Forty-eight historic homes and buildings from the 18th & 19th centuries will be open for public viewing as part of the 77th Dover Days Festival celebration May 1 & 2, 2010. Homeowners from the towns of Camden, Smyrna, Milford and Dover are excited to have the opportunity to showcase their historic properties. Hour tour participants will see Federal, Plank, Victorian, Georgian and Classic and Greek Revival style homes.
Held on The Green and Legislative Mall, two beautiful outdoor parks in the historic downtown district, Dover Days unites heritage, tradition and modern attractions into a 3-day festival that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Now in its 77th year, Dover Days is Delaware's longest running festival that celebrates First State history — with more than 15,000 people coming from all over the Mid-Atlantic states to celebrate the weekend's events, April 30 - May 2.
Get a glimpse of Delaware's enriching history, through huge parades, traditional Maypole dancing with children in Colonial attire, walking tours, a county-wide house tour with over 45 historical properties, Native American dancing, free admission to numerous museums, and more. Immerse yourself in the ages through costumed reenactments of the Renaissance, the Civil War and WWII. You can see the Governor's mansion first-hand. And enjoy all the excitement of the festival, with over 130 arts and crafts vendors, delicious foods, live entertainment, carnival rides and children's activities, a hot classic car show, and more.