industrial Revolution. 

Within the boundaries of our state, your quest along the Delaware History Trail will allow you to explore centuries worth of history while driving from gorgeous country sides to award-winning beaches. We invite you to rediscover the path Delaware has taken during the most significant historic moments of our state and nation. Welcome to the Delaware History Trail.

Below is a complete listing of the 36 sites featured on the Delaware History Trail including; a brief site description, address and contact information. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you may also visit additional historical sites in Delaware known as our “Fabulous Fiftteen” (please note that these locations do not count towards completing the Delaware History Trail). To view county maps highlighting Delaware History Trail and "Fabulous Fifteen" locations, please click here

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Smyrna Museum

  • 11 S. Main St.
  • Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Phone: (302) 653-1320
  • Region: Kent
This property consists of two historic buildings. The oldest, known as “The Plank House,” is a small frame structure that is representative of early 18th century architecture in rural Delaware. It see more »

The Green

  • 25 The Green
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 744-5055
  • Region: Kent
For countless generations The Green has been the symbolic heart of this historic city, which was established by William Penn in 1683. Seat of county government and center for community life in see more »

Wilmington and Western Railroad

  • Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pk
  • Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Phone: (302) 998-1930
  • Region: New Castle
Delaware’s historic Red Clay Valley provides the scenic backdrop for this fun and educational “hands-on-history” experience. Established in 1867 to provide freight and passenger service to the local see more »

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

  • 5105 Kennett Pk (Rt 52)
  • Winterthur, DE 19735
  • Phone: (302) 888-4600
  • Region: New Castle
More than fifty years ago, Delaware native Henry Francis duPont began welcoming visitors to his childhood home, Winterthur, to see its magnificent gardens and view his amazing collection of decorative see more »
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