Historically interesting places
Fort Christina Park in Wilmington
Fort Christina was the first Swedish settlement in North America and the most
significant settlement in the New Sweden colony. Fort Christina was built in
1638, unfortunately it is no longer preserved today, but one of its earlier
sites is now a memorial to commemorate this Swedish episode. This can be found
in Fort Christina Park. Fort Christina has been on the list of Historic Places
since 1966 and Fort Christina has been a National Historic Landmark since 1961.
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||1110 E 7th St
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Cooch's Bridge is the place where the Battle of Cooch's Bridge took place in
1777. Cooch's Bridge is located in northern Delaware near the city of Newark.
The Battle of Cooch's Bridge was the only battle in the Delaware area during the
Revolutionary War. Cooch's Bridge has been on the list of Historic Places since
Cape Henlopen State Park
The Fort Miles was a military defensive structure to protect the shipping
traffic of the Delaware River and the Delaware. Fort Miles was built in 1941,
just a few days before Pearl Harbor. Fort Miles lost importance in the post-war
period, but remained in operation until 1991. Fort Miles is now in Cape Henlopen
State Park. Fort Miles has been on the list of Historic Places since 2004.
Special buildings and structures
Delaware State Capitol in Dover
The Delaware State Capitol is the seat of legislature of the state of Delaware
in the city of Dover. The building is also known as the Legislative Hall. The
building was built from 1931 to 1933, i.e. during the Great Depression. The
style of the building is somewhat anachronistic, if very beautiful. Since it was
built in the 1930s, it is surprising that the architectural style is based on
neo-colonial construction methods. It is possible to visit the Delaware State
Capitol on a guided tour.
Dover, DE 19901
Old State House in Dover
The Old State House, also known as the State House, was the former seat of the
Delaware legislature. The Old State House is located in downtown Dover and is
now a museum. The former State House was built from 1787 to 1791 and was used
until the State Capitol was completed in 1933.
||25 The Green
Dover, DE 19901
Corporation Trust Center in
The Corporation Trust Center in the city of Wilmington is a one-story house.
What should be special about it? Actually nothing. It looks very simple and
doesn't look like much. What is it looking for in this selection? Well, this
small house is home to more than 6,500 companies. But that's not enough, because
more than 200,000 companies maintain letterbox companies here. These include the
more famous ones such as Allianz, Adidas, American Airlines, Apple, Coca-Cola,
Deutsche Bank, General Motors, Google, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Lufthansa,
Mercedes Benz, Verizon and Volkswagen.
||1209 North Orange Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Delaware Governor's Mansion in Dover
Delaware Governor's Mansion, also known as Woodburn or Governor's House, is the
official residence of the Delaware governor in the city of Dover. The building
dates from 1798 and has served as an official residence since 1820. The building
has been on the list of Historic Places since 1972. Free tours are offered from
Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
||151 Kings Highway Southwest
Dover, Delaware 19901
Block House and Ryves Holt House
The Block House in the small town of Claymont in the far north-east of Delaware
is probably the oldest building in the state. The building is believed to have
been built in 1654. However, there have been recent criticisms and doubts about
this assumption. So it seems more likely these days that the state's oldest
building is the Ryves Holt House in the small town of Lewes in southeast
Delaware. This dates back to the year 1665. Whatever the older one is, both are
very steeped in history and are well worth seeing.
||218 2nd St
Lewes, Delaware 19958
Dover International Speedway
The Dover International Speedway is a NASCAR race track in the city of Dover.
The route length of the Dover International Speedway is exactly one mile and the
route profile is oval. The route is very demanding and is nicknamed The Monster
Mile. What is special is that the racetrack belongs to an area where gambling is
legal. The route was built
||1131 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
Delaware Memorial Bridge at New
The Delaware Memorial Bridge is or are two bridges from 1964 that connect the
states of Delaware and New Jersey across the Delaware River. The bridge is
located in northern Delaware at New Castle. The Delaware Memorial Bridge was
built from 1949 to 1964. First, however, and then the second. Therefore, one-way
traffic still prevails on the bridges today. With a maximum length of 655 m, the
Delaware Memorial Bridge is the second longest double suspension bridge in the
Nemours Mansion and Gardens
The Nemours Mansion and Gardens is a historic estate in the city of Wilmington.
The manor was built from 1909 to 1910 and the buildings are designed in the
style of a French chateau. The main building comprises 105 rooms on 5 floors
with a total area of approximately 4,400 mē. Just as impressive is the
attached garden, which is laid out in the style of a French baroque garden. It
is the largest and best maintained of its kind in North America. A visit in
summer is magical.
||850 Alapocas Drive
Wilmington, Delaware 19803
The Winterthur Museum in the city of Winterthur in northern Delaware is more
than just a museum. The official title is Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library,
which means that the museum also has a library and a garden. The former home of
Henry Francis du Pont was built in the 1910s. The architectural style is
strongly based on European country houses of the 18th and 19th centuries. The
entire complex covers an area of approximately 4 kmē. Since 1951, the main
building has been a museum that exhibits the du Pont collection. This includes
the most important collection of Americana in the entire United States.
||5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, Delaware 19807
Old Town Hall in Wilmington
The Old Town Hall in the city of Wilmington is the former town hall of the city
and dates from 1798. The two-story red brick building was built in the style of
Georgian architecture and has a dome. It was in use until 1916 and since 1974
the Old Town Hall has been on the list of Historic Places.
||512 N Market St
Wilmington, DE 1980
New Castle County Court House
The New Castle County Court House is an extremely historic building in the city
of New Castle. It was built in 1732, but continued to be built on the building
over the following 200 years. It is one of the oldest courthouses in the United
States and has another very special function. The New Castle County Court House
is the focal point of the so-called 12-Mile Circle. This circle defines the
course of the border of the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware, which is why
the north border of Delaware is also circular, which is unique in the USA. The
New Castle County Court House has been on the list of Historic Places since 1972
and has been a part of the First State National Monument since 2013. Nowadays
there is a museum here, the New Castle Court House Museum.
||211 Delaware Street
New Castle, DelawareE 19720