Delaware State Travel Guide



Delaware sits on a peninsula with beached backed by sand dunes bordering the Atlantic Ocean, the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. It was the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States on December 7, 1787, so it is known as The First State.

It is home to the First State National Historical Park and is part of both the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail.

Delaware’s oldest public lands date back to 1682 when, William Penn instructed his deputies to set aside land that is now Cape Henlopen State Park so its natural resources could be held in trust for the common good of all the citizens. There are now 17 State Parks, plus 14 National Historic Landmarks in Delaware.

The motto “Liberty and Independence” was provided by the Order of the Cincinnati, a hereditary organization of American Revolutionary War officers, formed in 1783.

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