History Comes Alive

Historic New Castle, DelawareStart the day on the cobblestone streets of historic Old New Castle at the Read House - once the largest residence in Delaware, and always the one with the best view, since the deed says the property across the street can never be developed. For some historic flavor, have lunch at Jessop's Tavern in town before a visit to Rockwood Mansion, a rural gothic home built by a Quaker businessman in the 19th century. In the afternoon, travel to the Hagley Museum to walk the grounds and learn more about the place Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley have in the history of industry. Hungry for dinner? Two more taverns, Cromwell's and Buckley's, are just short drives away.