How To Get Here

Whether you’re traveling from the west, the north or the south, the Nanticoke Heritage Byway isn’t very hard to find. Head east across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Maryland’s capital city of Annapolis, or through the First State from Philadelphia or north along Route 13 from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and the eastern shores of both Virginia and Maryland. Check out the maps below for more information.

Philadelphia to Hearn & Rawlins Mill

Discover the Nanticoke Heritage Byway from Philadelphia and other areas to the north by traveling south from Delaware’s largest city of Wilmington, through the state capital of Dover and to the Hearn & Rawlins Mill, the northernmost point on the historic byway.

Annapolis to Hearn & Rawlins Mill

The Nanticoke Heritage Byway is a little more than an hour from Maryland’s western shore and the capital city of Annapolis. Take the day and head east across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and enjoy the many sites along our historic byway, starting at Hearn & Rawlins Mill.

Virginia Beach to Trap Pond State Park

The technological marvel that is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel guides you from the Virginia Beach area through Maryland’s Eastern Shore and eventually to Trap Pond, the southernmost point on the Nanticoke Heritage Byway.

Places to Stay

Add overnight accommodations to your itinerary during this year’s visit to southern Delaware, giving you and your party a greater amount of time to fully immerse yourselves into all that the Nanticoke Heritage Byway and the area in general has to offer. Here are some of the best places for spending the night in western Sussex County, Delaware.


Hampton Inn

22871 Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE 19973 – 302-629-4500

Naniticoke (1)

Comfort Suites

23420 Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE 19973 – 302-262-8085


Motel 6

24057 Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE 19973 – 302-990-5399


Days Inn & Suites

23450 Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE 19973 – 302-629-4300