Local New Castle, DE Adventures


The temperatures are rising, the sun is staying out longer, and everyone wants to get out and start adventuring! Deciding where to take your next weekend getaway can be a tough decision, so Carman Lincoln has put together a list of some of the most noteworthy local attractions.


Amstel House Museum and Gardens

The city of New Castle is filled with history. Exploring the Amstel House Museum and Gardens, you’ll receive a lesson on the town’s historic past. Open Wednesday-Sunday, admission is only $7 for adults and includes a tour that will guide you through Governor Van Dyke’s home where even George Washington once visited!


Battery Park

If you’re looking for a day out in nature, we highly recommend visiting Battery Park. It’s conveniently located in the New Castle area and provides a serene riverside view with a walking path. Pack a lunch and have a beautiful outdoor picnic, or bring your dog so they can take part in the outdoor adventure!


Read House and Gardens

If you’re into history, we recommend the Read House & Gardens.You’ll be able to tour the well-preserved Federal style home including 22 rooms and 14,000 square-feet along with the gardens. The house was built in 1793 for George Read II, the son of a Delaware signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The gardens were added in 1848 and continue to be tended to. Admission is only $8 for adults and free for children and students and teachers with IDs.


Dutch House Museum and Gardens

Take a trip through history with the Dutch House! Originating in the 17th century, it’s documented to be the oldest structure in town and the second oldest in the state. For a $7 admission fee, you can explore what an early Colonial-era middle class family home looked like. 


Immanuel Episcopal Church

The Immanuel Episcopal Church was founded in 1689. Though there was a fire in 1980 that required the interior of the church to be renovated, the grounds and the graveyard are over 300 years old. Take a stroll through the church and the graveyard, and enjoy a large piece of New Castle’s past.


While you’re visiting New Castle’s local attractions, be sure to stop by Carman Lincoln and say hi. Coordinate your day visit and schedule a test drive for your favorite Lincoln model for a luxurious day out!

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