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Captain John Smith Monument/Phillips Landing

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  • Phillips Landing Rd., Rt 496
  • Laurel, DE 19956

A “new” chapter in Delaware history was written in 2007 when scientific studies of charts made by Captain John Smith revealed that he had reached Delaware while exploring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The wooded areas and walking trails of the surrounding Phillips Landing Recreation Area allow visitors to experience a taste of the isolated natural beauty that Smith encountered.

The sign is located by the water front on the south side of the monument.

99 Kings Highway • Dover, DE 19901 • 1-866-284-7483
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