Dover, Delaware

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Dover, Delaware, USA

Attractions in Dover, Delaware

Amusements

  • Kent County Theater Guild
    140 Roosevelt Avenue, Dover, DE 19901
    Community theater presenting five shows each season (September through May) at the Patchwork Playhouse. more info  map

  • Midway Slots & Simulcast
    P.O. Box 310, Dover, DE 19952
    Located on the Delaware State Fairgrounds
    302-398-4920, This complex located in Harrington features 1,000 slot machines, a year-round simulcast horse-racing parlor, a bar, buffet and café dining, and cabaret dinner concerts. more info  map

  • Schwartz Center for the Arts
    118 South Bradford Street, Dover, DE 19904
    302-678-3583, This center features music, dance, movies, and live theater. Independent films, foreign films, classic movies, and Saturday matinees for kids are also shown. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Allee House
    Dutch Neck Road, Smyrna, DE 19977
    302-653-6872, This beautifullly preserved plantation house offers comfortable, elegant accommodations. more info

  • Barratt's Chapel and Museum
    6362 Bay Road, Frederica, DE 19946
    302-335-5544, The oldest building in the United States built by Methodists for worship, it was built during the American Revolution. Admission to the building is free, donations are... more info  map

  • Christ Episcopal Church
    South State and Water Street, Dover, DE 19901
    302-734-5731, Open on weekdays, this historic and beautiful church's cemetery contains a monument dedicated to Caesar Rodney who was one of the signers of the Declaration of... more info  map

  • Delaware State House
    406 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901
    Located on The Green
    302-739-4266, This 1792 Georgian building in the heart of colonial Dover once housed both state government and Kent County offices. It is the second oldest building. It is open on... more info  map

  • Delaware Supreme Court
    55 The Green, Dover, DE 19901
    302-739-4155, Erected in 1909 and 1912. A charming brick building that was separated from the Old State House (next door) in 1974. more info  map

  • John Dickinson Plantation
    340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901
    302-739-3277, This historic home was the residence of John Dickinson, who helped shape America with his articles debating whether the colonies should break from England and form their... more info  map

  • Kent County Courthouse
    414 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901
    302-739-4266, The old courthouse was originally built in 1691 and from 1722 to 1863 was replaced by a tavern. After that it was returned to its original purpose and is still... more info  map

  • Legislative Hall
    Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901
    302-739-4114, Built in 1932, Delaware's General Assembly, made up of the Senate and House of Representatives, meets here on the first floor; offices of the governor are located on the... more info  map

  • Woodburn, The Governor's House
    151 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901
    302-739-5656, This Georgian residence served as the Governor's mansion until 1965 and once served as a hiding place for the underground railroad. Tours are available by appointment... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Capital Square/Legislative Mall
    Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901
    Located in the center of Delaware's government buildings and featuring the state's replica of the Liberty Bell. Open space hosts many festivals and special events.  more info  map

  • Golden Fleece Tavern
    Located at The Green and State Street
    302-739-4266, Also known as Battell’s Tavern, this place was the scene of some of the most important and dramatic events in Delaware history. more info  map

  • Green, The
    57 The Green, Dover, DE 19901
    302-739-4266, Designed by William Penn in 1683, this historic site continues to host political rallies and events. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Air Mobility Command Museum
    1301 Heritage Road, Dover, DE 19902-5301
    Dover Air Force Base
    302-677-5938, Vintage planes showcase the history of the Dover Air Force Base. There are guided tours, a gift shop, and a commemoration park to visit. Open Tuesday through Saturday... more info  map

  • Biggs Museum of American Art
    406 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901
    302-674-2111, The Biggs Museum of American Art is one of Delaware’s premier museums of antiques and fine arts. Highlights of the collection include beautiful landscape paintings,... more info  map

  • Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
    866 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
    302-734-1618, This museum is open April through December on Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The museum features... more info  map

  • Delaware Archaeology Museum
    316 South Governor's Avenue, Dover, DE 19901
    302-739-4266, This museum consists of two buildings, 1790 Presbyterian Church and a 1880 Sunday School. Exibits includelocal archaeological discoveries, showcasing artifacts,... more info  map

  • Delaware State Police Museum
    1425 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19903
    302-739-7700, This museum displays exhibits including firearms, a 1946 Ford patrol car, two antique Harley Davidson motorcycles, a crime scene where visitors look for clues, and a 911... more info  map

  • Dover Art League
    21 West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE 19904
    302-674-0402, Located in a newly renovated building, the Dover Art League features local artists works for sale in a variety of media. This group also hosts member exhibitions, gets... more info  map

  • Johnson Victrola Museum
    406 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901
    302-739-4266, The Johnson Victrola Museum features an extensive collection of Victor Talking Machines and memorabilia. The museum's exhibits include a 1920’s Victrola dealer’s... more info  map

  • Museum of Small Town Life
    316 South Governor's Avenue, Dover, DE 19901
    302-739-4266, An attraction that is located in an old sunday school building featuring an exhibit relating to Main Street Delaware and the economics, history, and culture of Delaware... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Fordham Brewing Company
    1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
    302-678-4810, This brewing company produces European style beers using the highest quality ingredients to create turn-of-the-century quality beer. They feature Red Ale, German Wheat,... more info  map

  

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