Enchanting Gardens
 
Enchanting Gardens
Photo Credit: Larry Albee
Old-World Extravagance
 
Old-World Extravagance
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DuPont Family Legacy
 
DuPont Family Legacy
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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
Give the holiday gift that keeps giving all summer long - the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport. Each Passport provides access to 11 top area attractions during the summer of 2015.
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Skate the Horizon Services Riverfront Rink, Wilmington’s own open-air skating venue along the Christina River. Fun for all ages.
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Book the Shop and Drop package at the all new Hampton Inn & Suites and you can receive a $25 Christiana Mall gift card. Makes the perfect girlfriend getaway!
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The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents a major retrospective exhibition of artist Jamie Wyeth that examines his distinctive approach to realism over the course of six decades.
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Get your hands wet in the new 600 gallon Touch Tank Aquarium at the Delaware Children's Museum while you learn about the tank's marine inhabitants.
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Don't miss the hot hoops action of the Delaware 87ers, affiliate of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, on their home court at the University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center. Affordable family fun.
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Featured Events

“Holidays at Hagley”

November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015
The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on
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A Longwood Christmas

November 27, 2014 – January 11, 2015
 Extravagant trees towering as high as 18 feet stand in our Conservatory and red and green apples float in an artistic pattern in our Exhibition Hall.
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Yuletide at Winterthur

November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Visions of holidays of old will delight and inspire you at our annual Yuletide tour and celebration. Special events, music, children's programs and more. 
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Historic Odessa Holiday Tours

November 12, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Come see how the holidays were celebrated in this charming town.  Historic Odessa Foundation continues its tradition of interpreting classic literature
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My secret Santa gave me some local bacon for Christmas last year. At least, I assume it was my secret Santa, because no one signed the card. The bacon showed in the mail one afternoon with a note that said “Merry Christmas” and a blank next to the sender’s name. It was one of three […] 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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