Dover isn’t Delaware’s center simply because it’s the booming capital. With a history deeply rooted in the early founding of America, Dover remains today the heart of some of the most dramatic historical details of the American Revolution. The capital of the first state, and a county deeply divided over the issues such as slavery in the 19th century, the city has always shown its multifaceted spirit—and that carries over into its beautiful civic offerings.
The state’s first “park without boundaries,” the First State Heritage Park spans the city and links cultural and historic sites. Locals know that all kinds of events are held here throughout the year, including an arts festival, and classic Christmas caroling on the beautiful Green. Having experienced a small population boom over the last few years, Dover’s residents are seeing their homes increasingly appreciate as the city itself advances its historic roots into a modern city—one that will quickly gain your own allegiance.