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Old State House

Take a moment to enjoy the short docent-led tour of this small but interesting former state capitol building. Built in 1791 and since restored, the Old State House contains art galleries and in-depth exhibits about …
Museum in Dover

Air Mobility Command Museum

If you're into aviation, you'll enjoy this museum; the nearby airfield holds more than 30 restored vintage cargo and freight planes, including C-130s, a Vietnam War–era C-7 and a WWII–era 'Flying Boxcar.' Guided tou…
Museum in Dover

First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries

Delve into the history of Delaware at First State Heritage Park, which also serves as a welcome center for the city of Dover, the state of Delaware and the adjacent state house. This so-called 'park without boundari…
Museum in Dover

John Dickinson Plantation

A restored 18th-century home of the founding father of the same name, also known as the Penman of the Revolution for his eloquent written arguments for independence. Dickinson is perhaps not as well known as some co…
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Johnson Victrola Museum

Throw your doubts aside. This small niche museum is pretty darn cool. Delaware native Eldridge Reeve Johnson founded the Victor Talking Machine Company, and this collection spotlights his life's work. Knowledgeable …
Museum in Dover

Biggs Museum of American Art

Audio clips share evocative stories about the grand folks depicted in various portraits scattered across this small but intriguing museum. Their stories bring context to the American fine and decorative arts (includ…