Fully, freely, entirely...Becoming the First State


Dec 8, 2012
06:30 PM until 07:30 PM


First State Heritage Park Candlelit Historical Theater Event Celebrates the 225th Anniversary of Delaware’s Ratification of the Constitution
December 7, 2012 marks 225 years since Delaware ratified the United States Constitution in 1787 – an act that made Delaware the “First State.”  Delaware’s ratification, which took place in Elizabeth Battell’s tavern on The Green in Dover, may have been unanimous but it was not without controversy and concern.
The First State Heritage Park revisits this momentous event on Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8 with a candlelit historical theater event “Fully, Freely, and Entirely” – Becoming the First State at The Old State House on The Green in Dover.
Under the glow of candlelight in the historic atmosphere of The Old State House, the audience will step back in time to December 1787 to encounter delegates, protestors, tavern keepers and slaves. Listen in on their conversations and join in the celebration as Delaware becomes the “First State”.
Two performances each night begin at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Ticket-holders will meet at the John Bell House on The Green. Admission is $10. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited to 25 per performance. Please call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. 




View map The Old State House
The Green
Dover, DE

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First State Heritage Park


(302) 739-9194


Kent County



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