Delaware, a small Mid-Atlantic U.S. state, sits on a peninsula marked by dune-backed beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River and Delaware Bay. In Dover, the capital, First State Heritage Park encompasses 18th-century Colonial landmarks like the Georgian-style Old State House. The city of Wilmington is known for the Riverfront, a waterside district of parks, boutiques and restaurants.
On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, and has since been known as The First State. Since the turn of the 20th century, Delaware is also a de facto onshore corporate haven, in which by virtue of its corporate laws, the state is the domicile of over 50% of all NYSE-listed business and 60% of the Fortune 500. Delaware is home to the 46th and current President of the United States, Joe Biden, who is also the only Delawarean elected to the presidency to date.
Capital: Dover, DE
Population: 990,800 (2020)
Official Website: https://delaware.gov/
Tourism website: https://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/
Tourist Attractions for Delaware:
Delaware, the home state of President Joe Biden, may be small – only Rhode Island is smaller – but it packs a lot into a small space. Historic homes date from the mid-1600s, and three estates that you can tour chronicle the rising fortunes of one of America’s wealthiest industrialist families. One of these, Winterthur, is now America’s premier museum of decorative arts, and another outstanding collection is not far away, in Wilmington’s excellent Delaware Art Museum.
The state’s tourist attractions are not all history and culture; you can find plenty of things to do year-round. Some of the finest beaches on the Atlantic coast stretch almost the entire length of the Delaware coast, providing summer playgrounds for residents of Washington, D.C., Wilmington, and Philadelphia.
- Rehoboth and Delaware Beaches
- Nemours Estate, Wilmington
- Winterthur Museum and Gardens
- Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover
- Hagley Museum and Library
- Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
- John Dickinson Plantation
- Brandywine Creek State Park
- The Nanticoke Indian Museum
- Delaware’s Old State House
- Grand Opera House