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Getting There -- From Wilmington, either take U.S. Route 13 south to Delaware Route 273 east to New Castle, or follow Delaware Route 9 south directly to New Castle. From the south, take Route 301 to Route 13 North. (It's a good day trip from Baltimore or Annapolis, too.)

Visitor Information -- For information, contact the New Castle Historical Society (tel. 302/322-2794; www.newcastlehistory.org) or stop by the Court House for a map and brochure about the town.

Special Events -- A Day in Old New Castle (tel. 877/496-9498; www.dayinoldnewcastle.org), held the third Saturday in May, gives visitors a chance to tour the town's private homes and gardens, as well as public buildings, gardens, and museums. The Historic New Castle Antiques Show is held in Battery Park the last Sunday in August. A New Castle Spirit o Christmas features house tours, carolers, and carriage rides in mid-December; contact the New Castle Historical Society (tel. 302/322-2794; www.newcastlehistory.org) for details.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.