Five miles south of Wilmington on Route 9 is a barely commercialized gem of a town with restored colonial houses, cobblestone streets, and historic sites along the Delaware River.
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Explore the nature preserve, where herons, egrets and ibises nest. Then tour Fort Delaware, which housed Confederate prisoners during the Civil War.
It is one of the largest state parks in Delaware and has several thousand acres of woodlands and meadows — plus there are summer concerts in the outdoor amphitheater.
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At the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802, you can tour the family’s ancestral home as well as a restored mill and workers’ community.
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View the largest collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art outside Great Britain. There’s American art, too, and a labyrinth in the sculpture garden.
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New Castle was originally settled by the Dutch West India Company in 1651. This elegant 1730s Georgian home is one of the few surviving early Colonial buildings.
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