When you flip through history books, oftentimes you’re reading about places that you’ll never get to experience. After all, over hundreds of years, things change. Battlefields turn into strip malls, famous homes are lost to fire and never rebuilt, and enormous cemeteries are abandoned and reclaimed by nature. When you find a historic site that remains unchanged, it’s a real treat. Visit Eleuthèrean Mills at the Hagley Museum and see not only where the du Pont family got their start, but where you can step back in time to the Industrial Revolution in Delaware and learn oh so much about this state.

The du Ponts themselves certainly left a mark on our state – from the highway names to the estates that are spread throughout New Castle County. Have you been to the most magical of them all, Winterthur? If you haven’t, fall is the perfect time to explore The One Place In Delaware That Looks Like Something From Middle Earth.

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