Delaware State Capitol is Delaware's state capitol building. This building is also known as the Legislative Hall. It was built during the Great Depression in 1933.
This city landmark that was constructed in 1798, has been the official residence of Delaware's Governor since 1965. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, it is open for tours from Monday to Friday.
The First State Heritage Park was established in 2004 by Governor Ann Minner. This is the state's first park that links the historical and cultural sites in the city of Dover. Visitors are attracted to this park in particular as they can take a look at Dover's rich history on the first Saturday of each month. The historic park offers special programs, which include guided and audio walking tours that helps tourists to get a glimpse into Dover's scenic and rich heritage.
The Johnson Victrola Museum exhibits recordings, trademarks, phonographs, objects and paintings that give us an idea of Johnson Victrola's successful business and the development of the sound-recording industry. This museum is dedicated to one of Delaware's most famous citizens Eldridge Johnson who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company. The museum displays talking machines from the early 19th century and Johnson's memorabilia, which gives us an insight into the fascinating history of the dynamic sound industry.
Miles the Monster, the Dover International Speedway's mascot since 2000. This massive signature icon originated as this speedway is called Monster Mile. Owing to this, the Monster Monument a fiberglass structure was built in 2008. The winner's name is etched on a granite plaque on the Monster Monument. Miles the Monster is featured on everything related to the Dover Speedway from the winner's trophy to the memorabilia and even the track's tickets.
John Dickinson Plantation gives us a look at 18th century America and its historic plantations. Originally belonging to John Dickinson who was one of the founders of the United States, the house was converted into a museum in May 1956. The plantation offers special character interpretation tours with trained historic interpreters, who depict characters from the era of John Dickinson. The tour depicts the contrast between the lives of the tenants, slaves, poor whites and the wealthy families of that time. The plantation also offers a number of educational programs and entertainment round the year.
The Barratt's Chapel and Museum has a research library, that contains a wide record of sermons, memoirs and annual conference records dating from the late eighteenth century to present. It mainly emphasizes on the Methodist history, so anyone interested in Methodist research, genealogy or local church history can come here and get the curator's help in their research. The Barratt's Chapel is one of the oldest historic church buildings in the United States as it's there since 1780. The commission that owns and maintains the chapel today sponsors two major services every year—The Anniversary service and the Christmas Carol service. This Chapel is visited by thousands of people every year.
This park is where nature and recreation come in full measure. Centrally located in the heart of Kent County, Killens Pond State Park became a full-fledged state park in 1965. The Killens Pond Water Tank, with a 66-acre (26.7-hectare) millpond, provides resort-based living in a natural setting where boating and fishing activities take place. Cozy cabins, picnic areas for lunch and dinner, and playground equipment make this park a popular destination. Open 365 days a year, its campground and cabins are an all-season leisure retreat.
The Milford Museum housed in a former post office building, gives us an idea of the history of Milford city and its beginnings on the Mispillion River. The museum has a huge collection of spoons, coins and novelties from a bygone era. Some of the exhibits explain the architecture, early settlements and interesting articrafts. The museum gives you a look at the rich heritage of the city's varied architecture and settlements. The display of the antique doll collection and informative photographs are not to be missed out. Guided tours are available and the in house library explains in detail the rich history of Delaware state.
Abbott's Mill, located in Sussex County, is a historic landmark and feature on the National Register of Historic Places. The nature center offers guided tours of the complex that includes an old grist mill. Several activities are held within the tour to help improve the learning process and make the visit even more interesting.