First settled in 1672 by English colonists, Milton, Delaware has a rich historical heritage. Many of the homes and buildings in Milton are examples of some of the finest Victorian and Colonial architecture not just in the state but nationwide, and some of the houses – primarily on Union and Federal streets – have been masterfully restored to their original appearance. The excellent location (the Delaware Route 5 passes through the town) is part of the reason for Milton’s rapid increase in population – 55.5% over the past decade.
Milton has over 198 structures listed within the Federal Register Historic District (these include the Lydia Black Cannon Museum, the Government James Carey home; the Hazzard House and Gov. James Ponder House also listed on the National Register of Historic Places). The Milton Historical Society offers visitors and locals the wonderful opportunity to explore the historical heritage of the town.
Milton has lots to offer in terms of activities, too. Located on the Broadkill River, it’s in the immediate proximity of the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge , whose gorgeous landscapes are great for hiking or enjoying nature. The Milton Memorial Park is located just off the coast of the river and it’s another fantastic place to spend a relaxing day at.
In terms of activities, Milton is also home to the Rookery Golf Club and the Milton Theatre is one of its most cherished community treasures. Additionally, the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is a definite must-see, as is the Dawn’s Country Market. Unlike most farmer’s markets, this one is situated within an actual farm which means you can actually see the animals while buying local produce from the farmers. Some of Milton’s best restaurants are the Po’ Boys Creole and Fresh Catch, well-known for its exquisite food and friendly atmosphere, the Backyard where you can enjoy fresh shrimps at an affordable price, the Real Pit BBQ “Smoking D’z”, and the Happy Cow. And if you’re in the mood for some homemade desserts, definitely check out King’s Ice Cream shop.
Historic Milton page: http://www.historicmilton.com