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Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center

Address: 1425 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19903
Phone Number: 302-739-7700
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Ranked #14 of 19 Attractions in Dover
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: See the development of policing since 1926.
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: See the development of policing since 1926.

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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220 reviews 220 reviews
35 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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