Historic Estates
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These estates stand as treasures frozen in time among the green rolling hills of Delaware’s Chateau Country.

Old New Castle
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The cobblestone streets and historic buildings still resonate America's colonial past.

Old State House
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Admire this 18th century building in the capital city which served as the office of some of the nation’s founders.

Fort Delaware State Park
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Standing for more than 150 years, this fortress takes you back to when the nation was a country divided.

Cape Henlopen Lighthouse
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Breathe in the salt air at the official starting line of the Delaware beaches By this majestic lighthouse.

Lewes Canalfront
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Blocks from the beach, stroll across scenic overlooks and past historical gems in the coastal town of Lewes.

Historic Estates

Admire the natural scenery of green rolling hills, wooded groves and pristine landscapes of rural northern Delaware when you visit the DuPont Estates. These stately home stand at the end of long drives, each nestled in an embrace of trees. Enjoy the grand mansions surrounded by stunning gardens, giving a glimpse into a lost world of majestic splendor and beauty.

Old New Castle

The cobblestone streets and stately townhomes of this riverside city combine to create a colonial charm that invites visitors to stroll, shop and explore. Try visiting during A Day in Old New Castle in May, Separation Day in June or the Spirit of Christmas in December where you’ll encounter historic reenactors who’ll give you a glimpse into the past.

Old State House

Situated on The Green in Dover, a hub of activity for more than 300 years, you’ll find the Old State House, originally built in 1791 as the first permanent capitol building of Delaware. Enter its doors and see the home of the first legislature of the First State.

Fort Delaware State Park

Take the short ferry ride from quaint Delaware City to this island fortress constructed by the Union in 1859 to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia. Costumed interpreters will be performing their day to day tasks as they would have in 1864. To discuss anything past that year, you’ll need to ask them to “remove their hat.”

Cape Henlopen Lighthouse

Established in 1885, this lighthouse guided ships into Lewes and the Delaware Bay, now the part-time home of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The best view point is from the northern shores of Cape Henlopen State Park.

Lewes Canalfront

Full of history and unanticipated discoveries, Lewes’ offers a host of historic homes, nautical heritage and more. Along the canalfront you’ll enjoy not only beautiful views, but a lesson in the history of the former maritime town. Keep an eye open for informative plaques along the water.

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