Each year, Dec. 7 has been proclaimed Delaware Day in honor of Delaware becoming the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787, thus making Delaware the First State in the nation.
This year, the Department of State’s Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, and the Delaware Tourism Office have launched the Delaware Day Adventure, an engaging opportunity for visitors to explore Delaware historic sites.
Continuing through Sunday, Dec. 12, visitors can explore five historical and cultural affairs locations, learn and explore about Delaware history, and submit photos of their visits to the sites to win a prize.
Contest rules are as follows:
If visitors submit a photo for all five locations, they’ll be entered to win a grand prize including an overnight stay at a top Delaware hotel, dining in Delaware gift cards, and much more.
If visitors submit at least one photo, they’ll be entered to win a Delaware-themed prize pack including two historical books, a Dover paperweight, a puzzle and a poster of Delaware featuring historic sites.
Visitors will receive bonus entries if they share their photo(s) on social media using the hashtag #DelawareDay.
Delaware Day Adventure locations are: Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes; John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover; Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover; Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover; and New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., New Castle.
Each location will have a sign with a QR code to promote the adventure. All photos must be submitted to delawareday.delaware.gov/Delaware-day-adventure by Dec. 12.
Winners will be notified by Friday, Dec. 17.