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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 85th anniversary the first weekend in May of 2018.

You will find that Dover is much more than just a home for music festivals and racecars, it is a place overflowing with history and culture. Dover is a blend of various experiences that feature history, art, music, theater, quaint shops, and dining - we have something for everyone! Enjoy shopping in country stores and local malls, or taking a walk in one of our many public parks. 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. Finish the night with some gambling or beer tasting at one of our local craft breweries. From museums, to farms, to dining and more, the nation’s first capital has so many possibilities for an amazing vacation. So come see us and Eat, Drink and Buy Art!



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Events Friday, October 20 & Friday, October 27, 2017
Dark Dover Lantern Tours
Start your Halloween Celebration with some Spooky Stories from Dover's Past!

Saturday - October 21, 2017
Open Cockpit Day
Tour through impressive aviation history.

Saturday - October 28, 2017
Goodies & Goblins
Trick or Treating and Costume Contest at the Agricultural Museum

Saturday - November 4, 2017
8th Annual 18th Century Market Fair
Free fun for the whole family with an 18th-century twist!

Saturday - November 4, 2017
The Kalmar Nyckel: New Discoveries
Presented by the Delaware State Archives

Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 19, 2017
Strictly Murder
Presented by the Kent County Theatre Guild

Friday, November 10, 2017
Fall & Winter Concert Series
Free Range - Presented by the Delaware Friends of Folk and First State Heritage Park

Saturday - November 18, 2017
Open Cockpit Day
Tour through impressive aviation history.

Sunday - November 26, 2017
Ringing in the Holiday Season at Dover Downs
Dover Symphony Orchestra Performs Seasonal and Holiday Music for the Entire Family

Friday, December 1, 2017
Fall & Winter Concert Series
The Honey Badgers - Presented by the Delaware Friends of Folk and First State Heritage Park

Friday - December 1, 2017
Wall of Cain
KCTG Concert Series

Saturday, December 2, 2017
December’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 about various Holiday Traditions 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. Theme for this month is "Holiday Cheer"

Saturday - December 2, 2017
A Farmer’s Christmas 2017
At the Delaware Agricultural Museum

Saturday - December 9, 2017
December Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
A non-profit organization for people who have an interest in genealogy

Friday, January 12, 2018
Fall & Winter Concert Series
Sol Knopf - Presented by the Delaware Friends of Folk and First State Heritage Park

Friday, February 9 2018
Fall & Winter Concert Series
Trini Lima Presented by the Delaware Friends of Folk and First State Heritage Park

Friday, March 9, 2018
Fall & Winter Concert Series
Single Origin- Presented by the Delaware Friends of Folk and First State Heritage Park