- The list below includes 47 free or cheap things to do in or near Dover, Delaware, including 86 different types of inexpensive activities like Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Beaches and Race Tracks.
- From Delaware Public Archives to First State Heritage Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Dover and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Middletown, Milford, Smyrna and Felton.
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Only those who manage to escape Sherlock Holmes’s room will become his team of assistants
Created in 1905, the Delaware Public Archives, is one of the oldest public archives in the country. Visitors have free access to the over 95,000 square feet of genealogy, government, and historical records.
Located in the heart of the city that has remained the seat of Delaware's State Government since 1777, First State Heritage Park, encompasses a series of historic buildings. The park has no defined boundaries and includes several museums, governmental landmarks, and more.
Pickering Beach provides marine-life enthusiasts and families with an opportunity to observe the seasonal migration of Horseshoe Crabs to the beach to spawn their eggs. Amenities also include a boat launch for fishing, but the highlight is watching the variety of birds and the crabs.
Dover, Delaware is home to the John Dickinson Plantation, a historical interpretive center that was once the residence of John Dickinson, one of the signers of the United States Constitution. Tours are available, and large groups must schedule tours in advance.
Much more than a typical historical museum, the Delaware Agriculture Museum and Village, features 15 buildings replicating life in a 19th century farming village. In addition to hundreds of artifacts and displays in the main hall, visitors can stroll outside through the village and explore the shops, schoolhous…
There are always fascinating things for sale at Spence's Bazaar in Dover, Delaware. The flea market features a rotating roster of vendors selling antiques, collectibles and vintage items. Amish foods and fresh baked goods are also available.
Since the early 1700's, Christ Episcopal Church in Dover, has been welcoming visitors to share in their faith. Many members have lineage that dates back to the colonial days, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence was a member of the vestry.
The State House Museum is a Georgian-style structure built in 1791 that was originally home to state and Kent County governments. It hosts various events and historical activities. Large groups are encouraged to make reservations prior to visiting.