Explore the state of Delaware
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 seat of county government be moved from its historic location in Lewes on the coast to a location in the center of the county. Established in 1791, the town and its square “circle” is noted for its biennial (and nationally unique) Return Day festival in which tens of thousands come to watch as winners and losers ride together in parades following elections. The town’s Marvel Carriage Museum is home to a number of historic conveyances that are used for the event as well as a number of local artifacts and restored historic structures. Please call for hours.