Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley In the News

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.

The New York Times Logo"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

Philadelphia Inquirer Logo"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

National Geographic Logo"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