Wilmington, Delaware

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Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Attractions in Wilmington, Delaware

Amusements

  • Delaware Park Slots
    777 Delaware Park Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19804
    Delaware Park Slots features coin-op slot machines and simulcast racing.  more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Greenbank Mill
    500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE 19808
    302-999-9001, Greenbank Mill gives visitors an opportunity to see early 19th Century Delaware. Open Friday and Saturday, or by appointment.  more info  map

  • Hagley Museum
    Route 141, Wilmington, DE 19807
    Brandywine River
    302-658-2400, Set amid more than 230 acres of trees and flowering shrubs, The Hagley Museum offers restorations, exhibits, and live demonstrations. The visit includes glances into... more info  map

  • Holy Trinity Church and Hendrickson House Museum
    606 Church Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-652-5629, You are invited to worship and celebrate life in this place of history. Constructed in 1698-1699, the church was originally established as a Swedish Lutheran Church. ... more info  map

  • Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
    1124 East Seventh Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-429-7447, This shipyard and museum has a recreation of Delaware's Tall Ship "Kalmar Nyckel." more info  map

  • Nemours Mansion and Gardens
    1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
    302-651-6912, Visit this Louis XVI style chateau built for Alfred DuPont, surrounded by gardens. The mansion and gardens are open for tours between May and December. The tours... more info  map

  • Old Asbury Methodist Church
    Walnut and Third Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
    Dedicated by Francis Asbury, first American Bishop of the Methodist Church, this historical site is where Allan McLane, Revolutionary War hero, was laid to rest in the... more info  map

  • Old First Presbyterian Church
    South Park Drive and West Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-656-3994, Presented by First Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, Delaware, to the Society of Colonial Wars, this old church was used as a hospital during the American Revolution. ... more info  map

  • Old Town Hall Museum
    505 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-655-7161, Built in 1798, Old Town Hall functioned as the center of political and social activities during the height of Wilmington's mercantile-milling economy. The Federal-style... more info  map

  • Quaker Hill Historic District
    521 North West Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-658-9295, Tour Wilmington's first residential neighborhood. Examples of 19th century architecture thrive and three original homes survive. There are guided tours for groups of... more info  map

  • Robinson House
    1 Naamans Road, Claymont, DE 19703
    Located 6 Miles Northeast
    302-792-0285, This historic home is available for social events. more info  map

  • Rockwood Mansion Park
    610 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
    302-761-4340, Visit this mid-19th century Victorian manor and enjoy 72 acres of quiet parkland. The historic mansion has 12 rooms and six acres of formal landscape. Hike the two and... more info  map

  • Willingtown Square
    505 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-655-7161, Willingtown Square is a collection of four historic buildings, dating from 1748 to the early 1800s. The structures were built when mercantile and shipping activities... more info  map

  • Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
    5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
    Located on Route 52, 6 Miles from Wilmington
    302-888-4600, The former home of Henry Francis du Pont, an avid antiques collector and horticulturist, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate is surrounded by a 60-acre naturalistic... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Fort Christina Park
    Seventh Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-652-5629, Historically marks the first permanent settlement in Delaware Valley, where Swedish settlers landed in 1638. more info  map

  • Port of Wilmington, Delaware
    1 Hausel Road, Wilmington, DE 19801-5852
    302-472-7678, The Port of Wilmington is the first inbound, deep-water port on the Delaware River. more info  map

  • Wilmington and Western Railroad
    2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808
    Red Clay Valley
    302-998-1930, Enjoy rides on authentic antique trains. There is also a visitor's center, giftshop, and snack bar. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Delaware Art Museum
    2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
    302-571-9590, Patrons of the Delaware Art Museum will find an extensive collection of British Pre-Raphaelite, John Sloan, American illustration, 19th and early 20th century American... more info  map

  • Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
    200 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    Wilmington Riverfront
    302-656-6466, The Center is composed of 7 galleries, 26 private studios, a museum of 33,00 square feet, education programs, services, auditorium, and a gift shop.  more info  map

  • Delaware History Museum
    504 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    The museum features three galleries of changing interactive exhibits on Delaware history, including displays of rare items of everyday life, costumes, children's toys,... more info  map

  • Delaware Museum of Natural History
    4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
    302-658-9111, The natural exhibits feature local dinosaurs and an interactive discovery room. more info  map

  • Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum
    6 Barley Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
    Route 141
    302-427-8697, The Delaware Toy & Miniature Museum, a nonprofit organization founded by Gloria R. Hinkel and Beverly J. Thomes, is a historical reference of antique and contemporary... more info  map

  • Dino Days
    Located in Downtown Wilmington
    302-658-9111, A public art project which is located on the sidewalks of Downtown Wilmington and features close to 60 unique, decoratively painted dinosaurs which are available for... more info  map

  • First USA Riverfront Arts Center
    800 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-777-1600, The Center offers a gallery, giftshop, dining area, and banquet facilities. more info  map

  • Lincoln Collection, U. of Delaware
    2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806
    302-573-4468, The Lincoln Collection features the Abraham Lincoln in pictures and other memorabilia. more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Brandywine Zoo
    1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19803
    On the Brandywine River
    302-571-7788, Wilmington is the home of Delaware's only zoo. It is located in a 180 acre city park. more info

  • Delaware Center for Horticulture
    1810 North DuPont Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
    302-658-6262, The Deleware Center for Horticulture is a perennial garden with classes, tours, and workshops for adults and children. more info  map

  • Gibraltar (Marian Coffin Gardens)
    1405 Greenhill Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806
    302-651-9617, These early 20th Century gardens have been restored to beauty and wonder. more info  map

  • Goodstay Gardens
    2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806
    University of Delaware, #219
    302-573-4450, Goodstay Gardens houses a mansion that is surrounded by Tudor gardens. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Christina River Boat Company
    201 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    Christina River
    302-984-2722, Take a historical tour of the Brandywine and Christina Rivers. Dining vessel cruises on the Delaware River also available. more info  map

  • Footloose Tours
    14 Degas Circle, Wilmington, DE 19808
    302-235-1758, Footloose Tours offers local transportation and a tour service for site seeing trips and tours. more info  map

  • Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware's Tall Ship
    1124 East 7th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-429-7447, Kalmar Nyckel docks on and around the Wilmington Riverfront and offers seasonal sails and private charters.  more info  map

  

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