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Old State House

The Green, Dover, DE 19901
+1 302-739-4266
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A Glimpse of America's Story

Author David McCullough noted that in order to preserve democracy one need to have a sense of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeffrey M
Great tour of the First State's Old State House

A friend and I were traveling the east coast, starting in Arkansas, to South Carolina, and working... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
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The Green, Dover, DE 19901
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Author David McCullough noted that in order to preserve democracy one need to have a sense of history. The Old State House in Dover, Delaware is placebo learn about the history of the :First State" and well as Delaware's role in the American Revolution. Part...More

1  Thank Jeffrey M
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

A friend and I were traveling the east coast, starting in Arkansas, to South Carolina, and working our way north to visit and walk in all the state capitals. We found Dover DE to be a very quaint colonial town. Upon entering the Old State...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Completed in 1791. Learn about each room, historical events and people. We had a memorbale visit here because of the tour guide that gave us a tour. He was very knowledgeable and passionate with teaching visitors. We spent about an hour with the guide. Highly...More

1  Thank IllinoisKate1
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The area of Dover known as the Green is a beautiful collection of park land and government buildings. The Old State House is a must tour stop with docents dressed in period costumes that give short informative oral summaries of the key events taking place...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We had never been to Delaware, so had to come this way. We drove in to the historic area and started our day with a stop here. Lucretia greeted us and spent so much time with us telling us all of the history of the...More

Thank Gail G
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The Old State House actually served as both local courthouse (lower level) and state house (upper level). Our enthusiastic tour guide, Tom, presented the history of Delaware and its people who became the first state in the United States. For a visit to Dover, do...More

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We arrived about 20 minutes before closing time. The guides gave us a short tour of the building. A fascinating place, full of history of the State of Delaware, and American History in general. Was well worth it- would go back for the longer tour.

Thank Devorah L
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We got a short tour of the Old State House from a knowledgeable guide. The building is not very large, but it was really interesting to see how Delaware government got its start in just a couple small, shared rooms. There is no reason not...More

Thank Shawn H
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here while we were waiting for the walking tour of the Green to begin and were immediately greeted by Dennis who proceeded to give us a very succinct and interesting tour of the building and Delaware history. The tour was succinct because we only...More

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

A stop in the area has to include the Old State House. Hear about the history of Delaware and see the different chambers of the Old State House and artifacts. There are tour guides who will talk to you about the history of the Old...More

1  Thank RonB4610
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