The year 1865 was a momentous time for New Castle, as it was for the nation. The end of the Civil War brought reunification of the country as well as the promise of freedom for all Americans. In its 91st year, A Day In Old New Castle commemorates the 150th anniversary of the year of "Union and Freedom."
On Saturday, May 16th, the cobblestone streets of Old New Castle will come alive with history. Visitors will be able to discover and tour the many homes, gardens and public buildings that witnessed the rebirth of America at the conclusion of the Civil War.
Confederate and union encampments will set up on the Green along with musical performances by the Fort Delaware Coronet Band, Field Soup - 2nd Delaware Regiment Band, and Civil War entertainer Matthew Dodd. Entertain the kids between house and garden tours with children's activities on the Green and enjoy period music, dance and reenactments!
Area restaurants, including Trader's Cove at Penn's Place, Nora Lee's French Quarter Bistro, Caroline's, and Jessop's Tavern, will all be open, or visitors can enjoy the beautiful views of Battery Park for a picnic lunch.
Feeling hungry and fancy? Sign up for the Mid Atlantic Wine + Food Festival "Historic New Castle Lunch Tour." Taste 5 bites by 5 chefs and 10 wines, as you visit 5 preserved homes and meet winemakers. Get tickets here.
Don't miss this fantastic 91-year tradition in Historic New Castle, Delaware. The quaint, cobblestone streets, historic houses and beautiful gardens will transport you and your family back in time. Advance tickets can be purchased here and in person at the New Castle Library and Traders's Cove at Penn's Place.
A Day In Old New Castle is presented by The Community of the City of New Castle.