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The indigenous Nanticoke people lived here in the Brandywine Valley for centuries before the first brave settlers sailed across the ocean onboard the Kalmar Nyckel to form New Sweden, a proud place that would (after a name change in honor of Baron De La Warr) become the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America.

There is indeed a lot of history in these parts - a history that still lives on the cobblestone streets of historic Old New Castle, on the decks of the faithfully replicated Kalmar Nyckel and on the ramparts of Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island.

The Delaware History Museum will teach much about the history of Delaware and its people. The Hagley Museum and Library highlights Delaware and DuPont's vitally important role in the industrial revolution, while Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library is a virtual time capsule, a peek into the lives those du Ponts once lived and the legacy that continues.

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