Old State House

Immerse students in the rich cultural and political history of Delaware’s Old State House. School tours of the site explore the 18th-century-style courtroom on the ground level and the former chambers of the state legislature on the second floor. Some highlights include portraits of Commodores Jacob Jones and Thomas Macdonough, who served in the War of 1812, and a portrait of George Washington. The first permanent capital building in Dover, the State House features historical architecture and a deep political history. Theme tours and roleplaying activities allow learners to discover more about colonial history, legislation, and government.
 
Contact Info
Address: 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901. Kent County. Tel: 302-739-9194. Email: nena.todd@state.de.us. Website: www.history.delaware.gov. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-4:30PM, Sun. 1:30PM-4:30PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue