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The Greater Wilmington Area has two incredibly lovely historic hotels: Inn at Montchanin Village and Spa in Montchanin, Delaware, less than four miles outside the City of Wilmington.
The Hotel du Pont is located in the heart of Wilmington across from Rodney Square where the Annual DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is held each June. Built for Pierre S. du Pont at the turn of the century, the hotel is known for its Old World luxury and elegance. Pierre used the hotel as his office during the work week; on weekends, he retreated to Longwood Gardens , his 1,000 acre horticultural extravaganza located across the Pennsylvania border. Today, the hotel features 216 oversized guest rooms, two restaurants and a lounge. There is 30,000 square feet of meeting space plus an executive conference center and meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 1200 attendees. The 1024-seat DuPont Theatre is also located in the Hotel; it hosts six traveling Broadway shows each season as well as many special events. Weekend packages are available and golf and tennis facilities are nearby at the DuPont Country Club. Visit www.hoteldupont.com for booking.
The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa was the original workers' village for the Irish immigrants who toiled in the nearby mills at Hagley . In 1802, E.I. du Pont settled at Hagley along the banks of the Brandywine River and began harnessing its power to produce high-quality gunpowder, thus laying the foundation for the mighty DuPont Company. Today this village located on a National Scenic Byway has been transformed into a small luxury hotel with 11 historic houses and 28 individually designed rooms and suites with private baths and outdoor seating areas. Dilworth Barn serves as a welcoming gathering area enhanced by a giant fireplace, a full-service spa and a fitness room. Krazy Kat's Restaurant, located in a building which once housed a blacksmith's shop, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are also three exceptionally attractive meeting/private dining rooms which can accommodate up to 40 guests.For booking go to www.Montchanin.com
The Brandywine Treasure Trail Passportprovides one-time admission to ten area attractions between May 28 and September 5. The cost is $35.00 for an Individual Passport and $75.00 for a Family Passport which covers two adults and three children. Passports can be purchased on the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau's website,here! Ten attractions include: Brandywine River Museum, Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Contemporary, Delaware Historical Society &; Read House, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Hagley Museum and Library, Longwood Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, Rockwood Park and Mansion and Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library.