Reviews of The Old State House (Museum)

25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901, United States

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REVIEWS OF The Old State House IN Delaware

Elise M

Stopped in for a tour and was so impressed by the young woman who gave us a tour! The building itself is magnificent, but the enthusiasm and knowledgeability of the tour guide made the experience so incredible. Tours are offered on demand as soon as you walk in, so no need to schedule a time or come in on the hour (however, the walking tour, which is separate from the state house tour, leaves on the hour). Overall I had a great time here and would recommend it to anyone! (No public restrooms in the building, but there is one available nearby at the art museum. Plenty is parking available both in front of the state house itself and on the side streets nearby.)

Dan Boelsche

Wonderful 30 minute tour at a historic landmark in the heart of Dover. Friendly tour guide showed us both floors, explained displays, and shared Delaware history. No cost, and a must for our of town visitors.


This place is worth visiting. It is maintained very well. A lot of history to be seen.

Michael Cinque

Great small museum. Knowledgeable and helpful docents make this a place worth stopping at.


Evan Clark

Louis Dotson

Cool to walk around great for Pokemon go

Junyu Su


Darryl Rodgers

Great place. Lots of history all around this building. Volunteers are always eager to share information. Love this place. L9ve the 4th of July reading of the declaration of independence

Sethu Chidambaram

Lisamarie McCarley

Beautiful. Tour guide were amazing

R Whitmore

Luciana was very informative and friendly. Enjoyed speaking with her!

Davene Brown

It was wonderful! The guides give such a wonderful presentation. They make the Dover historical folks come alive.

Jorge Noriega

Shannon Harris

They did a great job rebuilding this in 1976. The free small tour was informative. I love the stairs and they have pictures of this place after it was remodeled to a Victorian style in 1873.. The court room is on the 1st floor and former state's legislative chambers on the 2nd floor

Joyce Brown

The First People of the First State Celerbrated Heitage Day. We had a great time Celerbrating the spirit of mother earth. We the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware want to thank everyone for their help. Thank you great spirit for a great day. A'ho and Wanishi

Nancy Attard

Richard Gates

A beautifully restored building which used to be the seat of government in Delaware a few decades ago, as well as a court house much earlier in history. The tour guides have so much to tell you there is much more to see around the town after seeing this building. There is plenty of parking in the streets around the building.

Andrea Schoeny

The volunteer tour guides were kind and knowledgeable. Having visited Independence Hall in Philadelphia, this really brought the story of our country's founding together. It's amazing to stand in the place(s) where history lives! The people and families of Dover fought to have The Old State House preserved. We are fortunate for the forward-thinking people of the past. This is one of three sites in Dover (and Dover is one of seven areas) that are part of the First State National Historical Park.

William Kozel

Free tour around the state grounds, extremely informative with both general history and interesting antidotes.

Kathy Joseph

Pam Poglitsch

Nice to see history that might be forgotten if not for this wonderful state house.

Kirk Johnson

Well trained and informative docents, nicely restored with several cases for rotating displays of local artifacts from the 18th century to modern. Combine with a tour of the old “green”, Christ Church and Graveyard, and nearby local eateries, and you have the perfect quiet half-day trip to Colonial America without the kitsch.

Aaron A. Wallace

Another great living history site housed in the original state legislature and court house with informative guides in authentic period garb. Lovely revolutionary period portraiture, on the walls, including Delaware's life size portrait of George Washington.

Roberto Marcano

Jon Patz

Steel Street Tours. LLC.

Very interesting. Can't wait to go back and hear about all the interesting things that go on here during October.

Audrey Erschen

We had a great tour on Governor John Carney's Inauguration Day.

Camille J

Jerry Petrowski

Evan McHenry

Great tours during old Dover days.

Corrina Youngs

This Labor Day weekend was our first time ever going to the tour and our tour guide was fantastic she was very knowledgeable and very interactive with everybody great experience thank you

Jan Smith

Great little building full of history and both the guides were excellent, providing details and stories

Brian Dan

Great historical site. Make sure you check out the giant painting of George Washington on the second floor.. really cool.

Rick Towner

Melissa Williams

This is a beautiful building. The staff were very friendly and gave a great tour.

Lynn Riley

This is a rare 18th century state house, well maintained and located on historic Dover Green. Very knowledgeable staff and excellent programs. Excellent Saturday series for African American history month.

William Baker

Bev Grant

Excellent tour guide!

Molly Ellwood

William Carleton

Great place to visit

Nathan Miller

Lots of history here! You can tour the building yourself, or tag along with a very talkative tour guide who might talk a bit too much and never let you see anything. But you'll learn a lot at least!

Jesper Bexkens

Nice place to visit, quite small though. Free entry.

Paul Bartow

I visited the Old State House this past weekend, and it is worth a stop if you are in town sightseeing. It is one of the few places that is open on Sundays, and the historical interpretation was very well done. The docent gave a very thorough history of Delaware from colonial times through Delaware's secession from Pennsylvania and statehood, through the ratification of the Constitution (Delaware was the first state to ratify). The first floor of the Old State House is the old colonial court. There is a beautiful set of winding staircases on both sides of the building that take you up to the second floor, where the upper and lower legislative assemblies met. On this level, there is a unique portrait of Washington that is worth seeing.

Kevin Malloy

max maxolo

wonderful historic structure of the American 18th century to visit

3D Foto

Good experience friendly guides

Jared Russell

Amy Eastman

The tour guide was wonderful. So knowledgeable and the info he shared was very interesting


This is a tremendously interesting historical building. The fantastic tour guides were full of knowledge and resources. We really came away with a fantastic appreciation for the historical value that the old state house is in its current state as a museum. From the realistic displays to the replica setup. It was a fabulous experience for the entire group of people that we were traveling with.

Douglas Ridgell

Great history, boring 4 young kids

Craig Sackett

Andrew Mears

Lymda Hughes

Was good and clean

Gwen Pursell

Tran Anh

locd_wanderlust 22

Great place to visit if you're into history and museums. Staff are very informative about the historical narrative of this monument.

Paul Burke

Janelle G

cat wu

The house itself is tiny, but the guide was very friendly and informative. It's free tour lasts about 15-20min.

Jon Daigrepont

Jon Sund

This is a great place to learn about history in a setting that reflects the setting our forefathers lived in. The staff is very interested in helping you understand the events that took place in this building and how the building has changed over time.

Darren Fava

Barry Plimpton

Heard a great concert by Steffi and Tim, local musical performers. Check out the monthly concerts.

Vertie Lee

Dagmara Olszewska

Very nice building of the state capitol in Delaware

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