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Crazy Delaware Laws

Updated on August 1, 2018
Sunset on Bethany Beach in Delaware
Sunset on Bethany Beach in Delaware | Source

Top ten free attractions in Delaware

1. Air Mobility Command Museum - Dover

2. Legislative Mall - Dover

Contains a replica of the Liberty Bell.

3. Rehoboth Beach

It has hundreds of stores, restaurants, hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, a wonderful boardwalk and a beautiful ocean view.

4. Bethany Beach

Home of the Fenwick Lighthouse

5. Briggs Museum of American Art - Dover

It was established in 1993 and houses on of the finest collections of regional silver in the country. Also carries arm forms such as sculpture,and furniture by early-American cabinet-makers.

6. Dupont Nature Center - Milford

Allows an unobstructed view of migratory birds.

7. Riverfront Willington

Offers restaurants, shops, museums, sports, and entertainment. You can also learn about the history of Christina River while taking a water taxi tour.

8. Nassau Valley Vineyards - Lewes

This is a free self-guided our of three galleries featuring the history of wine making.

9. Johnson Victrola Museum - Dover

The museum is a tribute to Eldridge Reeves Johnson who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901.

10. Mike's Famous Harley-Davidson.

Not only do they carry over 300 bikes but also the best chili in Delaware.

Downtown Newark, Delaware
Downtown Newark, Delaware | Source

Crazy laws of Delaware

1. It is illegal to wear pants that are "firm fitting" around the waist.

2. No person shall change clothes in his or her car.

3. One may not whisper in Church.

4. Alcohol may not be served in nightclubs if dancing is occurring on the premises at the same time.

5. All persons must carry a bag with them at all times when they walk their dog in case the dog "poops", or risk a $100 fine.

6. It is illegal to fly over any body of water unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food or drink.

7. You may not sell dead people for money without a license.

8. Six year old girls may not run around without being fully clothed.

9. No person shall sleep or pretend to sleep on the boardwalk.

10. It is a violation of the local law of Lowes Crossroads for any pilot or passenger to carry an ice cream cone in their pocket while flying or waiting to board a plane.

Delaware Water Gap
Delaware Water Gap | Source

Delaware Trivia

  • The state of Delaware was named after Lord de la Warr, who served as the first governor of Delaware.
  • Milk is the state beverage of Delaware.
  • Delaware is the only state that does not have any National Parks.
  • Wilmington, Delaware, was the first place Christmas seals were introduced in the United States in December 1907. The designer of the seals was Emily P. Bissell, a Delaware author.
  • The official state insect of Delaware is the Lady Bug.
  • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware was the sight of the first Miss United States Beauty Contest.
  • The Peach Blossom is Delaware's official state flower.
  • Around 500 heirs of the original Naticoke Indian tribe live in Delaware. Every September they honor their legacy by holding the Naticoke Indian PowWow.
  • The official state tree of Delaware is the American Holly.
  • The state of Delaware is 96 miles long and varies from 9 to 35 miles wide.
  • Colonial Blue and buff are the official state colors.
  • Delaware was the first state to sign the Constitution of the United States on December 7, 1787.
  • Delaware has four nicknames: The First State, The Diamond State, The Blue Hen State, and Small Wonder.
  • There is no sales tax in Delaware.
  • Thomas Garret of Delaware, lost his entire fortune in his battle against slavery. He was sued by a Maryland slave owner and fined for helping a black family escape. It is believed that he helped more than 2,000 slaves move through Delaware, an important stop on the Underground Railroad.

The peach was introduced to the state during colonial times and the fruit became an integral part of the state’s agricultural heritage over the years. For most of the 19th century, Delaware was the USA’s leading producer of peaches. In 1875 there were 6 million baskets taken to market – all grown in this state. Delaware even has its own special peach pie, which is designated as a state dessert as of the year 2009.

© 2010 Susan Hazelton


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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks for stopping by. I find these silly little lows funny. I'm glad you like them.

    • Dolores Monet profile image

      Dolores Monet 

      9 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Well if I can't carry an ice cream cone in my pocket, I'll never go to Delaware. I love those idiotic laws and look forward to reading more.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      10 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You're reading my mind. thanks.

    • BkCreative profile image


      10 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      It makes you wonder what happened with the ice cream and the pilot and passenger. Something risque, maybe? (I hope so)


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