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Enchanting Gardens
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A romantic tale of two cultures, two centuries and two different worlds.

Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley is a destination marked by sharp contrast. Town and Gardens. Beauty and Brains. Past and Present. Historic and Hip. It is these contrasts that make each experience more vibrant, each moment more distinct and each sight more authentic and beautiful.

In every direction, Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley blends the arts, dining and entertainment amenities of the city with the history and beauty of the surrounding countryside. So whatever your mood, whatever your passion, we invite you to experience our perfect mix of history, culture and gardens. Urbane and urban. Town and garden. College and commerce. A place to lose yourself in nature, hearken back to history or tap into the heartbeat of the city.

 

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Highlights from the Brandywine Valley
Grab your camera or your smartphone and start planning a fall photo tour through the Brandywine Valley. Here are 10 of the top places to capture the natural beauty of fall throughout Wilmington.
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Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley welcomes all attending the 2015 World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit in Philadelphia this summer and invite you to learn more about the area's history, culture, gardens and tax-free shopping.
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When autumn arrives it's time to plan a weekend getaway to Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. From sipping wine to embarking on a ghost tour, here are some of the best things to do in the fall.
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The nation's oldest continuously operating house of worship is the latest addition to the just-established First State National Historical Park in Delaware. Build by the Swedish colonists in 1689-99.
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The just opened Riverwalk Mini Golf is a beautiful course for your putting pleasure, with a design that captures the sights, sounds and colors of the Wilmington Riverfront.
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Featured Events

DREAM STREETS: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990

June 27, 2015 – September 17, 2015
During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to
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Nightscape: A Light & Sound Experience

July 1, 2015 – October 31, 2015
Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day-and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You'll
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Tour Mt. Cuba Gardens

April 1, 2015 – November 1, 2015
Experienced docents lead 2-hour garden tours on Wed & Thurs mornings.  Group tours are available by reservation. General admission Fri- Sun, with
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"Tiffany Glass: Painting with Light and Color"

September 5, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York City, Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light is comprised of five windows, nineteen
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Delaware is not a southern state. But it’s not exactly a northern one either. In fact, it’s only state in the union that’s east of the Mason-Dixon Line. (Think about that for a moment.) And so it is that this small state, this Delaware, all 96 miles of it, spans two distinct American food cultures. […] READ MORE

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The Visitors Center operates Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. Our toll-free number is 1-800-489-6664

100 West 10th Street, Suite 20 Wilmington, DE 19801
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