Visiting a Little-Known Pocket of History in New Castle, Delaware
History lives on in New Castle with 300 year-old Georgian townhouses and a courthouse from 1732. Unlike many other historic towns, residents continue to live in even the oldest homes and travel to work on cobblestone streets. As an official National Landmark Historic Area, all renovations are carefully supervised to maintain the authenticity of the 18th-century architecture. The best time to visit is in May, when the state's first capital hosts an annual A Day in Old New Castle, a chance for homeowners to open their doors for visitors and tour groups. Established as a strategic port in 1651, the town is still used for its seaside location. Stroll along waterfront Battery Park and watch a bevy of boats sail by.