First State Heritage Park reveals the cultural treasures of Delaware’s capital city from pre-history to the modern-day. Walk in the footsteps of Delaware’s patriots with an interpreter in period clothing to experience the stories of Dover, the capital city of the First State. Don’t miss these essential experiences at First State Heritage Park!
Take a Walking Tour
Walk in the footsteps of Delaware’s patriots with an interpreter in period clothing. Experience the stories of Dover, the capital of the First State.
Visit Legislative Hall, the State Capitol
Tour this Georgian-style structure, which has been home to Delaware’s General Assembly since 1933. Guided tours are offered most days throughout the year.
Stamp your National Park Passport
The Old State House is part of the First State National Historical Park. Visit the Old State House—Delaware’s first permanent capital building—to receive your National Park passport stamp.
Superintendent’s Pick: Lantern Tours
Experience Dover with only your lantern to light the way. Hear true stories of historic Dover in generations past. These reservation-only tours are offered on select Thursday and Friday nights in the spring, summer, and fall.