270 Chapman Road, Christiana, Delaware, 19702, United States
Christiana Off The Beaten Path
Begin at East Main Street on the Christiana Bridge (between Water Street and Shields Lane). On the east end of the bridge is the Josiah Lewden House (107 East Main, famous Quaker and land owner). On the west side of the bridge near Kings Highway you find the homes of John Read (naval commander in Revolutionary War) and Reese Jones (first doctor here, home built 1752) and Fort Talbot.
Continuing west on Main Street, near Old Baltimore Pike we see the Shannon Hotel (original store bilt in 1750s and made into an inn in 1803) and the Christiana Fire Department (original was from the 1920s but new one built in last ten years) and the field where Baldwin's Market was. Two blocks west there are the Methodist Church and the Jones Elementary School (built in 1930s).
Going back to Old Baltimore Pike, head north to see the Joel Lewis house (original brick building from 1800), the lot where the old White School had stood and the old Black School (during the time of segregation) and Old Fort Church. Turning around and head south on Old Baltimore Pike and go past Main Street. There is the Christiana Inn (from the 1770s). Continue south one block and see the George Hillis Mansion (Hillis was landowner in late 1760s) and south one more block to the Montgomery House.
You can now go back north to the center of town and tell everyone you have seen all the important places in Christiana.
Original tour and descriptions from the Christiana Historical Society.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Road Trip
- Hiking and Walking