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First State National Historical State Park

  • Educational
  • Nature

The First State National Historical Park is spread among 7 locations throughout the state of Delaware and was created in 2013. Together, these sites tell the history of the state from colonization through the ratification of the Constitution in 1787. The sites include: Ryves Holt House, John Dickinson Plantation, Dover Green, Historic New Castle, Fort Christina, Old Swedes Church, and Beaver Valley. If you’re looking for hiking or biking trails, head over to the Beaver Valley location. Many local- and state-level organizations and agencies partner with the National Park Service to offer historical  tours, workshops, and other events throughout the year.