Recent Media Coverage

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

Garden Grandeur

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Mid-Atlantic States bloom with noted public botanical gardens that are at their most spectacular this time of year. t’s an...

Beholding the Fort

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Visitors to Fort Delaware State Park travel back to 1864 and the Civil War. THE UNION SOLDIERS HAVE JUST FIRED THEIR MUSKETS, and the...

Celebrating Andrew Wyeth

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The American artist’s centennial is being honored with two major retrospectives of his work. Andrew Wyeth may have been a...

A lost ‘Hamlet’ opera’s revival offers two happy endings

Sunday, May 15, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. — Franco Faccio’s opera “Amleto,” based on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,”...

Going big: OperaDelaware bets on festival

Friday, May 06, 2016

When Brendan Cooke was named general director of OperaDelaware in June 2012, his mandate from the board of directors was to explore,...

The Best Places to Travel with Mom

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Mother’s Day may come once a year, but I say anytime is a good time to travel with mom. She spent years taking care of...

A Day in Old New Castle Festival: 'Taverns, Taprooms and Tippling Houses'

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

If you love history, gardens, festivals or even just beer, A Day in Old New Castle is there for you (if you can get to Delaware,...

Va La Vineyard listed in Iconic Wineries of the Atlantic Coast on

Monday, February 01, 2016

The soil and the climate have always been here. But it took a few centuries to find the right grapes to plant, to develop the needed...

Dupont family mansions among breathtaking sights in Wilmington, Del.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Wilmington, Del., and its adjacent Brandywine Valley are true gems of a destination just waiting to be discovered by travelers who are...

America's Chateau Country

Sunday, April 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...

Pennsylvania German Folk Art at Winterthur

Sunday, April 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...

Road Trip! Destination: Wilmington, Del.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Wilmington, Del., and the surrounding Brandywine Valley — about 300 miles and five hours by car from Pittsburgh — offer a...

Road Trip: Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A road trip through the Brandywine Valley offers a taste of American aristocracy. In the former country mansions of the ultrarich,...

The Underground Railroad in Delaware

Monday, March 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...

15 Cities that are Hidden Gems for the Tech Job Seekers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Even though Philadelphia lies only 25 miles northeast, Wilmington, Delaware, maintains a sense of independence. The city, which sits at...

The Town Dish

Friday, February 06, 2015

9 Best Restaurants to Visit in Delaware in 2015 Delaware may not be known as a culinary mecca-but it should be. Alas, among even the...


Friday, February 06, 2015

Travel + Leisure's Jacqui Gifford joins TODAY to suggest some romantic getaways across the U.S. that you can still book for the...

The New York Times

Monday, February 02, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. — In a downtown district previously characterized by pawnshops and check-cashing stores, hundreds of apartments...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Artistic inspiration stems from the world around us. From observing creative work to exploring new sightseeing adventures, there is...

The Culture Trip

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

USA Today

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

National Geographic Magazine

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Brandywine River powered American industry in the 19th century. Walker's textile mill joins many others that dot the...