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Dover and the entire Kent County area are saturated with world-class museums, attractions and hundreds of restaurants to please every palate. Exciting gaming and harness racing, NASCAR thrills, unique special events, rich history and Delaware hospitality are found by those moving to and residing in Kent County, Delaware.
The state capital, Dover is located in the heart of Kent County and is located approximately 90 miles south of Philadelphia, PA, and 90 miles east of Washington, DC. While its population is significantly less than that of Wilmington, Delaware, Dover encompasses a larger area than any other city on the Delmarva Peninsula.
Dover's central location offers many activities for young and old. Dover supports four school districts and five colleges including Delaware State University, Delaware Technical and Community College-Terry and Wesley College. In addition, the Dover Public Library and the Delaware State Library are available to residents at no charge.
In the state capital, Dover, brick sidewalks and historic homes trade places with Amish buggies parked downtown and at Spence’s Market in Dover. Stroll the area where our founding fathers met (The First State Heritage Park at Dover) to ratify the Constitution and become the First State. The Park is home to the Old State House built in 1792 and the Legislative Hall which replaced it as the seat of state government in 1933. Guided tours by characters in period dress history alive. Seasonal activites include lantern tours, colonial games, scavenger hunts and the annual Old Dover Days festival.