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Address: The Green, Dover, DE
Phone Number:
+1 302-739-4266
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun 13:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

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Very Historical

The house sits on a common green with lots of colonial buildings around the square. It was originally shared between the state and the 3 counties. The state house had several... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
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721 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The house sits on a common green with lots of colonial buildings around the square. It was originally shared between the state and the 3 counties. The state house had several renovations over the years. There is a free standing bifurcated staircase leading up to a second and third floor. The docents were very friendly and knowledgeable. Mobility impaired visitors... More 

Thank Melodycthomas
Goodletttsville, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Learned more about the history of Dover and those involved. Take the tour if you are there before 1.

Thank cpafan
Rockville, Maryland
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435 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

While the building is not large (Delaware is not large) it is an architectural masterpiece and a great experience for a visit.It is as it was inside. You can feel the colonial past seeing the inside of the legislative chambers. Spend some time just taking in the interior.

Thank TomWall60
Coral Springs, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We took a guided tour and learned quite a bit of history of the area. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The building is colonial, so if you are interested in history, you will enjoy visiting. People have told us there is "nothing" to see in Dover, but husband and I both thought visiting this state house was worth our... More 

Thank BarbaraZ16
Estero, Florida
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150 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Both the current capitol and the Old State House are worth the time spent to tour them. History is that when the capital was relocated from NewCastle (too close to British-occupied Philly during the Revolution) south to Dover, there was no adequate building for the legislature to meet. Local (separate) taverns were used by the Assembly and Senate, but the... More 

Thank RoyVB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The tiny original state house is well worth a short 10-15 minute visit if you are in Dover - it is really small, so won't take any longer! The square it's on is very picturesque and entry is free of charge.

Thank DSandJB
East Freetown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Very cool and reminded me of Independence Hall. I loved that we could actually go into the legislature and house rooms. Renovation is beautiful and the area is beautiful. It is very apparent that DE is proud of their history and showing it off (which they should be!). If you're in the area, you should not miss it!

Thank jeanalyon
Allentown, PA
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396 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stopped here for a visit and decided not to take a tour, but instead investigate the building on our own. Since we were the only visitors there, the tour guide accompanied us throughout the entire house to answer any questions that we had. The building has been beautifully renovated....hard to do in the times of low funding. Kudos!

Thank LivinglifeinPA
Knoxville, Tennessee
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859 reviews
505 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Stopped here for a quick photo visit on our mission to vist each state capitol. Beautiful grounds, building and statue out front.

Thank Knox10SC
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104 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

If you like the history of the First State, then you will love the Old State House. They often have interpreters in period clothing and tours too! IT is a fun way to learn the history of the area and be sure to look around the historic Green

Thank Heather L

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