What's New in Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley for 2016/2017

From new improvements at long running, popular attractions to a fun new seasonal establishment along Wilmington's Riverfront, change is ever in the air for the Greater Wilmington area. Here are just a few of the very latest.

Nemours opens its doors to children young and old
Formerly Nemours Mansion & Gardens, Nemours Estate began the year with a new name and by throwing out its old rulebook to offer visitors unprecedented access to the grounds of this 300-acre country estate.

Analog-A-Go-Go spins its way to Wilmington
After a five-year run downstate, Dogfish Head Brewing will bring its annual festival of craft beers and vinyl tunes to Bellevue State Park, in what looks like a new long-tem home for the festival.

The Longwood Gardens fountains reopen in spring 2017
After three years of renovations, the iconic fountains of Longwood Gardens will burst back to life in the spring of 2017, shooting water 175 feet into the air – 45 feet higher than ever before.

A Beer Garden grows in Wilmington
The creators of The Beer Garden at Local West, right across the street from Penn Station in Manhattan, only had to take a short hop on the Amtrak to Wilmington to open Constitution Yards on the Wilmington Riverfront.

Local museums add local flavor
Someone with good taste at the Brandywine River Museum of Art has lured Chef MacGregor Mann, owner of the acclaimed Junto BYOB Restaurant in Chadds Ford, to run the new Millstone Café inside the museum.

Meanwhile, the Delaware Art Museum now has Chef Dan Butler leading its culinary art scene inside the Thronson Café. Butler, owner of several regional restaurants including the ever-popular Piccolina Toscana, also crafts the menus at Hagley Museum and Library’s Belin House Organic Café.

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