Delaware might be one of the smallest states in the US but the state certainly boasts an interesting history being the First State.
|Historical places to visit in Delaware|
Delaware is closely bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland, and if you’re staying in Wilmington Delaware, you’re only a short drive from places like Philadelphia, Baltimore Maryland and Atlantic City in New Jersey. Find below, in no particular order, some of my favorite and interesting places to visit in Delaware:
Rehoboth Beach Town
If you’re traveling to Delaware in the summer with the family, Rehoboth Beach town is one of the coolest places to hang out because of the shopping, nightlife and dining opportunities, as well as the fun boardwalk attractions.
However, apart from the many things to do, Rehoboth Beach is one of the most interesting places to visit in Delaware because of the 20 colorful-themed dolphin sculptures scattered around the town, which make such a great picture-taking opportunity.
Lewes is probably my favorite spot to hang out in southern Delaware, as opposed to Rehoboth Beach because of the town’s slower pace of life, ideal for a relaxing vacation getaway.
Lewes is also on my list of interesting places to visit in Delaware because of Lewes’ charming shops and historic buildings and attractions such as the Zwaanendael Museum located in the downtown area.
Apart from exploring this pleasant and charming town, you can take a short ferry ride from Lewes Breakwater Harbor to Cape May in New Jersey and explore attractions like the Whale & Dolphin Watch Research Center and Cape May Lighthouse.
Delaware City is, certainly, on my list of interesting places to visit in Delaware because of historic Fort Delaware, located within the Fort Delaware State Park.
Whether you’re interested in Civil War history or not, you’ll find the fort an interesting place to explore because of the interesting reenactments at the fort and artillery demonstrations.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Prime Hook Refuge is an amazing place to visit if you’re a nature lover and want to enjoy fun outdoor activities like canoeing and a fall foliage tour.
The main reason why I added Prime Hook Refuge to the list of interesting places to visit in Delaware is because the refuge serves as stopping point for migrating birds during the spring and fall so you get a marvellous opportunity to observe all kinds of birds.
Georgetown is located west of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach town, and it’s another destination worth adding to the list of interesting places to visit in Delaware because of the 16 Mile Brewing Company.
If you’re a beer aficionado, or are simply interested in the beer-making process, you can enjoy a tour of the premises, and check out how it’s all done.
Dover is a charming small town with lovely period buildings located along historic State Street.
Dover is another of my interesting places to visit in Delaware because of the Air Mobility Command Museum, and also because it was in Dover where the US constitution was first ratified, so the town has a great historic significance.
In fact, the actual building where the US constitution was ratified can be found along State Street.
The Air Mobility Command Museum is one of the most fun attractions in Dover because of the cool flight simulator and other interesting exhibits.
If you're vacationing with kids, the Air Command Museum is one attraction they'll be sure to enjoy!
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