Trip Start Feb 15, 2010
77Trip End Feb 14, 2011
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I walked across the grass-covered square behind the capitol to the old capitol building. Once inside, an older man asked me if I was there for the tour. I said that if he was offering a tour then indeed I was. He took me around to the various rooms of the building where the original state congress met and where they approved and signed the . The building had been restored to include period furniture. I also noticed a very strong aroma of cedar, and asked him how such an old building could still smell so fresh. He said the floors were actually just replaced with wood from another building from the same time period
I walked around the historic buildings surrounding the capitol and came upon a sign and marker for the former location of the Golden Fleece Tavern. It was in that tavern on Dec. 7, 1787 that Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
After strolling around the neighborhood a little more, I took off for a Flying J just across the state line in Penns Grove, NJ.