at Dover Offers Free Walking Tours with Three Different Themes on Saturdays this May

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DOVER, Del. – The First State Heritage Park at Dover offers opportunities to enjoy walking tours of Dover while learning about the city’s role in shaping the history of Delaware.

Saturday, May 17: Victorian Dover

Visitors may stroll past the beautiful homes and hear the stories of the men and women who would forever alter the course of Dover during this age of prosperity, expansion, and transformation. Because this walking tour of the Victorian Dover National Register Historic District covers a lot of ground, participants are encouraged to wear walking shoes.

Saturday, May 24: A Walk through Time

With more than 300 years of history, The Green has been the central and most vital location of commerce, politics, and civic life in Dover. It was the site of markets and fairs, suffragists and abolitionists, soldiers and slaves, lawmakers and law breakers. Visitors are invited to take a walk through time and hear stories of the people and events that left their mark on Dover’s history.

Saturday, May 31: Revolutionary Dover

Tories, Whigs, militia, and insurrection. Dover was a hotbed of revolutionary and loyalist activity during the struggle for American Independence. While suspicion was cast on some of its residents, others would achieve national acclaim for their actions during this trying time. Visitors will hear tales from Dover’s history and revisit the Revolution.  

All walking tours are free and begin at 2 p.m. at the Delaware Visitor Center located at 406 Federal Street, Dover. A Walk through Time is also offered throughout the year at 2 p.m., Sunday through Friday. 

More information about these and other programs can be found by calling (302) 739-9194, or visiting

Established by Governor Ruth Ann Minner in 2004, The First State Heritage Park at Dover is a partnership of state agencies, under the leadership of Delaware State Parks, working in collaboration with city and county government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector to create Delaware’s first urban “park without boundaries” linking historic and cultural sites in the city that has been the seat of state government since 1777.