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Delaware Public Archives

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Address: 121 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd N, Dover, DE 19901-3638
Phone Number:
+1 302-744-5000
08:00 - 16:15
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A treasure trove of information

I could not believe all the info available in this one place, and the employees cannot possibly be more helpful.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not believe all the info available in this one place, and the employees cannot possibly be more helpful.

Thank Phylzy
Smyrna, Delaware
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129 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Are you into ancestry? Are you looking for records of Births, Death, Marriages, Land grants or transfers that took place in Delaware? If your answer to this question is Yes, then you have come to the right place. I have been very successful at finding the missing links to my family ancestry at the Delaware Public Archives. They have a... More 

Thank RLW306
Dover, Delaware
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A great source to find you ancestry background, lots of artifacts to research with. Very helpful and polite staff

Thank tom b
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Just stopped in for tourist information on the area. The desk clerk was extremely kind and helpful. There are tons of travel brochures there and clean restrooms.

Thank Megan P
Dover, Delaware
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58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Was at the archives to assist someone with some genealogy research. The people there were knowledgeable about their collection and were able to help me find what I was looking for

Thank deladypilot
West Lafayette, Indiana, Usa
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

What a wonderful place to do genealogy research. Such a nice building, and everyone was so helpful. We traveled from Indiana to Delaware to do research and were amazed at all the information we were able to find. This is a first class facility.

Thank Shirley B
Dover, Delaware
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Everybody was very impressed with the food and employees. The waiters and waitresses were very professional. Will go back in the future.

Thank patrick m
Dover, Delaware
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244 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This public facility is one of the finest archives of information dating back to the 1700's. Be prepared to spend a half day to learn about the First State

Thank HKonowitz3
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This archive holds all types of records for Delaware. If you are doing genealogy research, you don't have to go to multiple depositories like courts, archives etc. Its very organized and friendly. You get a personal tour of the research room facility by expert archivists. The equipment available for free use is more than sufficient. They even have a microfilm... More 

1 Thank scinperth
Camden, Delaware
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Visited this government building when I researched my family history. Very nice building. Clean and quiet. You have to be prepared to put your personal items in a locker as they are not allowed in the building where researching is conducted. You can leave items in your car. Take pencil and paper if you are doing a family history search.... More 

2 Thank GoingGreen100

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