• New Castle Court House - NPS

    First State

    National Monument DE,PA

From First Settlement to First State

Famous as the First State to ratify the Constitution, Delaware was born out of a conflict among three world powers for dominance of the Delaware Valley.  From this beginning, the region developed a distinct character that tolerated diversity in religion and national origin and valued independence 

Did You Know?

Black and white illustration of Caesar Rodney, in profile

Dover, Delaware was the home of Caesar Rodney, the popular wartime leader of Delaware during the American Revolution and signer of the Declaration of Independence.