We ventured into Delaware to check it off as another state visited and it will be one of a few that we will not be actually staying in. But we spent a day there and visited a national monument and then a couple of wineries in New Jersey and then a brewery in Delaware before driving back into PA!!!
|loving all the covered bridged we are seeing!|
We stopped by this historical park first but it was just a sign on what appeared to be a few acres of land so we ventured on to our next stop, New Castle.
Delaware, was born amidst a struggle between, Sweden, The Netherlands and Great Britain. The three nations took turns gaining control of the colony until the English finally held onto it. Eleven years after the Declaration of Independence on Dec 7, 1787, Delaware became the First State
|The New Castle Courthouse shows the flags of the 4 nations that have helped shape Delaware|
William Penn had been granted the colony by King Charles II in 1682.
|The Arsenal, now the visitors center|
|these headstones at Emmanuel Church have visible dates but many stones in this grave yard are so weathered nothing can be read|
|the oldest house in New Castle built in 1700|
|Old Library Museum|
|original cobblestone roads|
|beautiful old homes maintained for 250+ years!|
|the eagle is sitting on that little island|
|view of the buildings around the square in front of the courthouse|
|they have a great cab franc!|