Dover

Travel Guide
Delaware which includes a lake or waterhole

The First State’s capital city shares stories of its pioneering heritage over local wines and craft beers.

The capital of Delaware, U.S.A.’s first state, offers plenty to see and do: a rich American heritage, relaxing lakeside space, local wines and craft beer. Dover was established as a court town for Kent County in 1683 and is home to a range of historical landmarks. Follow the Delaware History Trail, with 36 sites of the small state’s pioneering past, grand estates and museums.

Go back in time to a 19-century village at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, which is open from Tuesdays through Saturdays. Learn how the Delaware farming community has put food on the table for generations with the museum’s informative tours and programs. Visit the First State Heritage Park to see historic estates such as the Old State House, Delaware Legislative Hall and the antique wooden John Bell House. The First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries are open seven days a week.

Discover Delaware’s acclaimed wineries and breweries on the Wine and Ale Trail, starting at the Wilmington riverfront and continuing to the Atlantic Ocean. Explore Dover’s secluded Silver Lake, the source of the St. Jones River, and its surrounding park. Pack a picnic lunch to grill on the provided barbeques. Walk around the park’s paths and watch ducks peacefully paddling on the water.

Watch and listen to the roaring engines of the twice-annual NASCAR races at Dover International Speedway. Travel around Dover with the cheap and convenient Dart Bus system or your personal or rental car.

Just 85 miles (136 kilometers) from Philadelphia and 65 miles (104 kilometers) from Annapolis, Dover is easy to get to. Catch an Amtrak train to Wilmington or a flight to New Castle Airport, both approximately an hour’s drive north from Dover. Summers in Dover are hot and humid, and winters are relatively mild. Despite very light snow conditions, low temperatures and rain can continue into spring, so pack appropriate warm clothing.

Visit Dover for an interesting glimpse into the nation’s past and a thoroughly modern culture.

Red Roof Inn & Suites Dover Downtown
Red Roof Inn & Suites Dover Downtown
2.5 out of 5
652 N Dupont Hwy, I-95 To Exit #4-a, Dover, DE
The price is S$132 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Dover, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, Dover Downs Casino and Dover International Speedway. Delaware ...
3.7/5Good! (806 reviews)
"When I arrived at the front desk I was greeted by RAJ the Manager. He was awesome. We actually had a nice conversation, which made me like the visit right from the start. I would definitely stay again Thanks RAJ."

Reviewed on 10 Sep,2021

Red Roof Inn & Suites Dover Downtown
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dover
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dover
2 out of 5
1703 E Lebanon Rd, Dover, DE
The price is S$139 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in the heart of Dover, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Delaware State Capitol, The State House Museum and Old State House. Biggs Museum of American ...
4.1/5Very Good! (984 reviews)
"Staff was friendly and the hotel was quiet. My only issue is the cleanliness. I found 1 ear plug and a pistachio shell on the floor and the tub was dirty. The dirt was revealed when i sprayed Scrubbing Bubbles in the tub. Also, i found 3 tiny black hairs on the sheets. Depsite those minor issues, ..."

Reviewed on 23 Sep,2021

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dover
Hampton Inn Dover
Hampton Inn Dover
2.5 out of 5
1568 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE
The price is S$155 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated on the Strip, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center and Dover Downs Casino. Delaware State University ...
4.2/5Very Good! (657 reviews)
"Across the street from shopping."

Reviewed on 7 Sep,2021

Hampton Inn Dover
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Dover, DE
Home2 Suites by Hilton Dover, DE
3 out of 5
222 S Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE
The price is S$181 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in the heart of Dover, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Delaware State Capitol and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dover Downs Casino and Dover International ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (386 reviews)
"It is a decent place to stay at."

Reviewed on 30 Aug,2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Dover, DE
Edi's Suites *Privacy And Comfort Away From Home*
Edi's Suites *Privacy And Comfort Away From Home*
224 S Governors Blvd, Dover, DE
The price is S$210 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Dover, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Delaware State Capitol, The State House Museum and Old State House. Biggs Museum of American ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Excellent Place to stop over in Dover
"We were driving from MA to the Oiter Banks, NC, and stopped over in Dover DE as the halfway point. We were running late and got a little confused in the neighborhood (Google maps misdirected us! Grrrrr!) but everything worked out fine. We had a good night's rest and continued on the next day. I chatted ..."

Reviewed on 21 Oct,2019

Edi's Suites *Privacy And Comfort Away From Home*
NEW! Cozy Neighborhood Home 3 Mi to Dover Speedway
NEW! Cozy Neighborhood Home 3 Mi to Dover Speedway
104 Revolutionary Boulevard, Dover, DE
Situated in Dover, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Delaware State Capitol, Dover Downs Casino and Dover International Speedway. Biggs Museum of ...
NEW! Cozy Neighborhood Home 3 Mi to Dover Speedway
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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