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THE GREEN
302-739-9194
    
December 7, 1787, Delaware delegates
        
HISTORIC BELMONT HALL
217 Smyrna-Leipsic Rd., Smyrna 302-264-9048
www.belmonthall.org
Historic Belmont Hall was built in 1773
by Thomas Collins, a storied Delaware politician. Today the house and grounds are open for events, tours, meetings and weddings. Tours are by appointment only.
HISTORIC SUNNYBRAE MANSION
    
302-422-4844
www.sunnybraemansion.com
Beautiful three-story, 10-bedroom mansion built in 1937. Home to the Historic Freedom Watch Soldier      Available for tours, weddings, special events and private parties. Tours are by appointment only — please call ahead to schedule.
JOHN BELL HOUSE
43 The Green, Dover
302-739-9194
www.destateparks.com
The John Bell House is the oldest wooden structure in Dover, serving as an interpretive center for the First State           and cultural sites in the state capital.
JOHN DICKINSON PLANTATION
340 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover 302-739-3277
www.history.delaware.gov
Visit the boyhood home and gardens of John Dickinson, a Delaware signer of the U.S. Constitution. Also known as Poplar Hill, the site offers history programs and hands-on demonstrations, including weaving, cooking, sachet-making and blacksmithing.
KENT COUNTY COURTROOM ONE
38 The Green, Dover
302-739-9194
www.destateparks.com
Courtroom One dates back to 1874;        Saturday of the month and begin through the entrance on The Green.
KENT COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
760 S. Little Creek Rd., Dover 302-678-0850 www.visitdelawarevillages.com
     
Park to pay respect to great war heroes. This memorial park has been thoughtfully designed and built to commemorate the war heroes who fought bravely during the       is large and peaceful.
LEGISLATIVE HALL: THE STATE CAPITOL
411 Legislative Ave., Dover 302-739-9194
www.destateparks.com
Built in 1932, Delaware’s State Capital building boasts a large collection of paintings of former governors and Delaware’s military heroes.
OLD STATE HOUSE
25 The Green, Dover
302-744-5054
www.history.delaware.gov
Built in 1791, the Old State House served as Delaware’s capitol until 1933. This Georgian-style structure was originally home to both state and Kent County governments and served as a focal point in the state’s civic life for more than two centuries. It continues to hold a special place in the eyes of Delawareans and visitors alike.
PARSON THORNE MANSION
    
302-422-3115
www.visitdelawarevillages.com
The home of Reverend Sydenham Thorne, an Episcopal clergyman who was     and who is interred on the grounds. The       the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
   Historic
 Ancestral Home of Thomas Collins
Revolutionary War Brigadier General and 8 th Governor of Delaware
TOURS • SPECIAL EVENTS Available for Meeting, Wedding and Special Occasion Rentals
 217 Smyrna Leipsic Road • Smyrna, Delaware 302.264.9048 • belmonthallde@gmail.com www.belmonthall.org
Operated by the Friends of Belmont Hall
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