Woodburn Closed at First State Heritage Park on First Saturday of April
The campus at Woodburn, the official residence of Delaware's Governor, will not be available for tours on the First Saturday of April (April 4). The campus includes Woodburn, Hall House - the Governor's guest house, and the gardens. All other sites in the First State Heritage Park will be open for tours as regularly scheduled. Please call 302-739-9194 for more information.
First Saturday of March at First State Heritage Park
Activities WILL be taking place at the First State Heritage Park for the First Saturday of March! Come and join us for the War of the Roses: Delaware's Battle for Women's Suffrage at 1 and 3 p.m. Visit the Park from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to take part in all the programs and activities taking place. Visit our program page for details.
Brandywine Creek State Park Day Camp Open House
Due to the weather on Saturday, January 24, 2015 our Day Camp Open House will now be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation and patience. Please feel free to contact the park office/nature center if you have any questions. 302-577-3534 or 302-655-5740. Drive safely!
First State Heritage Park Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve: all sites open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Christmas Day: ALL SITES CLOSED;Friday, December 26: The following First State Heritage Park will be open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Biggs Museum, First State Heritage Park Welcome Center, John Bell House, Johnson Victrola Museum, The Old State House. Legislative Hall will be CLOSED.; New Year's Eve: all sites open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; New Year's Day: ALL SITES CLOSED.
Deer Hunting at Brandywine Creek State Park
Please keep in mind we will be implementing our annual deer hunt on Tuesday, December 16th and Wednesday, December 17th 2014. The entire park will be closed for these two days. Please call the park office if you have any questions at all 302-577-3534 Thank you for your cooperation.
LUMS POND - TRAIL CLOSURES DURING SHOTGUN HUNTING SEASONS
All trails outside of the main day use areas will be closed during the shotgun deer hunting seasons which are during the following dates: November 14th until November 22nd 2014, December 13th until December 20th 2014, and January 17th until January 24th 2015. Sundays will be the exception to this closure. Also, trails within the main day use areas (areas 1 through 5) including the mile loop trail in area 4 will remain open since they are not within the hunting araeas.
18th Century Market Fair is Rain or Shine at First State Heritage Park
18th Century Market Fair is still on! It is a Rain or Shine Event - Most entertainments and tradespeople scheduled to be outdoors on The Green will move inside to the Old State House and Century Club. All activities located indoors will continue as scheduled. The specific locations are marked on our program found at www.destateparks.com/marketfair. Be sure to dress for the weather - we will see you soon!
First State Heritage Park Announces 18th Century Market Fair Photo Contest Winners
Congratulations to the First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair Photo Contest winners! Both winners will receive a 2014 Delaware State Park Annual Pass and may be featured in promotion of the 2014 First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair. The winning photographs can be viewed in the 18th Century Market Fair Photo Contest Gallery: http://flic.kr/y/C6gQGD
First State Heritage Park reschedules First Saturday programs for January 18
The First Saturday following programs cancelled due to the weather have been rescheduled for Saturday, January 18: Allies for Justice, 12 and 3 at the John Bell House; A Dream Deferred, 1 p.m. at the Old State House; Guided Tours of an Illegal Activity: the Underground Railroad in Delaware, 10, 12 and 3 at the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center; Protest Music from 9 - 4:30 at the Johnson Victrola Museum; Painting Snow with Marshmallows from 10 - 3 at the Biggs Museum. Please visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/first-state-heritage/programs/index.asp for more information.
First Saturday at First State Heritage Park cancelled
Due to recent weather, all First Saturday events at First State Heritage Park have been cancelled. All sites are closed: First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, The Old State House, Johnson Victrola Museum, Legislative Hall, Delaware Public Archives, Woodburn & Hall House, John Bell House, and the Biggs Museum of American Art. All programs are cancelled for January 4, 2014. Please check back soon for information about rescheduling.
Trap Pond State Park: Saturday August 9th Pontoon Tours
Saturday August 9th, Pontoon Tours:
The 10:00am and 2:00pm Pontoon Tours are Cancelled for Saturday.
In their place, we will be running a 9:00am Pontoon Tour (meet at the boathouse) and a 6:00 pm Wagon Ride (sign up at the campstore by 5pm).
First State Heritage Park Features Holiday Open House at Woodburn
On Saturday, December 7, "First Saturdays in the First State" will include the annual Holiday Open House at Woodburn, the Governor's House. Governor Jack Markell and First Lady Carla Markell will greet visitors from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Guided tours of Woodburn and Hall House will be offereed from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission is free.
White Clay Creek State Park Shotgun Hunting Season
Upcoming dates for Shotgun Hunting Season: January 17, 2015 - January 24, 2015. Certain trails will be closed on these dates. Trail heads will be posted with signs indicating "TRAILS CLOSED - ACTIVE HUNTING AREA." All trails will be open on Sundays.
Military Heritage Day at Fort Dupont State Park / Gov. Bacon Center
Join the Delaware Military Heritage and Education Foundation as they celebrate Military Heritage Day on Saturday October 12, from 10am to 4pm. Included in the events are tours by Bonnie Bonner Rorabaugh, who grew up at historic Fort DuPont from 1928 to 1941. Reenactment groups, history presentations and much more. Free admission! go to demilitaryheritage.org for more info.
First State Heritage Park Lantern Tour of The Green
There is still time for you to reserve your lantern for our tour of The Green tonight at 8 p.m. You can hear true tales of tragedy and infamy on FRIDAY the 13th! Call 302.739.9194 now to make reservations!