Spring Events at First State NHP

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With seven sites throughout Delaware, First State National Historical Park has something for everyone.

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Spring is an exciting time to be exploring your national parks - the sun is shining, the air is warming and the flowers are blooming. As the season changes at First State National Historical Park, so does the special events calendar, and the hours of operations. Don't miss out on some of these exciting events happening throughout the state, at a site near you!

04/21 Junior Ranger Day: Hey Kids! Stop by anyone of the seven sites below except Fort Christina to earn your Junior Ranger Badge! Activities/tours varies from site to site.
03/01-03/25 Find Your Park Challenge: We are challenging you to Find Your Park at First State NHP before our Birthday on March 25th. To learn more visit our Facebook Page or the event page.


05/16 Public Hike: Join the Wilmington Trail Club at 9:00a.m. for a 8-10 mile long hike, which leaves from the Smith Bridge Parking Lot. Visit the WTC website for more information about the hike, and how to prepare.
0516 Public Hike: Join the Wilmington Trail Club at 9:00a.m. for a 11-13 mile long hike, which leaves from the Smith Bridge Parking Lot. Visit the WTC website for more information about the hike, and how to prepare.
05/26 Public Hike: Join the Wilmington Trail Club at 9:00a.m. for a hike, which leaves from the Smith Bridge Parking Lot. Visit the WTC website for more information about the hike, and how to prepare.

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Opening Memorial Day Weekend: Check back later or send us an e-mail for additional information.

Tours now available Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
05/19 Join us for the 94th Annual A Day In Old New Castle on Saturday, May 19, 2018, as we embrace the important role the Delaware River has played in our town’s history. For more information visit the Facebook Event.
04/26 "Doctor James Tilton and the Tilton Hut": Historic Interpreter, Dennis Fisher will discuss how this life saving invention, developed by Dr. James Tilton came about in the 1700’s. For additional information visit First State Heritage Park's Facebook page.
05/05 First Saturday In The First State "Dover Days": A variety of programs will be held around the green focusing on women history. For a full list of programs visit First State Heritage Park's Facebook page.
05/11 Lantern Tour of The Dover Green: Join our guides in historic clothing for a tour of Dover's historic Green by lantern light. Hear true tales of tragedy and infamy. For a full list of programs visit First State Heritage Park's Facebook page.
06/02 First Saturday In The First State "Salute to Summer": A variety of programs will be held around the green focusing on celebrating summer. For a full list of programs visit First State Heritage Park's Facebook page.
03/17 “A Woman’s World: Journal Making”: Women have been integral in documenting the history of the plantation through letters and journals. For more information visit the John Dickinson Plantation's Facebook page.
Ryes Holt House
04/20 Captain Gamble's Tavern Talks: Taverns were an integral part of American colonial life, serving as a meeting place where the ideas flowed. For more information, please call our partners at the Lewes Historical Society: 302-645-7670
04/27 Captain Gamble's Tavern Talks: Taverns were an integral part of American colonial life, serving as a meeting place where the ideas flowed. For more information, please call our partners at the Lewes Historical Society: 302-645-7670

Last updated: April 23, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

New Castle Court House Museum
211 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720

Phone:

(302) 544-6363
This phone number is not staffed. You can leave a message on the park's main phone number (302-544-6363) and we will return your call as soon as possible. If you are visiting one of the seven sites, and need specific information, please refer to the "Places to Go" page for phone numbers and addresses of each site.

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