Attractions January 09, 2017
A Visit To This Delaware Town Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Traveled Back In Time
Historic New Castle is a colonial town in northern Delaware that’s sure to impress any visitors who stroll the cobblestone streets. If you’ve never been, or if it’s been a while, plan a trip to see the sites at First State National Historic Park, shop downtown, and eat at the best themed restaurant in Delaware.
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Start your trip in the center of town, on The Green.
The scenic Green is a great place to stroll to get a feel for the historic town of New Castle. Here, you can imagine Colonial Delawareans walking to their shops or their homes hundreds of years ago. It is a great place to sit and relax on a warm day.
Explore the whole area on foot and take in the colonial architecture.
The cobblestones and townhomes look like a picture out of a history book, and you can imagine Delaware's first politicians strolling the grounds and fighting for a free country.
During Christmastime, the town is the most festive in Delaware.
The Spirit of New Castle includes wintertime events such as historic home tours and street acting.. In the Spring, the town celebrates Separation Day, and in the summer, street fairs fill the air with the smell of food trucks and sound of live music. No matter what time of year you visit New Castle, you'll find a whole slew of activities and places to visit.
The old homes in New Castle will make you feel like you're visiting in the 1700s.
One of the coolest parts about visiting New Castle is seeing how the town has remained unchanged since the first Europeans settled the area.. You can still visit the house of Revolutionary hero George Reed, the Amstel House, the Thomas McKean House and the legendary William Penn Guest House.
You can even travel back in time to dine, too.
Jessops Tavern at 114 Delaware Street is a unique, colonial themed restaurant. The decor and fare are the same as they were at taverns in the 1700s, and the building itself is over 300 years old! You can read more about
Jessops Tavern here.
The Courthouse is one place you MUST visit.
The New Castle Court House Museum is one of the oldest courthosues in the entire contry, and has been integral to many historic events during the founding of the United States and for generations after. Its also significant because it is the center of the 12 Mile Circle that helped define the borders between PA, NJ and MD and Delaware.
New Castle, Delaware is so significant that many places of the downtown are part of First State National Historic Park.
The Green, The Courthouse and the Sherrifs House are all nationally recognized as important parts of the foundation of our country. Visit them all to learn about how Delaware shaped the formation and future of the young American colonies.
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