This is a huge metal one story building with wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor stuff.It is one booth after another of odds-and-ends that you might want to buy.There are farm goods (in season: corn, strawberries, peaches, apples, beans, etc.etc.).You can get straw hats, or pottery for the yard or furniture or jewelry (mostly trinkets) or...more
I highly recommend the guided tour of the old court house. The guides are (I believe) volunteers who are very knowledgeable about the town and Delaware history. You will even find out why the state of Delaware has the only rounded border of any state! Be aware that there are some steep stairs to climb. I don't think the upper floor is easily...more
Among New Castle’s few surviving early colonial buildings is the elegant brick, early Georgian mansion, the Amstel House. Built in the 1730s by the town’s wealthiest landowner, Dr. John Finney, the house is graced with original woodwork, fine architectural details and open hearth. Its early fanlight and central hallway were among the first uses of...more
The hexagonal brick structure was built in 1892 to house the collections of the New Castle Library Company. Study this captivating example of a rare, original work of architect Frank Furness of Philadelphia. Encounter the extensive, breathtaking original interior woodwork and soaring skylight.Admission is free Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 1-4, March...more
Facing the Green, the diminutive Dutch House traces its origins to the late 17th century when New Castle was the bustling port for Dutch, English, Swedish, and Finnish settlers and traders. Learn about the early period of settlement in Delaware, when this house was a beamed-ceiling, frame house, a rare early colonial urban survival. Step back in...more
Open: 10:00 - 3:30pm Tue. - Sat., 1:30 - 4:30pm Sunday, Closed Mondays and State Holidays. Free Admission. Reservations needed for groups of ten or more. Built in 1732, the Court House served as the meeting place for Delaware's colonial assembly from 1732 to 1777 when New Castle was Delaware's capital. Tour topics include Delaware boundaries,...more
1612 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, Delaware, 19720, United States
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215 S Dupont Highway, I-95 Exit 5A to Rt 141, New Castle, Delaware, 19720, United States
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147 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle, Delaware, 19720, United States
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This is a beautiful place with wonderful food. It's a long room with old beams on the ceiling and wood floors. There's a long bar with 10 padded stools and stained glass around the back of the bar. There are a couple booths in the back of the restaurant, but mostly there are tables (about 14). A staircase goes up from the front of the restaurant,...more
At work, a few co-workers wanted to get take out. Chinese sounded like, something we all wanted. So, Seasons Kitchen it was ! Now, again, I know I am comparing a lot of this stuff to South Jersey, but, what can I say, we have good food there! Now, this Chinese food was good, I'm not going to lie, BUT ... there is always a but ! ... the rice was...more
So this was the first place I ate at. I decided I wanted a sandwich. There are great deli's in NJ so, of course I have to compare. From outside, it looked like a hometown deli, that if I were a tourist, I would not have stopped for. It is in a row or other stores as well. So, I found this little place on my GPS. I walked in and someone was sweeping...more
I don't know how they do it but they can take a line of people a half a block long (exagerating) and get them all seated in under a half hour.It always seems that this place is busy when we go there. Most other places, I would just turn around and find someplace else to eat if the line is long. But here, you know you are going to be seated as...more
It was late. We had been driving all day. We were starved and needed some food fast.Luckily we found a Pizza Hut that served a pizza within 15 minutes because that is more time than we could stand in this restaurant.Friday night, pizza parlor on main highway and no customers (except us). That should have been a clue to us that this place wasn't...more
When we are on vacation, our normal meal schedule goes out the window.Often we are so busy seeing sites that we forget to eat when we should or don't have time for a sit down meal.That's when pizza take-out comes in handy. You can call ahead, get it in under 30 minutes and then eat as you drive or take it to the motel room and munch while you mull...more
The Arsonal is a great spot to visit during the day, but if your ever in town during a Wednesday Night and want to have a few drinks and try out your singing skills, then The Arsonal is where you want to go. Things usually kick off at around 9:30 -10:00. The dj is an amazing singer and has just about everything you can imagine from Country, Rock, R&B, literally EVERYTHING!! It's a great place to just go, hang out and have some fun.
Dress Code: There is no dress code.
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We have very few of these in our part of New York. Legal U-Turns, that is.In Delaware in general, on most of the interstate highways, the center divider keeps you from turning left into the entrance way for many businesses. So you have to drive by the business that is on your left-hand side and go to the next signal light where there is usually a...more
These local issues seldom affect tourists directly (unless you happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time) but it is always good to know the facts and be safe.The New Castle newspapers have been riddled with stories about drug related activites over the last 6-9 months (2006-2007). The local police along with national agencies recently ran a...more
The crime statistics show that New Castle rates about average for crime risk.In a six-year study, the yearly average showed no murders, 2 rapes, 5 robberies, 25 assaults, 30 burglaries and 190 thefts. There was nothing alarming in those numbers.BUT....there are 125 sex offenders registered in the area. That puts it at one sex offender for every 50...more
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Tomb stones from over two hundred years ago here. Some are hard to read. If you are lucky enough to go inside the church, you will know what it is to sit and pray where others were in George Washington's time.
You can bring a bike and ride for miles around Old New Caslte and Battery Park along the Delaware River.
Equipment: Bring your lunch, (perfect picnic grounds). Bring fluids also, strict codes have prohibited much business from sprouting up, and the Restaurants open when the feel like it.
Parking is free. It is pretty crowded, so go in the morning if you don't like crowds.
The city of New Castle is in New Castle County but it is not the county seat. That honor goes to the city of Wilmington.New Castle County has about 500000 people and is by far the most populace county in Delaware (there are only three counties). It is also the most hectic with many interstates and major thoroughfares and lots of traffic all the...more