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Legislative Hall

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Don't forget your ID

Don't forget your ID as you need it to get past security. A good tour that lasts less than an hour... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Bill L
Buffalo, New York
1st Saturday visit

We had a wonderful visit over the Labor Day holiday, our decent was very informative and excited to... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building was built in the Colonial Revival style by E. William Martin and Norman Isham in 1931 (based on the information). It is one of the large building situated on the Dover Capitol Complex. The guided tour is available on prior arrangement. The building...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Don't forget your ID as you need it to get past security. A good tour that lasts less than an hour. Site is close to old State house (don't miss it) and other historical sites

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill L
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We had a wonderful visit over the Labor Day holiday, our decent was very informative and excited to share Delaware history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gentrycustsvc
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Despite the fact that I lived in Pa and Nj for over 40 years, I had never been to Dover. Although out is not far, it is not so easy to get to. Once in Dover, the village green and the colonial architecture invites visitors...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank tikvah48
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Enter security checkpoint located on the West Side Entrance of the building which faces the Legislative Mall. You will need an ID and sign book. Tours are available Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We spent extra time with our tour guides at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We love touring state capitol buildings and were glad of a recent opportunity to tour this one. Guide Rachel and trainee Annie were very friendly and most eager to share their legislative building and state history. The legislature meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, so we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We walked in the wrong (east door), after ringing the door bell and being greeted by the guard. There were apparently about three people in the building (two security guards and the guide). The tour guide who showed us around was very friendly and the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank shawnh777
Reviewed March 30, 2018

This capitol was built in the 1930s. The tour guide here is very good, loves history and can answer all of your questions. Visiting Capitol Buildings is a great way to learn about a state. We heard all about Delaware history, which is fascinating, and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The Hall has been fully reconstructed over the past few decades, so you're not really looking at the original anymore. But it has been brought back true to its historic roots and, even more importantly, is brought back to life by the wonderful tour offered...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We visited Dover en route to Annapolis. As it was a weekend, the state buildings were closed but it was great to walk around outside and see the old Capitol building, Legislative Hall and other state buildings in the square. I think there would usually...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BigMerk
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