The state of Delaware is the second smallest in the United States, but it is full of many surprises. It is a great place to raise a family or to come to work but even if you don’t plan on living in the state, you should plan a vacation because there are so many different things to see. From the beaches only East Coast to the beauty of the interior of the state, you will find that it is an area that calls you back, time and time again.

Taking a look back at Delaware history shows that it is a fascinating area in North America. It was first colonized by European-American settlers and separated into three counties. The area was explored by John Cabot in 1497 but since Henry Hudson also explored the area in 1609, the Dutch staked a claim as well. The Dutch were removed from the area by force by the English in 1664 and a British colony was established.

As one of the original 13 colonies, Delaware was part of the revolt against British rule in the American Revolution. The three counties banded together to form “The Delaware State.” It also played a key role in the American Civil War. Although slavery had been an issue in the state of Delaware for quite some time before the war, the majority of their slaves had gone free by 1860. They were a slave state during the Civil War that stayed with the Union.

Looking beyond the history that is available in the state, you need to consider the beauty that it offers as well. This beauty can certainly be appreciated by those who take a vacation in the area but those who live in Delaware should also not overlook what it has to offer. Most people tend to look to the East Coast and the Atlantic beaches, including Rehobeth Beach, but the interior of the state should not be left out of the mix. There are plenty of things to do in Delaware to last a lifetime.

For those who plan on staying in the state, there are many apartments and homes for sale to choose from. The state is small and populous, but there are plenty of opportunities to spread out and enjoy life on your terms. It is just another reason why Delaware is the place to be.