History & Culture

First State National Historical Park explores the places, stories, and people that played a role in the settlement of the Delaware Valley, the founding of the nation, the testing of the U.S. Constitution, and the conservation of our natural resources. The park is made up of six individual sites spread throughout the state that connect through their stories and the people have used them. We encourage you to explore these places, stories, and people to learn more about the park.

Please note that we are a young National Park and are working hard to create new content, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

A women wearing a red cloak stands next to a grave at Old Swedes Church.
Delaware and the 19th Amendment

Learn about the places and people affiliated with the 19th amendment in Delaware.

A group of people gather for a lantern tour under a large tree.

Explore the places that make up First State National Historical Park. (Photo Credit: First State Heritage Park)


Last updated: August 16, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

First State National Historical Park
10 Market Street

New Castle, DE 19720


To speak to a park ranger, call the park Welcome Center (302-317-3854) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. For a more immediate response, please email the park at firststate@nps.gov.

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