GETTING THERE

New Castle, Del., is about 110 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 95 to Exit 5A, then follow Route 141 into town.

WHERE TO STAY

Terry House Bed & Breakfast

130 Delaware St.

302-322-2505

www.terryhouse.com

Federal townhouse with six rooms and antique furnishings. Rooms $100.

WHERE TO EAT

Jessop’s Tavern

114 Delaware St.

302-322-6111

www.jessops-tavern.com

American fare with Colonial flair. Entrees from $14.

Traders Cove Coffee Shoppe

206 Delaware St.

302-322-6334

www.pennsplace.net

Light fare including soups, salads and sandwiches from $5.50.

WHAT TO DO

Court House Museum

211 Delaware St.

302-323-4453

www.history.delaware.gov/museums

A 1732 National Landmark Site and Delaware’s first court and state capital. Period furnishings, portraits, historical anecdotes, rotating exhibits. Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.

Read House and Gardens

42 The Strand

302-322-8411

www.dehistory.org/read.htm

Beautifully restored 1801 house. One-and-a-half acre garden installed in 1847 with exotics, native favorites, fruit orchard, trellised grapes. Open April to December, Wednesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $7, seniors and students 13-21 $6, children 6-12 $4; children younger than 6 free.

Immanuel Episcopal Church

50 Market St.

302-328-2413

www.immanuelonthegreen.org

Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free.

Amstel House

2 E. Fourth St.

302-322-2794

www.newcastlehistory.org

The most elegant house in town when built in 1738. Open April 1 to Dec. 31, Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. $5, or $9 for both Amstel and Dutch House. Ages 6-12 $2, or $3 for both.

Dutch House

32 E. Third St.

302-322-2794

www.newcastlehistory.org

Oldest and smallest house in New Castle, with early Dutch colonial furnishings. Open April 1 to Dec. 31, Wednesdayto Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. $5, or $9 combined with Amstel House. Ages 6-12 $2, or $3 for both.

Old Library Museum

40 E. Third St.

302-322-2794

www.newcastlehistory.org

The most unusual structure in town, built in 1892. Open seasonally on weekends, 1-4 p.m., when there are exhibits. Free.

Velocipede Museum

414 Delaware St.

www.thevelocipede.com

An eclectic collection of vintage bicycles, scooters, high-wheelers and more. Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

INFORMATION

www.newcastlehistory.org

www.dehistory.org

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