Guided tours are available. Reserve your spot now!

Join historical interpreters for an introductory program on the history of the Cooch’s Bridge homestead. Learn about the individuals who lived on the property, how they shaped the land around them, and how the location’s landscape contributed to national history.

Tours will take place at 10 am and 1 pm on the following dates: March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Go to or call 302-922-7116.

New Song Inspired by Cooch’s Bridge Released

“Lightning in a Bottle,” released on streaming platforms today by coauthors John Faye and Sug Daniels, was inspired by their recent visit to Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site.

Go here to listen to the new song.

The two Philly artists, although a generation apart, share Delaware roots, and found their visit to Cooch’s Bridge brought home the fact that they owe so much of their personal identities to the state’s long-ago past.

“We realized that the space has a storied and complex history, one that at first glance doesn’t relate to either of us,” Faye said. “But it made us realize that drawing perspective and inspiration from standing on hallowed ground allows us to find our own place in that history.”

“The longer my music career spans the more I find I’m a part of a larger experience,” Daniels added.

“Writing this song with John felt like we were honoring those who came before us and communing with those to follow.”

Dine in style for an urgent purpose

The Friends are pleased to announce Tastes of Cooch’s Bridge, Sunday, October 23, 6-9 pm at Buena Vista in New Castle. Dinner co-chairs Ashley Cloud and David Young invite you to an extraordinary evening of dining, fun, and fellowship—all for an urgent purpose.

Experience the culinary magic of Chef Lion Gardner…

Delaware’s own Chef Lion Gardner will prepare a six-course dinner featuring his unique interpretation of the foods consumed by the generations who’ve peopled Cooch’s Bridge. You’ll experience Chef Gardner’s fresh take on the cuisine of the Lanape, the African Americans, the European Colonials, the American Revolutionaries, and the families who followed.

While you fund urgently needed research.

Your ticket to Tastes of Cooch’s Bridge in part will fund an urgently needed internship program. As site supervisor Kaitlyn Dykes explains, interns are needed now to assure that good documentary and archeological evidence is amassed before Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site is opened to the public.

“We’re in a foundational phase,” she says. “Interns are needed to help build the foundation for our interpretation of the site—the superstructure that sits on top of the evidentiary foundation. Interns are essential to the strong foundation of research on which our interpretation will rely. We can’t do without them.”

Dine well. Do good. Purchase tickets now!

Tickets to Tastes of Cooch’s Bridge are $150 each. Go here, to purchase yours now. Don’t delay because seating is strictly limited.

We look forward to seeing you at this tasty and important celebration!