Experience Wilmington’s Richness of Arts, Culture & History

Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley are rich with options for history lovers and arts aficionados.

Trace the story of the first European settlers at Old Swedes Historic Site or on the cobblestone streets of Historic New Castle. Explore Delaware’s major milestones at First State National Historical Park. Marvel at the treasures on display at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library as well as the other mansions and gardens associated with the prominent du Pont family.

Delaware is also an important nexus of Black history. Honor the pioneers of the Underground Railroad at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park and visit the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage to learn more about Louis Redding, the crusading lawyer who helped bring about the desegregation of public schools.

During the day, visit must-see exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum and the Brandywine Museum of Art. Then, after dark, take in an intimate indie rock performance at The Queen or enjoy a classical evening at The Grand Opera House, where First State Ballet Theatre and OperaDelaware perform.

Visit in the summer for music festivals that draw world-class performers to Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley, such as the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, the People’s Festival 4Peace Tribute to Bob Marley and the all-female-fronted Ladybug Music Festival.

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