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This square was laid out in 1717 in accordance with William

Penn's orders of 1683, and has changed little since then.

One of the nation's most historic sights, it was here that

Delaware voted to ratify the U.S. Constitution, making

it the first state to do so. The Green was the site of early

fairs and markets when Dover was the county seat and then

state capital. It now hosts political rallies and public

events such as Old Dover Days in May, when many private homes

and buidings are open to the public. Free.

Location: State St, Dover Delaware 19901 Telephone Toll Free: 302-739-4266

Other History nearby:
(Dover) Air Mobility Command Museum
(Smyrna) Allee House
(New Castle) Amstel House
(Rehoboth Beach) Anna Hazard Museum
(Somers Point) Atlantic Co Historical Society Library
(Frederica) Barratt's Chapel and Museum

12/11 Coming to The Dover area
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.