Delaware was the first of the 13 original states to ratify the United States Constitution on December 7, 1787. Delaware sits on a peninsula marked by dune-backed beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River and Delaware Bay. In Dover, the capital, First State Heritage Park encompasses 18th-century Colonial landmarks like the Georgian-style Old State House. The city of Wilmington is known for the Riverfront, a waterside district of parks, boutiques and restaurants.
Delaware’s Quaint Villages
Join us at Delaware’s Quaint Villages’ historic Dover on The Green for the Haunted Tours of Old Dover. The tour features ghosts of Judge Samuel Chew, Elizabeth Rilee the Irish maid, and Revolutionary War hero Colonel John Hazlet. Plus, spirits that whistle, open doors, rearrange pictures and communicate with cats.
The Beaches are just the beginning of beauty along the coast of Delaware. Visit the historic lighthouse locations at sunrise or sunset for spectacular scenic views. >MORE
Newark is a town meant for exploring. The shopping and dining options are endless. The three Tanger Outlet Centers near Rehoboth Beach are practically worth an extended weekend getaway on their own; >MORE
Visitor favorites here include the Oddporium, a gallery of the “peculiar and bizarre” in the town of Arden, a 34-foot-tall stainless steel statue of Mary in clear view of all who cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and a giant-sized doctor’s bag and stethoscope minutes off the interstate in Newark. >MORE