Arts and Entertainment in Dover, Delaware: A state guide of museums, theater, galleries, music, dance and film
Arts Centers and Museums
Air Mobility Command Museum
1301 Heritage Road, Dover Air Force Base, Dover, 677-5938, amcmuseum.org
Offers a collection of planes and exhibits on military life.
Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org
Features fine art and decorative works by American artists. See the “Delaware By Hand: Masters Competition” through Feb. 19.
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
866 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 734-1618, agriculturalmuseum.org
Exhibits and farm buildings from across Delmarva.
Delaware Public Archives
121 Duke of York St., Dover, 744-5000, archives.delaware.gov
Historic and archaeological material tells the story of Delaware.
Delaware State Police Museum
1425 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 739-7700, delawaretrooper.com/museum
Explore the history of the state police.
First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries
121 Duke of York St., Dover, 744-5055, history.delaware.gov/museums
Information on museums and historical sites across the state.
The Dover Art League
21 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 674-0402, doverartleague.com
The league displays works by local artists in its gallery and offers classes.
The First State Heritage Park
102 S. State St., Dover, 739-9194, destateparks.com
The state’s first urban “park without boundaries” links historic and cultural sites in Dover, including Legislative Hall and The Green.
John Dickinson Plantation
Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, 739-3277, history.delaware.gov/museums
Learn about life on the 18th-century plantation of a founding father.
Johnson Victrola Museum
Bank Lane and Dover, 744-5055, history.delaware.gov/museums
Pays homage to the founder of the Victor Talking Machine Co. through phonographs, recordings and memorabilia.
Old State House
25 The Green, Dover, 744-5055, history.delaware.gov/museums
Tours the state’s original capitol building.
Star Hill Museum
357 Voshell Mill, Star Hill Road, Dover, 697-9903
Educates the public about the hardships of life as a slave.
151 Kings Hwy., Dover, 739-5656, woodburn.delaware.gov
The home of the governor is open to the public several times a year and offers tours by appointment.
Dance Conservatory and Ballet Theatre of Dover
522 Otis Drive, Dover, 734-9717, dancebtd.com
The troupe offers new works and premieres several times a year.
Delaware Choral Society
P.O. Box 336, Dover, 422-7775, delawarechoralsociety.org
This community choir presents two concerts of choral music a year, including a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” every five years.
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, (800) 711-5882, doverdowns.com
The Rollins Center brings big-name entertainers to Dover.
Dover Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 163, Dover, 270-1903, doversymphony.org
The symphony performs four classical concerts a year. Look for the Dover Days Pops Concert on May 5 and the Symphony at Sea benefit concert on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry on May 20.
Schwartz Center for the Arts
226 S. State St., Dover, 678-3583, schwartzcenter.com
The county’s premier performance venue hosts local, national and international acts that offer music, dance, drama, and children’s theater. As the Schwartz celebrates its 10th anniversary season, look for the “Let’s Hang On!” tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on April 21.
The Children’s Theatre of Dover and Kent County
PO Box 823, Dover, 678-3227, thechildrenstheatre.org
This local theater offers “The Three Musketeers” Jan. 14-15, “Raggedy Ann and Andy” March 10-11 and “Snow White” April 28-29 at the Schwartz Center.
Kent County Theatre Guild
Patchwork Playhouse, 140 E. Roosevelt Ave., Dover, 674-3568, kctg.org
The guild presents “Come Back, Little Sheba” March 2-3, 9-11 and 16-17. “Moonlight & Magnolias” runs May 4-5, 11-13 and 18-19.