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Learn Something New — in Surprising Places

There’s no end to the possibility for discovery in Kent County. Immerse yourself in our villages’ prestigious architectural history, which includes a landmark Methodist chapel and esteemed state capitol along with beautiful state houses and mansions. Or stop by any of our numerous museums, with subjects that range from the classic (American art, agriculture, state house history) to the unconventional (air mobility, Victrola, police history). There’s always something to explore here, and something new to learn, no matter your interests. Take a look below for a better sense of what we have to offer.

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Barratt’s Chapel & Musuem

Barratt’s Chapel & Musuem

Constructed in 1780, Barratt's Chapel is a house of worship recognized as "The Cradle of American Methodism." Pioneers Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury met…

Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and is a participant in First State Heritage Park at Dover. A self-guided tour of the…

Historic Belmont Hall

Historic Belmont Hall

Historic Belmont Hall was built in 1773 by Thomas Collins, a Delaware politician. Today the house and grounds are open for events, tours, meetings and weddings.

John Bell House

John Bell House

The oldest wooden structure on The Green serves as the interpretive center for the First State Heritage Park, where visitors can learn about the history of…

John Dickinson Plantation

John Dickinson Plantation

Welcome to the home of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the U.S. Constitution, and "Penman of the Revolution." We…

Old State House

Old State House

Built in 1791, the Old State House served as Delaware's capitol during the United States' critical early years as a nation. With additions and…

Parson Thorne Mansion

Parson Thorne Mansion

This historic building lies within a 1,750 acre Duke of York land patent called Saw Mill Range granted to Henry Bowman in 1680. The first known resident of…

Woodburn and Hall House

Woodburn and Hall House

Woodburn has served as the official residence of the Governor of Delaware since it was purchased by the state in 1965. Today, historians credit Woodburn's…

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