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Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center

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Address: 1425 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19903
Phone Number: 302-739-7700
Description: See the development of policing since 1926.

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A short visit but interesting

A small museum that accepts donations. Sgt Dan car outside, which the kids found funny. The initial part is a wall of the fallen, honoring State Troopers who died in the line of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2014
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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Well done, a good way to spend an hour or so for history buffs. The person at the front desk is usually a retired trooper and is very helpful.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Delaware State Police museum has some great old gear from years gone by. Its is organized in a logical fashion and well maintained. The old MDT dispatch terminal brings back memories. When is the last time you saw a dispatch table with the old style "patch through" buttons to connect callers with public works, streets, utilities, etc. The back room... More 

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Elkton Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Fascinating history presented in a professional manner about a storied organization. Liked the helicopter and the old squad car as well as the motorcycle patrol.

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This place might be interesting with small children. A solo person will get bored somewhat easily. Some of the models and exhibits are very dates, like early 1990s. You probably won't spend more than half an hour here unless you have kids. On the plus side the museum is free if you want free activities.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A small museum that accepts donations. Sgt Dan car outside, which the kids found funny. The initial part is a wall of the fallen, honoring State Troopers who died in the line of duty. In the main room, there are exhibits on the wall with lots of artifacts showing the history of the Delaware State Police. In the center is... More 

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Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Depicts the history of the Delaware State Police. Also, shows some of the old equipment, including police cars. You're allowed to take pictures in the driver's seat so come prepared.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Although small, it is very educational. A self guided tour, so take the time to read the plaques and do try to solve the mock crime scene. Don't forget to sign your name when you enter.

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I enjoy looking at reminders of our past and past technology. I like seeing the old police motorcycle from the 1930s and the old police car that has an old radio in it. Takes about 30-45 minutes to go through it but is a fun walk through the past. My nephews were running around enjoying it immensely.

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Easton, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed seeing the historic police equipment and vehicles that were displayed in this museum. We were a bit frustrated, though, because some of the exhibits were not working properly or the audio or visual parts of the exhibit were lacking. I am always frustrated by museums that fail to provide the proper lighting, sound, signage or... More 

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Address: 1425 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19903
Phone Number: 302-739-7700
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover

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