201 Stover Blvd
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 678-8383
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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.
One of the city's most prominent historical buildings, the Old State House served as the state capitol until 1932. The regal edifice was constructed in 1792 in the Georgian style of architecture.
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 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.
One of the city's largest parks, Silver Lake Park spans 182 acres (73.65 hectares), and offers tons of activities from jogging trails to fishing at the lake. The expansive pavilions are a site of many picnics and family outings.
Spread out over an area of nearly 50 acres (20.23 hectares) in the heart of Dover, the 79 buildings that comprise the Dover Green Historic District are an architectural delight. Highlights include the Kent County Courthouse from 1875 and Parke-Ridgely House from 1728.
Saulsbury Road Park is a little neighborhood park spanning just 2.5 acres (1.01 hectares). Despite its size, its popular with the locals for sports and leisurely evening strolls.
Standing on the banks of Silver Lake, Richardson Park offers a picturesque setting for picnics. There's lush tree cover as well as expansive open spaces at the park.
Offering softball and multipurpose sports fields, Schutte Park is a popular venue for hosting local tournaments and sports fixtures. The lush expanse also features picnic pavilions.
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.