America's Most Beautiful Town Squares
The Dover Green, Dover, DE
The peaceful acre of lawn and large shade trees belie the drama that has unfolded since the Dover Green was mapped in 1717. This is where the Declaration of Independence was read to the public in 1776 and where Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1787. Homes in various Colonial styles built in white or red brick surround the park, which keeps history alive with old-time, family-friendly events throughout the year.