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  • Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village
    Welcomes visitors of all ages and is a fantastic place to experience the true meaning of agriculture.  Visitors will have the opportunity to witness first hand as we progress into the future with technological advances and how we take the hard working farmer for granted.  The Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village provides a memorable and educational experience for the entire family.  Here at the Museum they believe in protecting and preserving the fading agricultural heritage. The Delaware Agriculture Museum is an important legacy for the future generations.   The Museum opened it's doors to the public in 1980.  Here visitors can explore the main exhibit building along with fifteen historic structures all associated with an actual nineteenth century farming community.  This farming community brings this fascinating story of agriculture to life.  Featured in the main building is a collection of over 4,000 authentic artifacts on display you will see items from butter churns, threshers, an 18th century log house to the first broiler chicken house along with many other fascinating artifacts.  These antique artifacts convey the story of technological growth and change in Delaware agriculture industries along with farm home life through a variety of permanent exhibits.  Historic buildings you will see as you walk around the village include: a country store, mill, blacksmith & wheelwright shop, schoolhouse, barbershop, church, farmhouse, gardens & outbuildings and a train station.   Since the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village opened to the public they have welcomed more than 500,000 visitors who have toured the Museum and learned about Delaware's agriculture history through a variety of exhibits that focus on grain harvesting, produce & dairy industries, evolution of the tractor and the poultry industry.  In addition to the permanent exhibits the Museum hosts several temporary exhibits offering insight into other areas of rural life during the 19th century.  Throughout the year the Museum hosts several special events all of which reflect the activities and day to day life of the farmer.  As you make your way outside to the rural village and explore the community which is frozen in time you will see inside the schoolhouse, general store, the farmhouse where the table is set for a good home grown meal and the church.  Visitors will have a great time exploring and learning as the walk through the life of  a Delaware farmer. 

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Woodburn Governor's House in DoverWoodburn Governor's  House
Is a historical house that was built in 1798 and served as the official residence of the Governor of Delaware until 1965.   The Woodburn  House was purchased by the state of Delaware.  Throughout the years this historical house has had many residents from doctor's, dentists, judges, landowners, farmers, an abolitionist, two U.S. Senators and eight Delaware Governors all who have left their imprints on this historical house.  Today, historians credit the historical importance along with the architecture to all of the past notable residents.  The Woodburn House is open daily for touring reservations are required... Located inside the house is a Wall of the First Ladies at the mansion.  All of these portraits were individually painted and now are on display along with the governors who served the state of Delaware.  The Woodburn House is said to have the ghost of the builder, Charles Hillyard III roaming around from time to time.  Several people have claimed they have seen the gentleman standing on various stairways.  Also spotted is the ghost of a small girl wearing a gingham dress and bonnet.  She has been spotted holding a candle and walking the grounds around the reflecting pool.  She was later spotted by guests in the Great Hall during an inaugural party for Governor Mike Castle.  There is a local legend of the bullet that is lodged in the front door of  Woodburn, is said to be a result of a heated argument between Mr. Hillyard III and one of his sons.  His son wanted to go to Philadelphia to finish his education and his father wanted him to stay in Dover.  Their argument became so intense that Mr. Hillyard fired a gun shot at his son, who ducked behind the Dutch door avoiding injury.  Today the bullet remains in the Dutch door, and his son went to school in Philadelphia despite his fathers' wishes.   Another legend is the house was a safe haven for escaped slaves traveling north.  In addition to touring one of the finest 18th century houses in Delaware the grounds that surround the house are manicured to perfection.  The formal gardens of Woodburn are located behind the Hall House which is the Governor's guest house.  Here visitors will be delighted when they see the beautiful gardens full of large varieties of beautiful flowers and plants.  These  stunning gardens are complimented with tranquil sparkling fountains. 

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Local Restaurants in Dover
  • Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant
    While you are visiting Dover be sure to visit the Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant.  This fantastic restaurant offers a well rounded menu offering  a variety of fresh seafood, prime rib and excellent beef selections.  When you dine at the Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant you will appreciate fine dining in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.  Complete your dining experience with award winning homemade desserts.  Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant serves some of the BEST seafood in town.... The local favorites include: Maryland crab cakes, flounder, shrimp prepared specially, honey bourbon salmon and the crab imperial.  If you prefer not to eat seafood you may enjoy: the rack of lamb, slow roasted prime rib, roasted chicken, BBQ ribs or the grilled fillet mignon.   Additional tasty offerings include pasta dishes, gourmet fresh salads and a large selection of delicious appetizers.  Stop in and experience fabulous food in a bright and cheerful atmosphere.

  • La Tolteca
    Is well known and recommended by the locals of Dover.  After a long day of exploring stop in La Tolteca for one of their award wining margaritas.  La Tolteca is a favorite dining spot for the local residents of Dover.  Customers are treated to authentic Mexican food, delight your taste buds with a large selection of Mexican offerings that include your standard choices: tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas or chimichangas.  And if you ask any of the locals they will suggest their favorites which include the house specialties such as the braised pork ribs, steak ranchero or the shrimp fajitas.  Everything featured on the menu is delicious so you can't go wrong with what ever you choose.  So sit back and relax with a refreshing margarita along with a fantastic meal.  

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  • Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover
    Is located in historic, downtown Dover and houses one of the finest collections of American fine &  decorative arts.  The Museum was established in 1993 and some of the special highlights include a fantastic collection of paintings and sculptures.  The Museum also displays furniture from early-American cabinetmakers such as William Savery from Philadelphia and the Javier family from Odessa.  The Museum displays one of the finest collection of regional silver in the country.   The Biggs Museum of American Art hosts a variety of changing exhibits throughout the year relating to historical and contemporary art topics.  There is much to see on your visit to the Biggs Museum whether this is your first visit or you have been here several times there is always something new to see.

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  • John Dickinson PlantationJohn Dickinson Plantation in Dover
    Welcomes visitors of all ages to tour and learn about the fascinating world of 18th century America.  Also learn about one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the Constitution & Penman of the Revolution.  The Plantation features a beautiful red brick home of John Dickinson dated from 1740. Also located on the beautiful grounds are reconstructed farm buildings and a log house which are nestled on rich agricultural lands reaching all the way to the banks of the St. Johns River.  During the 18th & 19th century the John Dickinson Plantation was an active part of the nation's thriving tobacco industry.  The original Plantation home located a few short miles outside the historic district was destroyed by a fire in 1804.  The brick house was rebuilt  in 1896, when you visit John Dickinson Plantation the tour guides dress in period clothing giving visitors a true glimpse into the life of the Dickinson family, slaves and others who lived at the Plantation.  These plantation tours help visitors see the contrast between the lives of wealthy families & tenants, poor whites, slaves and the free blacks who resided in Kent County during the 1700's & early 1800's.  When you visit the John Dickinson Plantation visitors are treated to an authentic experience you will feel as though you have traveled back in time over 200 years ago.  There is also a small store that carries everything from handmade candles to quill & ink sets..... A visit to the John Dickinson Plantation is a must on your visit to Dover. 

  • Old State House  Old State House in Dover
    When you are visiting Dover be sure to visit one of the oldest state-house buildings in the United States.  The Old State House building has re-opened to the public after three years of renovations.  Visitors can tour the Old State House seven days a week. The Old State House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  This beautiful Georgian style house has undergone several structural & stylistic changes that have altered the original 18th century appearance.  Several wings have been added to the State House to accommodate increasing governmental needs.  Located on the first floor of the Old State House is an 18th century style courtroom and the second floor features the former chamber of the state's legislature.  The House chamber houses a collection of notable portraits including Delaware heroes who served in the War of 1812. Located in the Senate chambers is a portrait of George Washington that was painted by Denis A. Volozan.  Special architectural highlights include the guilt sunflower ceiling sham, dual stairways known as geometrical staircases that once served as the portal of entry into the state's legislative chambers.  The Old State House was the first permanent capitol building in Dover this beautiful Georgian style building was originally home to both state and Kent County governments.  The construction began in 1787 and was completed in May 1791.  The Old State House is located on the historic Green in Dover so be sure you don't miss it when you visit Dover.

  • Shopping In DoverShopping Delaware made general store in Dover
    While you are visiting Dover, you should take advantage of the tax free shopping Dover is home of tax-free shopping so you automatically save on all of your purchases!!!!  If you are looking for Delaware gifts, souvenirs and apparel head over to the Delaware Made General Store.  The General Store is located in the 1775 John Bullen house, here you will find a collection of treasures made by First State artisans, as well as Delaware themed merchandise.  Visitors can also tour around the premises.  Another shopping hot spot is the Dover Mall where you can take advantage of tax-free shopping until you drop.....  The Dover Mall is filled with dozens of your favorite retailers from Old Navy, Bath & Body Works, Aeropostale, Pier 1 Imports, Macy's, JC Penney, Sears, Boscov's, Victoria's Secret, American Eagle Outfitters along with several other favorites.  And last, is Downtown Dover here visitors will enjoy a variety of activities and special events from delicious restaurants, trendy night clubs, specialty shops & boutiques, art galleries and much more.  So all you shoppers be sure you take advantage of the tax free shopping....

 

May 09, 2011