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Delaware mapBig 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.

The 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.

Today, Delaware is a magnet for summer revelers who flock to popular seashore attractions such as Rehoboth Beach, Bethany 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.


Branywine zoo, rehoboth beach and nemours mansion
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.




 



More about Delaware travel around the Web:

 

Visit Delaware - Fun & informative online guide offering an event calendar, kid-friendly attractions, major tourist sites, hotel guide, restaurants & dining, travel packages, related links.

Kent County & Greater Dover, Delaware - The capital city's major and nearby attractions, with directions on getting there, and getting around in maps and photos, annual event calendar, related links.

Delaware State Parks Online - Photos, activity guides, lists of park amenities and available activities, special events, safety tips, rules and entry fees.

Southern Delaware Tourism- Online guide to coastal, central and Southwestern Delaware with tours, attractions and beach guides, hotels, restaurants, shopping and more.

Greater 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.

Delaware 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...


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