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
Dates for Shotgun Hunting Season: November 15, 2013 - November 23, 2013, December 19, 20, 21, January 18, 2014 - January 25, 2014. CERTAIN TRAILS WILL BE CLOSED ON THESE DATES. TRAIL HEADS WILL BE POSTED "TRAILS CLOSED ACTIVE HUNTING AREA". HOWEVER ALL TRAILS WILL BE OPEN ON SUNDAYS.
White Clay Creek State Park Archery Hunting Season
Dates for Archery Hunting Season: October 14, 2013 - November 14, 2013. Extended Season for Judge Morris only: Oct. 14 - Nov. 14, Dec. 19, 20, 21, Jan. 18, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2014. TRAILS WILL BE OPEN AND TRAIL HEADS WILL BE POSTED "WARNING ACTIVE HUNTING AREA".
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!
Delaware Seashore State Park campground will close for the season October 15, 2013
Due to the new park enhancements and pending campground construction, the Delaware Seashore State Park campground will close Tuesday, October 15, 2013 and campground reservations for the 2014 season will be temporarily unavailable until late spring. The campground is scheduled to re-open late May 2014. In addition to increased parking at the south inlet day area and other exciting features, 94 Family Sites with no hookups and 6 additional full-hookup sites will return to the south side of the Indian River Inlet. (80 Family sites with water, electric & sewer and other park improvements will also be built on north side Indian River Inlet during late summer 2014.) For more information, contact the Delaware Seashore Park office at (302) 227-2800
First State Heritage Park Launches Tours of Historic Kent County Courtroom
Beginning July 6, First Saturday programming will include free tours of Courtroom 1, the recently restored historic courtroom in the original 19th century section of the Kent County Courthouse on The Green in Dover. Tours begin at the John Bell House starting 1:30 p.m. Last tour leaves at 4 p.m.
White Clay Creek State Park
Smith Mill Road in the Possum Hill Section of the park will be closed Friday, June 14 for road work. Thank you.
First State Heritage Park partners offers FREE lantern tours to military families
Blue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1500 museums in all 50 states to offer free admission to military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The First State Heritage Park is proud to offer FREE lantern tours to military families. Call 302-739-9194 for more information
White Clay Creek State Park
A park entrance fee is in effect March 1 - November 30. Annual passes are available for sale at the Park Office and the Carpenter Recreation Fee Booth (when attendant is on duty) or on the Delaware State Parks website.
First State Heritage Park Announcement
First State Heritage Park announces that Woodburn and Hall House will be closed to visitors on the First Saturday of October while construction is underway to improve exterior accessibility to Woodburn. Group tours of Woodburn during October may still be arranged by advance reservation by calling Woodburn’s administrator (302) 739-5656.
White Clay Creek State Park
The Carpenter Recreation Area entrance road will be closed Tuesday, April 16 - Thursday, April 18 for paving.
All Campgrounds Open at Delaware State Parks
Feel like getting away this weekend? Campgrounds, cottages and yurts are available, and right now, rates are substantially discounted. Or get a jump on summer and reserve your perfect vacation spot now while the best sites are still available! Select "Camping and Cottages" on the left of this page, or call our Reservation Center at 1-877-98-PARKS.
Bellevue State Park day camp
Day Camp Registration starts Saturday, February 9 at 9am, at the park office. Stop by and pick up a brochure or call 302-761-6963 for more information.
First State Heritage Park Welcome Center Address Renamed
Effective immediately, Duke of York Street has been renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North. This affects the address for the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and for the Delaware Public Archives. The address for both was formerly 121 Duke of York Street and is now 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North. Please be aware that Google maps may not immediately reflect the new street name. In the interim, if you are using GPS to find either the Welcome Center or the Archives, please plug in 121 Duke of York Street or use the following coordinates: N 39° 09.487 W 075° 31.204
First Saturday at First State Heritage Park
This Saturday, January 5, 2013, is a First Satuday in the First State. Sites are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn and Hall House, which are open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE ADMISSION! Sites and programs include: Guided Tours of Legislative Hall, Tours of the Governor's House, Nipper - The Most Famous Dog in the World at the Johnson Victrola Museum, These Iron Bands Unite Us and Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour at the John Bell House, We Poor Devils at the FSHP Welcome Center and Galleries, How Do I Preserve My Documents, Photographs and Digital Memories at the Delaware Public Archives, "Six-Two, Eyes of Blue, Has Anybody Seen My George?" at the Old State House, and Biggs Kids - A Moment in Time Collage. Check out our program guide for more information!