John Dickinson House and Plantation National Historic Landmark, Delaware

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  • National Historic Trail

    Captain John Smith Chesapeake

    Various States, VA,MD,DE,DC,PA,NY

    Four hundred years ago Englishman John Smith and a small crew of adventurers set out in an open boat to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Between 1607 and 1609 Smith and his crew mapped nearly 3,000 miles of the Bay and rivers and documented American Indian communities. Smith’s map and journals are a remarkable record of the 17th-century Chesapeake. Come join the adventure on the Chesapeake Bay!

  • Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network

    DC,MD,NY,PA,VA,WV,DE

    The Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network connects you with the natural and cultural heritage of the Chesapeake Bay watershed through more than 170 exceptional parks, wildlife refuges, museums, sailing ships, historic communities, trails and more. Gateways Network partner sites and water trails are the special places where you can experience the authentic Chesapeake.

  • National Monument

    First State

    DE,PA

    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

  • National Historic Trail

    Washington-Rochambeau

    MA,RI,CT,NY,NJ,PA,DE,MD,VA,DC

    By 1780, the Americans found their War for Independence at a stalemate. France had previously provided America with supplies and money, but now French ground forces were sent to help turn the tide of the War. General Rochambeau and the French Army allied with General Washington and the Continental Army, journeying hundreds of miles to a victory at Yorktown and, ultimately, the War.

Certified Local Governments

  • Delaware City

    Delaware City, DE

    Certified Local Government - since 2005

  • Lewes

    Lewes, DE

    Certified Local Government - since 2005

  • Milton

    Milton, DE

    Certified Local Government - since 2006

  • New Castle County

    New Castle, DE

    Certified Local Government - since 1986

  • Wilmington

    Wilmington, DE

    Certified Local Government - since 1986

Federal Lands to Parks Transfers

  • Assawoman Canal

    STATE OF DELAWARE

    Federal Lands to Parks Transfer - 98 acres

  • Cape Henlopen State Park

    STATE OF DELAWARE

    Federal Lands to Parks Transfer - 1,306 acres

  • Delaware Seashore State Park

    STATE OF DELAWARE

    Federal Lands to Parks Transfer - 0 acres

  • Lums Pond State Park

    STATE OF DELAWARE

    Federal Lands to Parks Transfer - 987 acres

Historic Preservation Tax Credit Projects

  • 205 N. Market St (204 N. Shipley St

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • 207 N. Market St - 206 N. Shipley S

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • 209 North Market

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Delaware Academy of Medicine

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,903,708 completed in 2004

  • Edward Tatnall House

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,881,278 completed in 2008

  • Edward Tatnall House

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,878,872 completed in 2008

  • Foord & Massey Furniture Company Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $7,000,000 completed in 2010

  • Historic 1800 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1800 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1850 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1850 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1850 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1850 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,190,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1850 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1850 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1850 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1850 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2006

  • Historic 1865 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,190,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1868 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1870, 1905 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,397,682 completed in 2011

  • Historic 1870, 1905 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,290,077 completed in 2011

  • Historic 1870, 1910 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,458,190 completed in 2011

  • Historic 1870, 1920 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,499,854 completed in 2011

  • Historic 1873 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1873 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1874 Building

    Milton, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $86,993 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1876 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Historic 1882 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $2,000,000 completed in 2008

  • Historic 1883 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $2,000,000 completed in 2008

  • Historic 1890 Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $959,431 completed in 2011

  • Historic 1920s Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,712,426 completed in 2009

  • Historic Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $70,000 completed in 2005

  • Lippincott's Department Store, Now Berger Bros. Furniture

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $3,056,501 completed in 2011

  • Part of Lippincott's Department Store

    New Castle, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,308,344 completed in 2011

  • Rodney Court

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $2,900,000 completed in 2003

  • Tharp-Jewell House & Store

    Milford, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,115,261 completed in 2007

  • Walkers Mill And Walkers Banks

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $3,051,232 completed in 2004

  • Wilmington And Philadelphia Traction Company Brandywine Plant #2

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $1,340,305 completed in 2007

  • Wilmington Ymca

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $18,000,000 completed in 2004

  • the Brick Hotel

    Georgetown, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $2,375,440 completed in 2009

  • the Crouch House

    Dover, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $82,180 completed in 2002

  • the Delaware Trust Building

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $38,454,265 completed in 2004

  • the Frame House

    Dover, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $248,000 completed in 2000

  • the Rutledge Apartments

    Wilmington, DE

    Historic Preservation Tax Credit - project total $887,367 completed in 2006

Land & Water Conservation Fund Grants

  • Bellevue State Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund - $1,100,000 grant, 2002
    Partner: Div. of Parks & Recreation

  • Brandywine Creek State Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund - $2,079,250 grant, 2002
    Partner: Div. of Parks & Recreation

  • Brandywine Creek State Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund - $500,000 grant, 2006
    Partner: Dnrec Div of Parks & Recreation

  • Cape Henlopen State Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund - $353,979 grant, 2000
    Partner: Div. of Parks & Recreation

  • Cape Henlopen State Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund - $865,098 grant, 2001
    Partner: Div. of Parks & Recreation

  • Delaware Seashore State Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund - $2,079,250 grant, 2002
    Partner: Div. of Parks & Recreation

  • Delaware Seashore State Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund - $475,000 grant, 2008
    Partner: Division of Parks & Recreation, Dnrec

  • Killens Pond State Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund - $865,098 grant, 2001
    Partner: Div. of Parks & Recreation

  • Trap Pond State Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund - $100,000 grant, 2009
    Partner: Dnrec, Division of Parks And Recreation

  • Valley Garden Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund - $1,100,000 grant, 2002
    Partner: Div. of Parks & Recreation

  • White Clay Creek State Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund - $353,979 grant, 2000
    Partner: Div. of Parks & Recreation

National Register of Historic Places

Preserve America Grants

  • City of Lewes Off-Season Maritime Historic Tourism Plan

    Preserve America - $35,000 grant, 2008
    Partner: City of Lewes - $35,000 contribution

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Projects

  • Mispillion River Conservation Strategy

  • Northern Delaware Heritage Network

    Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Project - 38 trail miles, 2008
    Partner: New Castle County Department of Land Use

Save America’s Treasures Grants

  • Bellanca Air Service Hangar

    Save America’s Treasures - $295,832 grant, 2005
    Partner: Friends of Bellanca Airfield, Inc. - $304,168 contribution

  • Grand Opera House

    Save America’s Treasures - $246,000 grant, 2008
    Partner: Grand Opera House - $246,000 contribution

  • Maritime Heritage Park

    Save America’s Treasures - $998,000 grant, 2001
    Partner: City of Lewes, DE - $952,000 contribution

  • New Castle Courthouse

    Save America’s Treasures - $200,000 grant, 2002
    Partner: State of Delaware - $200,000 contribution

  • Overfalls Lightship Wlv539

    Save America’s Treasures - $275,000 grant, 2005
    Partner: the Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation - $277,488 contribution

  • Read House & Gardens

    Save America’s Treasures - $400,000 grant, 2007
    Partner: Historical Society of Delaware - $400,000 contribution

  • Smyrna Opera House

    Save America’s Treasures - $298,000 grant, 2003
    Partner: Smyrna-Clayton Heritage Association - $525,301 contribution