Located in Delaware's mostly agricultural center, just west of US-13, the capital Dover is a small town hemmed in by suburban houses. South of Lockerman Street, the main route through town, the 1792 Old State House, 25 The Green, is the state's onetime judicial and legislative chambers, now a museum furnished with early American antiques (Mon– Sat 9am–4.30pm, Sun 1.30–4.30pm; Tel:302/739-4266; free).
In the same building as the visitor center (Mon– Sat 9am–4.30pm, Sun 1.30–4.30pm; Tel:302/739-4266), at the corner of Duke of York and Federal streets next to the Old State House, the impressive Biggs Museum of American Art (same hours; Web: www.biggsmuseum.org ; free) has historical and decorative art. The Delaware State Museums, 316 S Governors Ave (Mon– Sat 9am–4.30pm, Sun 1.30–4.30pm; Web: history.delaware.gov ; free), comprise a quaint trio just west of the green: the Archaeology Museum traces the area's history from the end of the Ice Age; the Museum of Small Town Life is a pleasant hodgepodge of century-old mementos and relics; and the Johnson Victrola Museum, dedicated to the inventor of the Victrola, has dozens of "talking machines," from early wind-ups to prototype jukeboxes.
For more than fifty years, Spence's Bazaar, two blocks south on Queen Street at 550 S New St (Tues & Fri 7.30am–6.30pm; Tel:302/734-3441; free), has hosted a flea market that all of Dover turns out for, including dozens of local Amish, who ride here in their old horse-drawn buggies to sell home-grown fruits and vegetables.
The AAA Four-Diamond Dover Downs Hotel features well-appointed guest rooms, a fitness room, an indoor pool and sauna, six restaurants and bars, and ...
Open since December 31, 1999, in Dover, Delaware, Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant became a very popular statewide restaurant under the direction of Chef/Owner Dennis J. Forbes. He brought the old-style Seafood House into present times with his knack for simple seafood dishes of quality and consistency, with the addition of prime rib and excellent beef making it a well-rounded menu ending with award-winning house-made desserts. With the open display and modern deccor the restaurant represents the finest in dining in a casual, relaxed atmosphere in a neighborhood setting, with the foremost priority that the guests are well cared for, creating a dining experience that is one of enjoyment, comfort and satisfaction.