Fort Christina

Also known as: Fort Christina State Park
E. 7th St. and the Christina River, Fort Christina State Park, Wilmington, Delaware

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Description 

Site of the first Swedish military outpost (1638) in the Delaware Valley, which became the nucleus of the first Swedish settlement in North America and its trading and commercial center. It fell into disrepair after the English conquest in 1664, and, except for some rocks jutting into the river that served as a landing site, the last vestiges of the fort disappeared. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 5, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000260
Areas of significance
Military; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Battle site
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1600-1649
Significant year
1638
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2
Non-contributing objects: 1