Delaware February 16, 2018
8 Nostalgic Places Around Delaware That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood
If you grew up in Delaware, chances are you’ve visited all of the places listed below as a kid. Whether it was on a field trip with your class to learn about Delaware history, or to spend a special day with family in the summer, each of these landmarks holds a spot in the hearts of many Delawareans. Where did you make your best Delaware memories?
1. Fort Delaware
Have you visited Fort Delaware since your elementary school took you on a tour? It's one of the most fascinating places in the state! Not only is it incredible haunted, but the tours really show off the almost unbelievable history of this former Civil War prison.
2. The Rehoboth Boardwalk
Does anything bring you back to your childhood like a piece of salt water taffy and some fried chicken from Gus & Gus? Rehoboth's boardwalk might be the most nostalgic place in Delaware.
3. The Charcoal Pit
Remember going to the Charcoal Pit for burgers and shakes? When you visit now, you'll be taken back to a time when this charming diner was the best place to be.
4. Fifer Orchards
I can almost smell the peach pies and apple cider donuts from Fifers! We used to visit a couple of times a year to get the best of their most famous seasonal treats.
5. New Castle County Courthouse
If you know your Delaware history, you know that this Courthouse is what was at the center of the 12 Mile Circle that helped define Delaware's borders. It might have seemed a little boring when you visited in 4th grade, but tour it as an adult, and you'll really appreciate the history of this landmark.
6. Trap Pond State Park
For many Delawareans, their first paddle in a kayak or canoe was right on this famous Delaware pond. Schools took field trips to walk the Loblolly trail and see the different trees, and many families came here for picnics and day trips.
7. Wilmington Blue Rocks
Do you remember the Blue Rocks' first season? Everyone was so excited to have a minor league baseball team in Delaware! 25 years later, they're still going strong and the games are just as much fun as when we were kids.
8. The Hagley Museum & Library
That yellow boxcar is a dead giveaway that you're looking at a photo of the first DuPont estate in America! Every middle schooler came here on a field trip to learn about the industrial revolution, the power of water, and the legacy of the DuPonts. Nowadays, it's still an amazing place to visit for the stunning views and impressive history.
What was your favorite part about growing up in Delaware? We all certainly had childhoods to remember! If you’re a true Delaware native, you’ll enjoy this list of
9 Life Lessons Everyone Learns Growing Up In Delaware.