Old State House –
This building served as the capitol during the
The Goergian style structure has undergone a number of structural and stylistic changes that have altered the original 18th century appearance. There have been a number of wings to the building to accommodate increasing governmental needs. In 1976 the Old State House was restored to its original 18th century appearance.
In the House chamber there are portraits by Thomas Sully of Commodores Jacob Jones and Thomas Macdonough, both heroes from
Architectural details that you will want to take special notice of include the gilt sunflower ceiling sham, and the grand, dual stairways, known as a geometrical staircase, that served as the portal of entry to the state’s legislative chambers.
Location: 25 The Green,
Contact: 302-739-4266 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 – 4:30; Sunday 1:30 – 4:30. Open most holidays, please call to confirm. Hours are subject to change.
Parking: Free, but limited, parking is available in the
Tours take place throughout normal operating hours. Large groups should make reservations in advance by emailing or phoning.
This facility is accessible to people with disabilities.