in all but size, Delaware's history dates back to colonial America when, in the
early 1600's, it was named for Virginia's governor Baron De La Warr.
Dutch claimed it unsuccessfully 20 years later, followed by the Swedes and, again
seized by the Dutch (this time successfully), Delaware was captured for New Netherlands'
governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1655.
A decade later, the English were in control ... when the territory was ceded to
Pennsylvania. Throughout the long, hard struggle for an identity of its own, Delaware
later emerged victorious as it fought as a separate colony during the American
Revolution, and later gained renown as "The First State" for being
the first to ratify the new Constitution in 1787.
Delaware is a magnet for summer revelers who flock to popular seashore attractions
such as Rehoboth
Beach & Ocean City, the nature center at Cape
Henlopen, along with capital city attractions in Dover,
and a variety of museums and restored buildings from the state's colonial past.
Top Delaware tourist attractions include the Brandywine Park and Zoo in Wilmington, the popular
Rehoboth Beach along the Atlantic coast, and the Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington.
Delaware - Fun
& informative online guide offering an event calendar, kid-friendly attractions,
major tourist sites, hotel guide, restaurants & dining, travel packages, related
State Parks Online - Photos, activity guides, lists of park amenities
and available activities, special events, safety tips, rules and entry fees.
Delaware Tourism- Online guide to coastal, central and Southwestern Delaware
with tours, attractions and beach guides, hotels, restaurants, shopping and more.
Wilmington & Brandywine Valley - Nicely presented in photos and video
tours with information on major attractions, maps and directions, calendar of
events, getaway packages, hotel deals, related links.
Attractions, Roadside America - Offbeat events & attractions throughout
the state are covered including the annual Punkin' Chunkin' competition in Lewes,
and the Big Blue Hen statue in Newark...