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Fabulous Fifteen

The “Fabulous Fifteen” sites are suggested locations that you may want to explore while you journey through the history of the First State. (please note that these locations do not count towards completing the Delaware History Trail).

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Delaware Art Museum

  • 2301 Kentmere Parkway
  • Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Phone: (302) 571-9590
  • Region: New Castle
Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, illustrations by Wilmington native Howard Pyle, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and see more »

Breakwater/Harbor of Refuge

  • Cape May/Lewes Terminal
  • Lewes, DE 19958
  • Phone: (302) 644-7046
  • Region: Sussex
Significant to our nation’s maritime commerce in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Delaware Breakwater and Harbor of Refuge structures and the lighthouses that stand upon them are listed in the see more »

Delaware State Fairgrounds

  • 18500 S. Dupont Hwy
  • Harrington, DE 19952
  • Phone: (302) 398-3269
  • Region: Kent
The first fair was held here in July, 1920. In 1962 this annual event was named the Delaware State Fair to reflect its popularity and statewide appeal. German prisoners were housed here during World see more »

Delaware State Police Museum

  • 1425 N Dupont Hwy.
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 739-7700
  • Region: Kent
A wide range of artifacts including everything from uniforms to cars (and a helicopter!) document the nearly one hundred year history of the state’s police force. Special exhibits concern some of the see more »

DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve

  • 2992 Lighthouse Rd
  • Milford, DE 19963
  • Phone: (302) 422-1329
  • Region: Sussex
Operated by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, the Center highlights the critical importance of the marine environment of the Delaware estuary to the history of our state. Located near the see more »

Fenwick Island Lighthouse - Transpeninsular Marker

  • 146 St.
  • Fenwick Island, DE 19944
  • Phone: (302) 539-2100
  • Region: Sussex
Constructed in 1859, this 87 foot tower was intended to assist mariners in avoiding the dangerous shoals offshore which had claimed many ships before its establishment. Located on the grounds is the see more »

Geographic Center of Delaware

  • Route 12
  • Felton, DE 19943
In 1989, a curious seventh grader from the Caesar Rodney School District asked where the center of Delaware was located. With the help of his teacher and the Kent County Department of Planning, it was see more »

Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm

  • 500 Greenbank Rd.
  • Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Phone: (302) 999-9001
  • Region: New Castle
Located in the center of the Greenbank Mill National Historic District, the Mill and its surroundings provide a fascinating glimpse of Delaware life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. One of see more »

Iron Hill Museum

  • 1355 Old Baltimore Pk.
  • Newark, DE 19702
  • Phone: (302) 368-5703
  • Region: New Castle
Housed in an historic school building, the museum includes an eclectic mix of artifacts and exhibits (specifically highlighting natural history/mineralogy, and Native American history). The museum see more »

Mount Cuba Center

  • 3120 Barley Mill Rd.
  • Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Phone: (302) 239-4244
  • Region: New Castle
Dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants of the Appalachian Piedmont region, Mount Cuba offers visitors a truly unique opportunity to learn more about the natural history of see more »

Old Claymont High School

  • Green Street
  • Claymont, DE 19703
  • Region: New Castle
This was the first public high school in a segregated state to be legally integrated. A petition by Civil Rights attorney Louis L. Redding to admit a group of black students to the school resulted in see more »

Schwartz Center for the Arts

  • 226 S. State St.
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 678-5152
  • Region: Kent
The Schwartz Center for the Arts was originally constructed in 1904 and known as The Dover Opera House. George M. Schwartz expanded it into a movie theater in 1923 and tabbed it The Capital Theater. see more »

The Circle (Georgetown)

  • 510 S. Bedford St
  • Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Phone: (302) 855-9660
  • Region: Sussex
The Circle is the ceremonial “heart” of Sussex County. With the conclusion of the American Revolution and the spirit of emerging democracy, the citizens of central and western Sussex demanded that the see more »

The Clayton Theatre

  • 900 Main Street
  • Dagsboro, DE 19939
  • Phone: (302) 732-3744
  • Region: Sussex
This historic movie theater provides “a trip down memory lane” for those who remember the days when most downstate towns could boast a “movie house” as a center for community life and entertainment. see more »

Village of Arden

  • 2119 The Highway
  • Arden, DE 19810
  • Region: New Castle
This community was founded in 1900 by social reformers Frank Stephens and Will Price. Founding principles were Henry George’s Single Tax economic theory and William Morris’s arts and crafts see more »
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