Explore Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley's Historic Sites

The indigenous Nanticoke people lived here in the Brandywine Valley for centuries before the first European settlers sailed across the ocean onboard the Kalmar Nyckel.

Retrace the steps of those settlers with a walking tour of the cobblestone streets of Historic New Castle or over a meal at colonial Jessop’s Tavern.

Explore Delaware’s role in the Civil War on the ramparts of Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island or get a more comprehensive view of our origins at the Delaware History Museum

Hagley Museum and Library highlights Delaware’s and the DuPont Company's vitally important role in the industrial revolution, as well as serving as a monument to the American entrepreneurial spirit.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library houses one of the foremost collections of American decorative arts, and its library is a renowned research center, while Nemours Estate is Wilmington’s very own Versailles, with its elaborate French-style gardens, magnificent fountains and gilded sculptures.

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