Delaware Tourism Office,
99 Kings Highway, Dover DE 19901;
302-739-4271; 866-284-7483; Fax: 302-739-5749.
State Beverage: milk
State Bird: blue hen chicken
State Bug: lady bug
State Butterfly: tiger swallowtail
State Fish: weakfish, aka sea trout
State Flower: peach blossom
State Fossil: belemnite
State Herb: sweet golden rod
State Macroinvertebrate: stonefly
State Marine Animal: horseshoe crab
State Mineral: sillimanite
State Motto: Liberty and Independence
State Nicknames: First State (first state
to ratify the U.S. Constitution), Diamond State (Thomas Jefferson said that
Delaware is a “jewel among the states.”), Blue Hen State (the blue hen was
the mascot of Delaware's Revolutionary War soldiers), and Small Wonder
State Slogan: It's Good Being First
State Song: Our Delaware
State Star: Delaware diamond
State Tree: American holly
New Castle — New Castle Court House
Museum, 211 Delaware Street, New Castle, Delaware 19770;
302-323-4453. Web: http://www.destate
Served as the capital for the English colony as well as the first state capital until 1777.
Dover — Delaware Legislative Hall, P O Box 1401, Dover,
Delaware 19901; 302-739-9194 or 302-744-4308; Fax: 302-739-7322. Web: http://www.state.de.us. Dover is the current state capital.
Kent County Visitors Bureau, 9 E Lockerman Street #203, Dover DE 19901; 302-734-1736; 800-233-5368; Fax:
302-678-0189. Web: http://www.visitdover.com.