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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 making 2017 our 300th anniversary!

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 will be celebrating its 84th anniversary the first weekend in May of 2017.

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 Saturday - May 6, 2017
Technicolor Motor Home: Steely Dan Tribute
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.

Friday - May 26, 2017
Lantern Tour of Presbyterian Cemetery
Join Guides in Colonial Garb as They Tell True Stories and Tales of Historic Dover by Lantern Light.

Wednesday, May 31 - Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Rain Barrel Contest Display
Creatively Painted Barrels at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village

Saturday - June 3, 2017
Mrs. Delaware America Pageant 2017
At the Schwartz Center for the Arts

Saturday, June 3, 2017
June’s First Saturday in the First State
The First State Heritage Park presents a day of historic tours and exclusive programs. Peel back the layers of time and learn something through the variety of free programs at each of the park's partner sites, including historical theater, hands-on events, tours of historical buildings and monthly lectures. This month's theme: Explore Arts

Saturday - June 3, 2017
The Road to Appomattox: Union Soliders and Trench Warfare, 1864-1865
Presented by Dr. Steven E. Sodergren

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Capital Farmer’s Market Kick-Off
Meet Me At The Farmers Market to Buy and Eat Local! Produce from local farmers and arts & crafts from local artisans with entertainment and special guests each week!
Shop Local, Spend Local, Eat Local, Enjoy Local, It takes you to start the trend!

Saturday, August 26 - Sunday, August 27, 2017
DAFB Open House
The Thunderbirds Return To Dover Air Force Base!