Travel Programs

Summer 2014

Fall 2014

Old New Castle

Join historian Roger Swartz on this great new trip to the historic village of Old New Castle, Delaware, described as being one of the secret gems of the East. Old New Castle offers the visitor an experience of cobblestone streets and the historic charm of a riverside community. Here in 1651, Fort Casimir was founded by Peter Stuyvesant in order to give Dutch New Netherland control of the Delaware and in 1682, William Penn came ashore to claim the "Lower Counties" in behalf of his charter for Pennsylvania. Our visit to lovely Old New Castle will include three docent-led tours offered by the New Castle Historical Society: (1) the 1732 Court House, serving as the meeting place of Delaware's colonial assembly. (2) the 1730s Amstel House, linked to Delaware's colonial families and residence of a colonial governor. (3) The Dutch House, a rare urban 17th century colonial survivor containing Dutch artifacts. Roger Swartz will set the scene for our day by offering an enroute lecture featuring the highlights of the Dutch occupation. Our day of course, would not be complete without a lovely all-inclusive luncheon at the historic Arsenal House of Old New Castle circa 1809. Tour fee includes: fully equipped motor coach, all gratuities, entrance fees, docent led tours, en-route lecture and all inclusive lunch. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the departure date.

Fee: $91 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-099-E1 | 11/10/14-11/10/14 | R. Swartz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register