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. 

The John Dickinson Plantation is covered in snow glistening from the sun.

Winter Events Throughout First State NHP

Find Your Park this winter at First State National Historical Park.

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Mailing Address:

New Castle Court House Museum
211 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720

Phone:

(302) 544-6363

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