Visit the Birthplace of Nylon
Invented in Wilmington just before World War II, nylon was first mass produced in the United States at the sprawling DuPont Nylon Plant resting on the shores of the Nanticoke River in Seaford. While you can’t enter the plant these days, you can still get glimpses of what it used to be, either from your car or by playing a round of golf at Hooper’s Landing Golf Course, once part of the DuPont Country Club. The “Nylon Capital of the World” is a cornerstone of the Nanticoke Heritage Byway.
The Nanticoke Heritage Byway is a hidden gem in southern Delaware that offers visitors a glimpse into the region’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. From stunning parks to historic mansions, here are some of the top destinations to visit along the Nanticoke Heritage Byway.
Discover the rich history of southern Delaware along the Nanticoke Heritage Byway, where each stop offers a unique glimpse into the region’s cultural heritage.
The Seaford Museum is a must-visit destination for history buffs and curious visitors alike
Step back in time and explore the lavish lifestyle of a wealthy 19th-century family at Ross Mansion in Seaford, Delaware.
Hearn & Rawlins Mill
Located in southern Delaware, Hearn & Rawlins Mill is a fascinating glimpse into the region’s agricultural past.
Explore the rich history of the Nanticoke Heritage Byway at the Cannon-Maston House, located in Seaford, Delaware.
Seaford Train Station
The Seaford Train Station is a fascinating piece of southern Delaware’s transportation history.