Clarion Hotel The Belle
1612 North DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 428-1000
Fax: (302) 428-1440
This monument 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.
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.
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.
The splendid Georgian religious structure is the oldest church building in the United States that is famed as a National Historic Landmark. Explore the interesting stone carvings on its exterior. Located in an interesting setting on the burial grounds of Fort Christiana, it is considered as the throne of the city. The parish church still welcomes parishioners and conducts regular masses. Come and explore this historic, Gothic marvel.
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation organizes plenty of events and keep the local communities active through their participation. Quite a few events take place on the ship, Kalmar Nyckel, which is always a fun experience. Check out their website for the history of the ship and more about the foundation.
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.
Located inside the Brandywine Park, the Brandywine Zoo was opened in the year 1905. The zoo has more than 150 species which includes reptiles, birds and animals. The zoo also offers educational tours and other family programs for kids and adults. There are games, activities and quizzes, which are very exciting to watch. To know more about the place, visit the website.
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.
Located in Wilmington, this is a beautiful garden designed by acclaimed landscape artist Marian Coffin. Currently managed by Preservation Delaware, this scenic garden has a reflecting pool, sculptures as well as wooded paths. Call ahead for details on the gardens as well as events held here.
Travel back in time to the 19th Century as you visit the Wilmigton & Western Railroad. This museum takes you back to the era of roaring steam engines. This is an ideal fun day out place for families as you take a tour in the old fashioned train.