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Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center

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Address: 1425 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-2212
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See the development of policing since 1926.

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Nice and informational. The best park is sitting in the police car and doing sirens and lights. Very kid friendly.

Reviewed 22 March 2017
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Nice and informational. The best park is sitting in the police car and doing sirens and lights. Very kid friendly.

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Thank renee7177
Capitol Hgts
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This museum is almost as great as the Law Enforcement museum in DC. It is a beautiful site to visit. I truly enjoyed the design of the cars and the homicide scene. I think police officers like myself will truly enjoy visiting this museum. The act that it is free is a great incentive. My grandchildren truly loved it. The... More 

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Thank Teresa B
Elkton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This museum is free and definitely worth the visit. Some of the interactive items are broken, but it doesn't take away from the allure.

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Thank Brittany J
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This museum is easily missed but you should not miss out on the opportunity to see it. Nice displays and very moving display of fallen DSP Troopers. Great collection of police cars. The Director is very friendly and represents the museum well. Plan on 1.5 hours if you are going to take the time to view and read all of... More 

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Thank HSY1
Epsom, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were the only visiters while we were there so the retired police officer on duty was able to show us round. A small museum with some interesting exhibits including a mock up of a crime scene where you are invited to solve the crime. My wife particularly enjoyed playing with the siren and lights in a police car and... More 

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Thank Richard B
Dover, Delaware
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Sort of an unusual stop but highly recommended! Lots of police history, wonderful displays of police uniforms, vehicles, equipment and more. Don't miss this one!

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Thank MargaritaMom2010
Massachusetts
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90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Stopped by while in Dover on a business trip. Museum is situated on the grounds of the HQ and academy of the Delaware State Police. Front desk person, most likely a retired trooper, was friendly and asked if I needed any guidance, but I said I'd just show myself around. Well thought-out and organized museum. Exhibit cases and signage seemed... More 

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Thank LobstaMan
Flushing, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The museum is curated by a retired police officer, and he helped my kids find clues in the interactive crime scene, and let them sit in the police car and play with the lights. Another museum employee dressed as McGruff the Crime Dog and posed for pictures. Excellent exhibits and a nice amount of games to keep kids involved. And,... More 

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Thank Chaim K
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

A good experience for all types of families. Children will love this. Interesting facts and everyone will learn something coming here

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Thank Shirley W
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Well done, a good way to spend an hour or so for history buffs. The person at the front desk is usually a retired trooper and is very helpful.

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Thank SteveRCB

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