65 Geoffrey Drive
Newark, DE 19713
Phone: (302) 292-1500
Fax: (302) 292-8655
Built in 1750, the Hale-Byrnes House is a historic structure located at the edge of Highway 7 and Highway 4. The house is known for the council that was held by George Washington during the Battle of Cooch's Bridge. The house is now open as a museum for visitors to get acquainted with the history of the place.
A small ticket office that occupied several places before being placed near Battery Park in 1950. The railroad is pre-Civil War era and was pulled by the steam locomotive Deleware.
Enjoy rides on authentic antique trains. There is also a visitor's center, giftshop, and snack bar.
Scene of Battle of Cooch's Bridge, September 3, 1777 the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Delaware. Tradition tells that the new 13 flag, the Stars and Stripes, was unfurled in this battle.
Greenbank Mill gives visitors an opportunity to see early 19th Century Delaware. Open Friday and Saturday, or by appointment.
This monument, which sits mainly in the state of Delaware but also extends into Pennsylvania. The monument memorializes Delaware's role in American history as the first state to ratify the constitution. The monument contains several different historic sites including the Dover Green, Woodlawn Tract and the New Castle Sheriff's House. The various sites chronicle the initial settlement of Delaware by various different Europeans, as well as recognizing their interactions with the Native Americans of the area.
This 18th-century mansion is a majestic sight of excellent Georgian architecture. With a tag of rich history, Amstel House is a must watch in the city. Call ahead for details.
Catering to the 250 Episcopalians or so, the Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green is the only one in the New Castle region. Calm surroundings, quaint interiors and spiritual atmosphere make the church one of the must visit attractions when in the city.
The Read House and Garden is a 14,000 square-feet mansion with twenty two rooms, thus, being the largest mansion built in the state of Delaware. The mansion was built in the early 19th Century and depicts the luxuriant life of aristocrats in Delaware in that period. One will also notice cutting edge technology that was being used back then in their kitchen such as hot-air roasting ovens and steam tables. The garden is full of rare and exotic plants and trees. The Read House and Garden is a must visit to know the local culture as well. To know more about this venue, do visit their website.
A redeveloped area of a former shipyard located on the bank of the Christina River, the Riverfront Wilmington holds an important position in the city's itinerary. This huge expanse of well-planned land gives you a glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle that the city enjoys with its upscale restaurants, bars, nightclubs, apartments and condominiums. Apart from that, the Riverfront Wilmington also stands testimony to various sporting events taking place in its stadium and rowing center. The area also hosts various local cultural events that are conducted in state-of-the-art venues like the Chase Center. The glitter and lively ambiance of the Riverfront Wilmington would surely keep you spellbound. Check website to explore the rest.
Dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua, this church strives to unite the society as a whole and works towards the betterment of its fellowmen. A Roman Catholic Church, St. Anthony of Padua Parish conducts regular masses, musical events and cultural festivals that are attended by locals as well as eager tourists. For more details on this church, visit their website.
Historically marks the first permanent settlement in Delaware Valley, where Swedish settlers landed in 1638.