Delaware was the first of the original 13 states to ratify the Federal Constitution.
It’s the second smallest state in the United States of America.
In 1682 it established three counties New Castle, Kent and Sussex.
Most state government operations are located in Dover, the capitol.
Delaware has one of the oldest churches in the nation that is still in use, the Old Swedes Church also referred to as the Holy Trinity Church which was constructed from 1698-1699.
The church is considered part of First State National Historical Park.
Because of seaside location Thomas Jefferson nicknamed it The Diamond State.
In 1880, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware the first Miss USA contest was held, Thomas Edison was one of the judges.
The Delaware Legislative Hall is the State Capitol Building of Delaware located in Dover.
Dover International Speedway is a race track in Dover, Delaware, it hosts NASCAR races each year, in addition to the USAC and Verizon IndyCar Series.
Daniel S. Frawley Stadium is a stadium in Wilmington, Delaware; primarily used for baseball.
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library is an American estate and museum in Winterthur, Delaware; it houses one of the most important collections of Americana in the United States of America.
The Nemours Mansion and Gardens is a 300-acre country estate with jardin à la française formal gardens and a classical French mansion in Wilmington, Delaware. Built to resemble a French château.
The Hagley Museum and Library is a nonprofit educational institution in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Grand Opera House is a four story building with a 1,208 seat theater that was built in 1871 that seats 1,208 people.
It was built in 1871 by the Delaware Grand Lodge of Masons to serve as a temple and auditorium.
The Zwaanendael Museum was created to honor the 300th anniversary of Delaware’s first European settlement, Zwaanendael, founded 1631.
The museum models the former City Hall in Hoorn, The Netherlands.
Fenwick Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse on the Delaware/Maryland border.
The structure dates back to 1858 making it the oldest lighthouse in the state of Delaware.
Delaware is the place where you can touch history and see it come to life, for example Fort Delaware.
Fort Delaware is a harbor defense facility, during the American Civil War, the Union used Fort Delaware as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war, political prisoners, federal convicts, and privateer officers.
The fort and the island currently belong to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
There’s no doubt that Delaware served as a foundation to what America is today.
Delaware may be a small state, that made a huge impact on history. Definitely, a good place to travel to.
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