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History & Heritage

Explore Delaware history as you discover the places and events that helped shaped a nation and the proud heritage of The First State.

Tour the family estates of the du Ponts – Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Winterthur, and Hagley Museum and Gardens – and take in each of their distinct architecture, decorative arts and scenic gardens.

For serious history buffs or family road trip ideas, embark on the Delaware History Trail and experience up to 36 historically significant sites including The Green in Dover, where Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

From strolling the cobblestone streets of historic New Castle to setting sail on the Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware museums and historical attractions offer a glimpse into the life and culture of days gone by. 

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Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame

  • 801 Shipyard Dr
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Phone: (302) 425-3263
  • Region: Northern
Found in Wilmington at Frawley Stadium, the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame strives to preserve and honor the heroes in Delaware sports. The next time you visit Northern Delaware come see more »

Delaware State Police Museum

  • 1425 N Dupont Hwy.
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 739-7700
  • Region: Central
Offering 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 see more »

Discoversea Shipwreck Museum

  • 708 Coastal Hwy
  • Fenwick Island, DE 19944
  • Phone: (302) 539-9366
  • Region: Southern
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is an ever-changing exhibit that expands and diversifies with the acquisitions of new artifacts as they are recovered. The DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum's collection of see more »

Dutch House

  • 32 E. Third St.
  • New Castle, DE 19720
  • Phone: (302) 322-2794
  • Region: Northern
At the Dutch House, step back in time to the seafaring days of the late 17th century when New Castle was a young port. Enjoy the gleam of early pewter set at a hutch table. Discover the kas (an see more »

Elsie Williams Doll Collection

  • Seashore Hwy. Rt. 18/404
  • Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Phone: (302) 856-9033
  • Region: Southern
Elsie Williams was the wife of US Senator John "Whispering Willie" Williams, native of Millsboro, Delaware. During her travels around the United States and abroad with her husband, she developed an see more »

Fenwick Island Lighthouse - Transpeninsular Marker

  • 146 St.
  • Fenwick Island, DE 19944
  • Phone: (302) 539-2100
  • Region: Southern
Located on the grounds of the historic Fenwick Island Lighthouse, the marker is the first of a series of stone monuments that were placed by surveyors in 1750-51 to mark the Transpeninsular Line see more »

Fort Delaware State Park

  • Pea Patch Island
  • P.O. Box 170
  • Delaware City, DE 19706
  • Phone: (302) 834-7941
  • Region: Northern
Fort Delaware, the Union fortress dating back to 1859, once housed Confederate prisoners of war. It was originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia. Visitors take a ½ -mile see more »

Fort Dupont State Park

  • Reedy Point Bridge, DE Rt 9
  • Delaware CIty, DE 19706
  • Phone: (302) 834-7941
  • Region: Northern
Fort DuPont is located just south of Delaware City off Route 9. The park features 322 acres along the scenic Delaware River and the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Open year-round, the park provides see more »

Fort Miles Historical

  • 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr
  • Lewes, DE 19958
  • Phone: 302-645-0753
  • Region: Southern
Fort Miles in Lewes, Delaware was built in 1941, to defend assets along the Delaware River and Bay during the Second World War. Stop by Fort Miles to experience the history of this important site. see more »

Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House

  • West Main Street (Route 299)
  • Odessa, DE 19730
  • Phone: (302) 652-4491
  • Region: Northern
Visit the Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House in Historic Odessa, Delaware, erected in 1783 -- the smallest brick house of worship in the United States! Placed on the National Register of Historic see more »

Constitution Park

  • S. State St. & North St.
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 739-5055
  • Region: Central
Located in Dover, Delaware, Constitution Park features a 12-foot bronze quill on a 4-foot cube inscribed with the United States Constitution. On a half wall the surrounds the ornament, each of the 13 see more »
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