In the News

"The Brandywine Valley's 350 square miles, including rolling hills, manicured estates and the sparkling Brandywine River, offer visitors a seductive trip through history." - The New York Times

"The next night we found Market Street crowded with cars and alive with artists and the people who support them, which is to say: We found the people of Wilmington. A high school talent show playing at the Queen. An exhibit of art by bird preservationists at the library. A concoction of artists - photographers, sculptors, painters - at the Delaware College of Art and Design. We wandered in, we wandered out. We listened in. In a city famous for setting so many free, we were not turned away." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"A road trip through the Brandywine Valley offers a taste of American aristocracy. In the former country mansions of the ultrarich, travelers glimpse the early 20th-century extravagant lifestyle of a fascinating New World royalty. The du Ponts, one of the wealthiest American families, built estates graced by lovely gardens and filled with world-class art." - National Geographic

The national press has discovered the natural beauty, rich history and world-class attractions of Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley. Read the press coverage below to discover all the grand mansions, breath-taking gardens, art collections, festivals, family fun and so much more that makes this a magical place to visit.

Press & Media Coverage

04/26/2015

The name Du Pont has been synonymous with Delaware and the Brandywine Valley ever since family patriarch E. I. du Pont founded the DuPont Company in 1802 as a gunpowder mill along the banks of the...

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04/26/2015

When is a fork more than a fork? How does a kitchen towel become elevated to the level of art? And what's with painting decorations on the sides of barns? It would seem that everything made by...

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04/11/2015

Wilmington, Del., and the surrounding Brandywine Valley — about 300 miles and five hours by car from Pittsburgh — offer a series of contrasts for visitors: town and country, preservation and progress.

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03/15/2015

A road trip through the Brandywine Valley offers a taste of American aristocracy. In the former country mansions of the ultrarich, travelers glimpse the early 20th-century extravagant lifestyle...

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03/09/2015

The state of Delaware was once home to miles of the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman helped a number of slaves all the way from the Maryland state line in Western Kent County to freedom in...

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