Details, Odessa, Del.

September 14, 2012
if you go
GETTING THERE

Odessa is about 100 miles from Washington. Take Route 50 over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. At Queenstown, Md., follow U.S 301 toward Wilmington. At Middletown, Del., merge onto Delaware Route 299 east (West Main Street) and follow it into Odessa.

STAYING THERE

Cantwell House Bed & Breakfast

107 High St.

302-378-4179

Country decor and antiques throughout. Two bedrooms in the house from $95. A cottage out back from $150.

Hampton Inn

117 Sand Hill Drive, Middletown

302-378-5656

www.hamptoninn.com

About 10 minutes from Odessa. Rooms from $129, including breakfast.

EATING THERE

Cantwell’s Tavern

109 Main St.

302-376-0600

www.cantwells-tavern.com

In the historic Brick Hotel building (1822), with early 19th-century decor and ambience. Sizable beer menu. Reservations recommended. Lunch entrees start at $10, dinner entrees at $17.

The Hearth

Route 13

302-378-9901

Home-style cooking located on the highway outside town. Same owner for nearly 50 years. Lunch entrees start at $3.50, dinner entrees at $8.

PLAYING THERE

Historic Odessa Foundation

302-378-4119

www.historicodessa.org

Open March through December, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Open Monday by reservation.

Adults $10, seniors $8 and children younger than 6 free. Tour takes about two hours and includes the Corbit-Sharp, Wilson-Warner and Collins-Sharp houses.

The Friends Meeting House is open to the public on the first and third Sundays of the month from 10:45 a.m. to noon. To visit at other times, call ahead.

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