Delaware Attractions November 02, 2020
The Nanticoke Heritage Byway Is A Back Road You Didn’t Know Existed But Is Perfect For A Scenic Drive In Delaware
We’re constantly hearing that rural Sussex county needs some love. After all, most of the slower lower tourists go to the beaches and completely skip the western part of the First State. If you think there’s nothing to do in Sussex County, think again! Exploring Delaware’s back roads is a way to get to know your own backyard a little better.
Take a drive on the scenic Nanticoke Heritage Byway and discover all there is to do in Sussex County, Delaware!
Though this may be our most rural county, there are still so many historic treasures left to discover.
The byway takes you on a 40-mile drive, where you'll see historic homes, estates, and landmarks left by early Delawareans.
The Governor Ross mansion is a timeless piece of Delaware's architectural landscape.
This home was built in 1859 and is maintained now as a pre-Civil War house museum by the Seaford Historical Society.
If you're a history buff, you'll want to visit the Seaford Museum to learn about the history of the area.
The most scenic part of the drive has got to be crossing the Nanticoke River at the Woodland Ferry!
The Ferry has been running since 1793 and is one of the coolest ways to experience southern Delaware.
You'll pass historic buildings all along your route, so give yourself plenty of time and be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
You'll feel like you've traveled back in time when you drive the Nanticoke Heritage Byway throughout Sussex County, Delaware.
You can learn more about the various stops, landmarks, and scenery you'll find on the Nanticoke Heritage Byway by watching the video below from the Connected Communities Youtube channel, in collaboration with the University of Delaware:
Find route descriptions, suggested stops, and more on the
Delaware Department of Transportation website here.
You can also scroll through
this interactive map, thanks to the University of Delaware! Address: Bridgeville, DE 19933, USA Address: Bethel, DE, USA Address: Seaford, DE 19973, USA Address: Laurel, DE 19956, USA