This information was last updated on 3/26/20
In light of the recent pandemic hitting the nation, many Greater Wilmington and Brandywine Valley attractions and restaurants have pressed pause on activities and events for the safety and health of their daily visitors. Some, however, are still open for business . . . particularly those with outdoor offerings.
The Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau is committed to providing the #VisitWilm community with the most up-to-date information about traveling through the area.
Please find information about who is open for business as well as attraction closings below.
What’s Currently Open and Opening Soon!
Delaware State Parks – Need fresh air? Take part in hiking, biking and walking trails in 15 parks throughout the state. All programs and events have been cancelled through March 31st but there is a ton of fun still readily available. For information about individual state parks, visit the park’s specific Facebook page – Full list located at https://destateparks.com/Covid19
Delaware Art Museum - The museum's garden will remain open to the public from dawn to dusk for those who are in need of a new setting. The museum is also taking part in virtual learning activities. Learn more at http://emuseum.delart.org:8080/emuseum/
Christiana Mall – Hours of operation are now Monday – Saturday, noon through 7pm and Sundays 11am -6pm. The individual retailers may implement their own corporate policies regarding modified hours or temporary closings. As of now, the food court participants are able to operate for carryout and delivery. Seating in the food court is not permitted. For more information check back here or at https://www.christianamall.com/en/visit/covid-19-update.html.
Woodside Creamery – In need of a sweet treat outing? The creamery will still be launching their 2020 season with their opening festivities - March 21st. The opening will be a little different however, with drive thru service only and pint and gallon sales.
What’s Currently Paused:
- American Helicopter Museum - Closed through March 27th
- DE Natural History Museum - Closed reopen set for April 20th
- Hagley Museum - Closed no reopen date set
- Longwood Gardens - Closed no reopen date
- Biggs Museum - Closed until further notice
- Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, Old Town Hall, the Research Library, and the Read House & Gardens – Closed no reopening date
- The Grand Opera House, The Playhouse on Rodney Square and The Baby Grand – Shows and performances postponed until further notice. The Grand will try to reschedule as many events as they can for a later date.
- Go Ape Zip Lining - Opening day postponed until further notice.
- First State Ballet– Canceled performances
- Winterthur Museum - Closed until further notice BUT gardens remain open!
- Delaware Children’s Museum – Closed until further notice
- Blue Coats Season suspended
- Brandywine River Museum/Conservatory – Closed through March 31st / Events cancelled through April 30
- Candlelight Theater - Performances suspended until March 22nd
- Casino at Delaware Park – Closed until further notice BUT White Clay Golf Course is OPEN
- Historic Houses of Odessa - Suspended until April 21st
- Delaware Art Museum - Closed until further notice
- Kalmar Nyckel Ship and Copeland Center - Closed through April 15th
- Delaware Contemporary - Closed to the public as of March 17th
- Wilmington Library- Closed until further notice
- Mt. Cuba Center - Postponed their April 1st opening
- Wilmington and Western Railroad – Events Cancelled
- Wilmington Blue Rocks 2020 Season – Postponed Opening Day
- Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library - Temporarily Closed, Point-to-Point Cancelled
The Governor of Delaware recently released a statement suspending dining in restaurants as of March 16th. That doesn’t mean you can’t get your favorite food via take out or delivery! Check out the full list of restaurants still going strong on our blog -- Beat the Coronavirus Home Cooking Blues! Mix it Up with Takeout or Delivery in Greater Wilmington
For the latest information on how the corona virus is effecting Delaware please visit: http://de.gov/coronavirus.