Autumn Hayrides

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday party! You will enjoy a fun filled hayride around the park followed by a cozy campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 45-minute trip; rides leave on...

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Group Hayrides

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday party! You will enjoy a fun filled hayride around the park followed by a cozy campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 45-minute trip; rides leave on...

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Owl Prowls

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 21, 2014

Wednesday, October 8th (Total Lunar Eclipse!) 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 21st 6 p.m. Following an introduction to the owls of Northern Delaware, we will venture into the park to listen for some of our resident wild owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for small children. Pre-registration and prepayment required. $5 per person

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This event occurs yearly, the first Saturday of December.

Leave the 21st century behind at the First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair which recreates the sights and sounds of the autumn market fairs held on The Green in Dover in the mid-1700s. Watch the comical interactive performance of Dr. Balthasar and his Marvelous Miracle Medicine Show. Enjoy 18th-century style entertainment like Signora Bella who brings to life the tradition of the...

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No longer are camellias delicate jewels reserved for protected sites.  Breeding breakthroughs mean a remarkable selection with increased cold, drought and heat tolerance.  Join master horticulturist Charles Cresson in his Swarthmore, Pa. garden at the peak of fall bloom to learn how to select the best varieties and site them in the landscape.  Includes a comprehensive handout of 50+...

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Join local photographer Richard Albertson for a two part series on enjoying your digital camera. Learn tips, tricks, and skills to make your photos beautiful. Part one will be inside the Nature Center, part two we will go outside to practice what you learn using the park as a back drop. Bring your own camera and equipment. Pre-registration is encouraged. Free program with paid entrance to...

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Chronicles Day

Nov 8, 2014

Commemorate the history and those laid to rest by joining TLC, the New Garden UAME Church and Heritage Guild Works for a living history presentation of the restoration and educational happenings of the Bucktoe Cemetery. Learn about the history of the village once known as timbuktu. Light refreshments will be provided. $5 and up suggested donation.

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