Side Trips from New Castle DE

Philadelphia PA

The City of Philadelphia is about 35 miles north of New Castle; but depending on traffic, it can take over an hour to get to downtown. I regularly spent early morning hours sitting in rush hour traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway.

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The "Big Clothespin" on Broad Street.

City Hall in the middle of Broad Street
with a statue of William Penn on top.

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The Liberty Bell at Independence Hall

Independence Hall National Park

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General Washington's headquarters at Valley Forge just north and west of Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Art Museum


Brandywine Battlefield PA

The Battle of the Brandywine was fought in September of 1777 as an attempt to prevent General Howe from taking Philadelphia from the south. Even though Washington didn't stop the British at the Brandywine and Philadelphia fell, the Continental Army managed to pin Howe within the city during the Winter of Valley Forge (1777-78). Fighting continual delaying actions and hitting the British when possible provided the time that Washington needed. Brandywine Battlefield

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Monument to the Generals Polaski
and Lafayette.
Historic bridge across the Brandywine
where Howe crossed.

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Original marker at the battle site

American defensive position at the
Birmingham Meeting House near Chadd's
Ford along the road to Philadelphia


Historic Wilmington DE

New Castle is located just below Wilmington on the Delaware River. Wilmington, the largest city in the state, is a major center for business incorporation and banking. Despite its considerable size, Wilmington has a pleasant atmosphere and is very livable.

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Winterthur Museum in Wilmington
(One of the DuPont family mansions)
Pictured is Brandywine Park in Wilmington. Each Spring this path is brilliant with Japanese Cherry blossoms.

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