Visitors Center

The City of Dover is not only the Capital of the First State, but also the hometown to many of Delaware's historical landmarks. In downtown Dover you can peruse the many legislative and government buildings which have stood for generations, or relax at Silver Lake's popular park and beach areas. Dover has fun attractions for people of all ages.

Delaware is well-known as having tax-free shopping and many people from neighboring states flock to Delaware when making purchases thanks to our tax-free status. Various merchants are available for your shopping pleasure throughout Downtown Dover and national chains at the Dover Mall. Whether buying clothes for school or a new car, the advantages are unlimited and savings pile up quickly.
Performing Arts
Nestled inside the many historical buildings in Downtown Dover is the Schwartz Center which was reopened in October, 2001 after an extensive modernization and expansion from its roots as the Dover Opera House. The Center offers a variety of shows, such as comedy acts, weekend runnings of "Family Films and Classics" and the Dover Symphony among other performances.
History and Culture
Every year numerous events are held around the City, ranging from fireworks on July 4th, Art Festivals, and Christmas Caroling on the Green to ethnic parades such as St. Patricks Day and the African American Festival. Interested? All of our events are available on the community calendar.
The First State Heritage Park is the state's first "park without boundaries". It links historical and cultural sites in the capital city of Dover. Major park sites are open throughout the week
Every year during the NASCAR season the population of Dover expands from 30,000 to 200,000+ with tourists from across the United States. With premium hotels available and RVs abound, Dover, Delaware is truly a flagbearer for NASCAR and their fans every June and September.

If you'd like more in-depth information on visiting Dover and a list of various other activities, please visit the Kent County Tourism website.