The historic sites are recognizable, physically distinctive landmarks that contribute to Mt. Cuba Center’s collective identity and unique sense of place. They are pieces of the anthropogenic puzzle which shape the landscape we see in the 21st century. The now quiet hamlet of Mt. Cuba was once a bustling 19th century railroad stop for the Wilmington & Western Railroad. The area that comprises Mt. Cuba Center’s natural lands was home to more than 150 people. Evidence of the former town can be seen by viewing the 250 year old stone houses and grist mills that are scattered throughout. Protecting these fragile, non-renewable cultural resources for future generations is a critical part of our work at Mt. Cuba Center.