The Dover Green

ATTENTION: In-person programming will be offered, by our partners at First State Heritage Park, in the form of limited, pre-reserved, 45-minute guided walking tours of historic downtown Dover. 30-minute self-guided tours of The Old State House and the Johnson Victrola Museum are also available by our partners at the Delaware Division of Histoircal and Cultrual Affairs. See the schedule below for further details!

  • To book your guided walking tour of The Green, please call 302-739-9194.
  • To book your self-guided tour of The Old State House or Johnson Victrola Museum, call 302-744-5054.

The Dover Green was laid out in 1717, following a plan created by William Penn in 1683, to serve as a gathering area for the growing town. The Green has played a role in the American Revolution, founding of the nation, Women’s Rights, Civil Rights and more.

Your tour of The Green will start at the John Bell House with our partners at First State Heritage Park. Make sure you ask them about their First Saturday’s in The First State events and where else you can tour while you are in Dover. If you would like to get your passport book stamped, you will need to visit the Old State House, where you will be greeted by an employee from our partners at the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs.


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25 The Green, Dover DE 19901

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This site is interpreted by our partners at First State Heritage Park. For questions regarding tours, special programs, or hours please visit their website or call them at (302) 739-9194.

Last updated: May 12, 2021

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Mailing Address:

New Castle Court House Museum
Attn: First State NHP
211 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720


(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 six 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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