Delaware July 31, 2017
You’ll Never Forget A Trip To The Most Enchanting Town In All Of Delaware
Delaware is full of beautiful small towns – from Lewes right on the Canal to Laurel on Broad Creek. But did you know that one Delaware town was named one of the Most Beautiful Small Towns in America, by Good Housekeeping? While I believe many of our little towns could fit that description, it was the charm of New Castle that won over the magazine. A trip to New Castle, Delaware is filled with beautiful views, friendly people, incomparable history and of course lots enchanting charm.
The town retains so much of its historic charm that it almost feels like you're stepping into a time machine.
The cobblestones that rumble beneath your car are the same ones that rumbled under the carriages of the men and women who founded our great nation.
Battery Park was the landing spot of William Penn in 1682.
Penn is responsible for much of the history of Delaware, from its founding to the establishment of Delaware as an entirely new state, rather than just the three lower counties.
Today, the park features some of the nicest views in Delaware.
Keep an eye on the river as you stroll the brick paths and watch the sunset. It really is magical, any time of year.
The Green, right in the heart of downtown, was originally laid out by the Dutch governor of Delaware in 1655!
At the time, the area was home to the Old Jail and the Gallows. The Green was the place to go for markets and fairs - as it still is today.
The New Castle Courthouse is one of the oldest buildings in Delaware.
The New Castle County Courthouse is perhaps most famous for being the center of the 12 Mile Circle that defined Delaware's borders back in colonial times. It does hold the title of oldest continuously used chamber of justice in the United States, too. The Museum located in the building is a great place to learn more about the history of this town, and all of the state.
No trip to New Castle, Delaware is complete without a visit to Jessops Tavern.
This colonial restaurant is a Delaware landmark, and you'll be so entertained by the fact that the staff still dress in colonial outfits.
Try foods that the founding fathers indulged in - like the delicious oyster pot pie.
Jessops, at 114 Delaware Street, also serves up traditional and modern American fare.
Nora Lees, right in the heart of downtown New Castle, is another restaurant that will blow your tastebuds away.
While it's not quite colonial, this New Orleans inspired spot serves up delicious dishes.
Stuff your face with the best cajun dishes around after a day exploring town.
Find unforgettable creole at 124 Delaware Street.
Whether you visit for the history, the scenery or the food, one thing is for certain - New Castle, Delaware is one of the most enchanting towns in the country.
All year long you can enjoy events put on by the city of New Castle - from free concerts in Battery Park to antique shows on the green. Check out their calendar
If you love Delaware’s charming towns, you might want to plan a trip to Lewes this summer. It is another wonderful small town, and it’s the launching point for
The Day Trip Of A Lifetime You Can Only Take In Delaware.