Plan Your Visit

First State National Historical Park (NHP) is a newer national park unit within the park service and does not currently have a central visitor center. Instead, each site has their own welcome area where you can receive general information and discover the unique history. We appreciate your patience as our small and mighty interpretive team continues to develop orientation materials including signs and a video!
A park ranger gives a presentation outside.
Plan Like A Park Ranger

10 tips to help you plan your visit to First State NHP.

A woman works on a weaving machine.
Events & Programs at First State NHP

Learn about the events & programs happening around the park ahead of your trip.

A mushroom grows on The Dover Green.
Places To Go

Explore the six units of First State.

The Kalmar Nyckel sails by the monument at Fort Christina.
Trip Ideas

Spend the day exploring the Riverfront Historic Trial!

Two girls pose for a photo on horseback along the Brandywine Creek.
Things To Do

With natural and cultural resources to explore, there is something for the entire family to enjoy!

Last updated: December 19, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

First State National Historical Park
10 Market Street

New Castle, DE 19720


If you need to speak to a park ranger call our ranger station at (302-478-2769) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. For a more immediate response, please email the park at

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