Welcome to the Zwaanendael Museum, a showcase for Lewes-area maritime, military, and social history. Modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands, the museum commemorates the founding of Delaware's first European settlement by the Dutch in 1631. www.history.delaware.gov/museums/zm/zm_main.shtml
Welcome to the Zwaanendael Museum, a showcase for Lewes-area maritime, military, and social history. Modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands, the museum commemorates the founding of Delaware's first European settlement by the Dutch in 1631.
The expansive archive of the Delaware State Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, known as “Delaware’s Attic”, houses thousands of artifacts that chronicle the history of the First State, from common household items to breathtaking decorative arts and other exquisite treasures.
Explore the uniquely preserved archaeological remains of the De Braak shipwreck, housed in the expansive archive of the Delaware State Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.
John Dickinson Plantation
Welcome to the home of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the Constitution, and "Penman of the Revolution." We invite you to visit this historic plantation and take a trip into the fascinating world of 18th Century America!
The Old State House
Newly restored to its 18th century majesty, Ed Asner narrates an overview of the history and architecture of Delaware’s original State House on the Green in Delaware’s capital city, Dover.
Fort Miles in Lewes
Built in 1941, this massive coastal fortification was designed to defend assets along the Delaware River and Bay, as well as the city of Philadelphia, during the Second World War. New renovation allows visitors to experience what took place here.
Mount Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit horticultural institution in northern Delaware located on nearly 600 acres. Dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont Region, its woodland wildflower gardens are recognized as the region’s finest.
Auburn Heights Preserve
Discover the magic of steam at Auburn Heights Preserve, which boasts the largest operating collection of Stanley Steamers in the world, the miniature Auburn Valley Railroad, and the historic house of the Marshall family.
Welcome to Buena Vista, a beautiful conference center in New Castle housed in the historic farm estate of Delaware and U.S. statesman John M. Clayton. Pastoral views and stunning interiors provide a unique location for conferences, receptions, and events.
Historic New Castle Walking Tour
Enjoy a virtual walking tour of the Historic New Castle Green, featuring some of the landmark sites in one of Delaware’s first settlements.
Old New Castle
Take a virtual tour of some of Delaware's most significant historical sites, located in beautiful historic New Castle. www.historicnewcastle.org/
First State Heritage Park
Experience 300 years of Delaware History in a single day! It is all within walking distance in the First State Heritage Park, in the heart of Delaware's capital city of Dover. Take a highlights tour and plan your visit!
New Castle Court House Museum
Ed Asner narrates an overview of the history and architecture of Delaware's first court and capital in the heart of historic New Castle.
Waterbound: The Story of Fort Delaware
1861-1865: Fort Delaware, the largest and most state-of the-art military fortress of its kind, was also the centerpiece of a thriving and unique community. A blend of Civil War Confederate prisoners, Union soldiers, and civilians, it was for a brief time one of the largest cities in all of Delaware. An impregnable fortress turned into a virtually inescapable prison, it housed POWs captured at battles such as Gettysburg and Vicksburg, along with
several now famous political prisoners. The story of Fort Delaware is more than the story
of a military marvel, it is a story of the people
who lived and died there, the effects of the Civil War on a border state, and the indefatigable spirit of American ingenuity.