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    First State

    National Monument DE,PA



Dedication Day - March 25, 2013

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First State National Monument was established by President Obama on March 13, 2013 as the 400th unit of the National Park System. As such, it is managed by the same laws and regulations as other units of the National Park System by the National Park Service.

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Did You Know?

Detail of the US Constitution, featuring the text

On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first of the 13 former colonies to ratify the United States Constitution, laying claim to the “First State.”