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What to see in Wilmington

Wilmington Attractions


Wilmington is midway between New York and Washington DC, so it is perfectly situated for a weekend getaway or stop-over. Plus, it is full of undiscovered gems, like the Mt Cuba Center's indigenous gardens, which makes it an ideal setting for a romantic holiday. The Brandywine Valley is lovely for couples, though its many museums cater to children as well. Young people might enjoy the libations of the Twin Lake Brewery just north of town.

Wilmington holds some treasures for art lovers, with the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts both highly regarded. History buffs should find something of interest in the Hagley Museum and Library, and the Delaware History Museum. For those keen to discover some of the stately old homes of the region, the Nemours Mansion is in Wilmington and offers tours of the estate and gardens, and the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, another du Pont mansion, is nearby. Sports fans may want to catch a game at Frawley Stadium, and the Grand Opera House is an impressive venue for the performing arts. Those looking for a taste of Delaware's scenic beauty within the city limits should visit the Alapocas Run State Park or the Brandywine Creek State Park.


Delaware Art Museum

Holding a collection of more than 12,000 works, the Delaware Art Museum was founded in 1912 by the Wilmington Society…

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Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

The state's only contemporary art museum, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, features displays of local and…

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Delaware Museum of Natural History

Featuring some fantastic exhibits, the Delaware Museum of Natural History is a great attraction for visitors of all ages…

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Hagley Museum and Library

The Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves and interprets the history of American enterprise and is a non-profit…

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