Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley. A destination marked by sharp contrasts: Town and country. Preservation and progress. Tradition and innovation. Exploring the differences makes each visit to the area unique, filled with unexpected discoveries and moments that couldn't happen anywhere else on the east coast.
Wilmington is the urban hub of the region, the Corporate Capital of America, and the largest downtown in the state of Delaware. It's a center for banking and innovation, with world-class restaurants, museums, performing arts spaces and, of course, tax-free shopping.
But travel north into the heart of the Brandywine Valley, and city streets turn into country lanes, where elegant estates and glorious gardens of a bygone era are a testament to the wealth and influence of the du Pont family and the beauty of their legacy. It is like stepping back into a greater, grander time - amazingly, only minutes away from I-95.