Day in Old New Castle Celebrates 95th Birthday

Real Estate Agent with Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate

waterfrontLocated on the Delaware River and founded in 1651 by the Dutch as a military fort, New Castle bounced from being part of the Netherlands, Sweden, and England during the 17th Century. (the Delaware River seen from Battery Park)


In the 18th and 19th Centuries, wharves and merchants lined the shores of the river for the commerce generated by vessels at their doorstep colonial tradespersonheaded out to the ocean or the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia. (photo: colonial tradesperson in Battery Park) Today there is a new pier for visiting recreations of historic ships such as the Kalmar Nyckel, now berthed in Wilmington. Kalmar NyckelWaterfront bicycling and walking paths pass through a busy Battery Park. You can bicycle from the Wilmington riverfront on the Christina River through a winding path ending in New Castle.


But every 3rd Saturday in May, homes and gardens in Old New Castle open to the public. This year the weather was perfect, sunny and in the 70's and the gardens all looked spectacular.  A band played on the green in back of the historic Courthouse, and folks in historic costumes portrayed tradespeople, soldiers, and pirates while offering simple games for children aided by wooden toys. (waterfront activities and private garden)

pirate walking         garden path


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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good afternoon Carolyn. This is a wonderful story and I really enjoyed it and the pictures.

May 20, 2019 10:15 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Carolyn, good afternoon.  What a lovely story you shared with us.  Glad you had good weather too. A

May 20, 2019 12:43 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I love the pictures and the wonderful history you share about Old New Castle, Carolyn.

May 21, 2019 02:54 PM #3
Monica Hill
RE/Max Associates - Wilmington, DE
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So sorry that I missed it this year! Was out on tour. 

May 23, 2019 03:18 PM #4
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