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Dover, Delaware

We invite you to visit Dover, the capital city of The First State. A Main Street community, Dover is thriving with galleries, art walks, eateries, quaint boutiques and more. Dover's historic "The Green" was named as one of four Delaware sites that were accepted as the newest National Monuments in America in 2013, making it one of the first National Parks in Delaware!

Located in Central Delaware, in the center of Kent County, The Capital City of Dover is approximately 90 miles south of Philadelphia, PA, and 90 miles east of Washington, DC. The city was founded in 1683 by William Penn. In 1717, it was officially laid out over an area of 125 acres by a commission of the Delaware General Assembly.

While in Delaware's Capital Region visit a number of free museums featuring everything from airplanes to Victrolas, art galleries, art loop, classes, and theater. There are festivals and events all year long, including the county's signature event -- the Dover Days Festival -- which recently celebrated its 83rd anniversary the first weekend in May of 2016.

History is alive here with a thriving Amish community, and free guided walking tours to learn about the founding of our country, slavery, women in history and more. Dover is a blend of various experiences that feature history, art, music, theater, quaint shops, and dining - we have something for everyone! So come see us and Eat, Drink and Buy Art!

Galleries - Museums

Theaters - Attractions

Eateries - Pubs


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Events Wednesday, February 22 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Syne Language
Exhibit at The Biggs Museum of Art

Saturday - March 25, 2017
Annual Benefit Auction & Indoor Winter Flea Market
Benefiting the Delaware Agricultural Museum

Saturday, March 25 - Sunday March 26, 2017
The Music Man
Presented by The Children's Theatre at the Schwartz Center for the Arts

Friday - March 31, 2017
The Bumper Jacksons
Live at the Schwartz Center for the Arts

Friday, May 5 - Friday, June 30 2017
Ansel Adams: Early Works
The Biggs Museum is proud to present its first exhibition of the works of the iconic American photographer, Ansel Adams.