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First State Heritage Park, Dover

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First State Heritage Park is Delaware's first urban "park without boundaries" linking historic and cultural sites in Dover, Delaware, the city that has been the seat of state government since 1777. It is a partnership of state and city agencies under the leadership of Delaware State Parks. It is located in Dover, Kent County, Delaware in the United States. Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. The sites of the park highlight Delaware's role as the "First State." First State Heritage Park is open year-round, with special tours of the sites given the first Saturday of each month.
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  • Check their schedule due to covid, but pre covid, this was a great opportunity to participate in Ghost walks, historical interpretations, colonial events, and all kinds of fun stuff for kids and... 
    Check their schedule due to covid, but pre covid, this was a great opportunity to participate in Ghost walks, historical interpretations, colonial events, and all kinds of fun stuff for kids and...  more »
  • In what some call the first urban park this is a great area full of history, restored buildings and tours to learn more about the first state’ large open green space with a ton of room for a picnic... 
    In what some call the first urban park this is a great area full of history, restored buildings and tours to learn more about the first state’ large open green space with a ton of room for a picnic...  more »
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  • The market fair on the first Saturday in November is so much fun for all. Troubadour, Punch n Judy show, blacksmiths, bakers (with wares to sell) and of course the tight rope walker are just a few events. Visit the website for more pictures.
  • First State Heritage Park is located in downtown Dover’s historic area and was established long ago as the state’s first urban park. Throughout the year, the park hosts a variety of annual events and festivals, especially during the spring, summer, and fall months. It’s also popular with historic minded travelers interested in stretching their legs and taking in the city’s older attractions on foot. The park’s amenities include walking paths, historical markers, and shaded seating areas. There are a number of restaurants, bars, and historic pubs nearby that tend to come alive in the afternoon and evening hours.

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