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Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center

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Address: 1425 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-2212
Phone Number: 302-739-7700
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See the development of policing since 1926.

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Excellent Free Museum

This museum is easily missed but you should not miss out on the opportunity to see it. Nice displays and very moving display of fallen DSP Troopers. Great collection of police... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is easily missed but you should not miss out on the opportunity to see it. Nice displays and very moving display of fallen DSP Troopers. Great collection of police cars. The Director is very friendly and represents the museum well. Plan on 1.5 hours if you are going to take the time to view and read all of... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We were the only visiters while we were there so the retired police officer on duty was able to show us round. A small museum with some interesting exhibits including a mock up of a crime scene where you are invited to solve the crime. My wife particularly enjoyed playing with the siren and lights in a police car and... More 

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Thank Richard B
Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Sort of an unusual stop but highly recommended! Lots of police history, wonderful displays of police uniforms, vehicles, equipment and more. Don't miss this one!

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Thank MargaritaMom2010
Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Stopped by while in Dover on a business trip. Museum is situated on the grounds of the HQ and academy of the Delaware State Police. Front desk person, most likely a retired trooper, was friendly and asked if I needed any guidance, but I said I'd just show myself around. Well thought-out and organized museum. Exhibit cases and signage seemed... More 

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Thank LobstaMan
Flushing, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The museum is curated by a retired police officer, and he helped my kids find clues in the interactive crime scene, and let them sit in the police car and play with the lights. Another museum employee dressed as McGruff the Crime Dog and posed for pictures. Excellent exhibits and a nice amount of games to keep kids involved. And,... More 

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Thank Chaim K
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A good experience for all types of families. Children will love this. Interesting facts and everyone will learn something coming here

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Thank Shirley W
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank SteveRCB
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 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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